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False Pretenses (2004)

Randal 'Randy' Ackers looses his family savings and the company's reserve funds in an 'easy profit scheme' and commits suicide. His widow Dianne hopes to build a new life in California but ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peta Wilson ... Dianne / Dee Dee Martin
Stewart Bick Stewart Bick ... Mitchell Thomson
Melanie Nicholls-King ... Cerise
Conrad Pla ... Nando
Francis X. McCarthy ... Chasen Boggs (as Francis Xavier McCarthy)
Anthony Lemke ... Randal Ackers
David Gow David Gow ... Norm
Jennifer Morehouse Jennifer Morehouse ... Paige Segal (as Jennifer Moorehouse)
Brian D. Wright ... Fred The Manager (as Brian Wright)
Miranda Handford ... Laura
Andrew Johnston ... Detective Wallace
Lois Dellar Lois Dellar ... Vault Clerk
Cas Anvar ... Nabil
Brian Wrench Brian Wrench ... Rand's Laywer
Liz MacRae Liz MacRae ... Art Gallery Owner
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Randal 'Randy' Ackers looses his family savings and the company's reserve funds in an 'easy profit scheme' and commits suicide. His widow Dianne hopes to build a new life in California but gets stuck with car trouble in Texas. To pay for the repairs, she becomes waitress Dee Dee in a diner. There the swindler, who apparently doesn't recognize Diane, recruits 'Dee Dee' as investment sales pitch assistant. Friendly local sheriff Nando, who has a crush on her, promises to help catch the trickster under his new name, unofficially as he has no cause for legal action. But more is not what is seems. Written by KGF Vissers

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Language:

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Release Date:

25 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Learn about white collar crime
12 October 2008 | by SipteaHighTeaSee all my reviews

This movie should be shown to people on how scams work particularly the one that the movie is referring to. The movie does an excellent job of how the money is move from one phrase of the operation to another phrase in a well-thought, logical fashion that everyone can follow until it comes to the final end where the victims are finally jig out of their money.

The sad thing about this movie is where the local police told the ex-wife that they were not going to do a thing about it because it did not occurred in their area and they have too much crime in their own area to devote the manpower and resources. I guarantee you if someone pull a stunt like that on a law enforcement agency, the cops would spare no effort, time, and resources to bring the criminal to justice because cops do not like being made fools. Sometimes, it seems that the police need to become victims in order to get their butts moving because then they know what it is like to be a victim of white collar crime.


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