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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dianne / Dee Dee Martin
Stewart Bick ... Mitchell Thomson
... Cerise
... Nando
... Chasen Boggs (as Francis Xavier McCarthy)
... Randal Ackers
David Gow ... Norm
Jennifer Morehouse ... Paige Segal (as Jennifer Moorehouse)
... Fred The Manager (as Brian Wright)
... Laura
... Detective Wallace
Lois Dellar ... Vault Clerk
... Nabil
Brian Wrench ... Rand's Laywer
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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revenge can taste sweet
16 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Basic story line is a hot babe has a husband who commits suicide because he was swindled in a ponzi scheme. The babe wife decides to try and get even. She even gets a job working for the swindler in the town where he currently resides. The rest is a cat and mouse game often thwarted by a curious cast of characters.

HOWEVER, the pacing was off and not up to a higher caliber heist or swindle scheme type movies. View David Mamet, Spanish PRISONER, HOUSE OF GAMES, and others. Or the HEIST with Gene Hackman. The movie needed a more dramatic sound track...more mysterious lighting, tighter pacing, and better cinematography.

Lighting was way to Lifetime...no dramatic shadows, and was almost documentary like with actors not up to full par...perhaps the director couldn't bring out the best in each actor.

I like the premise, the characters, I bet the book is a better read than the movie. Some of the Lifetime movies are interesting however.

And you can always tell those Lifetime movies shot in Canada. They should make one in LA with a good sound track, direction, cast. But their budget is probably a million bucks, so they do the best they can. The stories are interesting tho...usually from paperback novels one can get off a rack, but the 'girl in trouble' is popular during the day and 'bad guy boyfriend' at night on this channel.

Yes, I would buy it in a bargain bin...like 2 for $5 Or tape it next time on Lifetime.


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