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Fatal Trust (2006)

After the father of her kid son Sam was killed by an escaped psychiatric patient, Kate decides it's time for a new chapter in her life. She moves to the town where her former lover Tom ... See full summary »

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Andrew Hilton
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Cast

Cast overview:
Amy Jo Johnson ... Kate
David Haydn-Jones ... Dr. Mark Lucas (as David Jones)
Paul Popowich ... Tom
Carol Alt ... Jessica
Nigel Bennett ... Samuel Ryder
Lorne Brass Lorne Brass ... Sheriff Cooper
Frank Fontaine ... Harry Goodman
Mary Morter ... Miss White
Charles Bender Charles Bender ... Deputy Bailey
Robert Higden ... Skip
Malcolm Travis Malcolm Travis ... Nick
Nancy Helms Nancy Helms ... Grace
David L. McCallum David L. McCallum ... Bob
Lisa Bronwyn Moore Lisa Bronwyn Moore ... Violet
Joan McBride Joan McBride ... Helen
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After the father of her kid son Sam was killed by an escaped psychiatric patient, Kate decides it's time for a new chapter in her life. She moves to the town where her former lover Tom lives and now works in the fire department, and slowly gets intimate again with the sensitive, caring gentleman. Professionally she becomes the secretary of Dr. Mark Lucas, the respected local physician. In time she starts to take an old man's warnings against the doctor seriously, starts to believe that he may systematically have a hand in a suspicious number of old patients dying shortly after contact with him and tries to prove her theory. Written by KGF Vissers

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Canada

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Release Date:

7 December 2006 (USA) See more »

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Fatal Trust See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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(Ontario)

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Females in jeopardy: A few elderly women are poisoned and killed by the doctor. With about 17 minutes remaining, the doctor knocks out Kate by hitting her and then ties her up. Kate is rescued by Tom. With about 5 minutes left, Jess, Kate, and Tom are threatened by the doctor who has disguised himself as a deputy. Kate wounds him with gunfire from a revolver, but he shoots Tom through a door with a shotgun. Jess, Kate, and Sam are then threatened by him. They split up, and Jess is hit by the doctor and Sam kidnapped. Kate, who is still armed with a revolver, is then threatened by the doctor via shotgun. Kate fires three times, killing him. See more »

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The sheriff's car says police on it. A sheriff's vehicle would say sheriff on it. See more »

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Kate: Did you kill my mom?
Dr. Mark Lucas: Life is an incurable disease! I treated her!
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A Decent Daytime TV Flick.
18 January 2018 | by stephenabellSee all my reviews

This film actually surprised me by how good it was. Now I'm not saying it's brilliant, I'm not! Though for a daytime TV movie this is good fare.

Kate (Johnson) and her son have suffered the violent loss of a lover and father so she decides it's time to leave the city and head home, where her sister, Jessica (Alt), runs a diner. As she's pulling into town, she passes an accident where a woman has died of a heart attack while driving. As time passes, Kate begins to learn that this isn't the first heart attack in the small town. Could her new boss, Dr Lucas (Haydn-Jones), be behind the deaths in some way(?) So she sets out to find out the truth.

Here is the first thing I think could have been better. It would have been a stronger storyline had we not been shown the killer at quite an early stage in the film. Had the writer and director decided to make this into a whodunnit with lots of twists and red herrings this would have been a brilliant movie. It wouldn't have been that difficult to do as the person who's playing the killer is so normal it would have been difficult to guess.

The other thing would be her relationship with her son. There's just too little here. At times, you even forget she's a mother. Who know's there may be some of these scene's laying on the cutting room floor. I just think it would have strengthened her character and added a few heartwarming and tearful scenes. This, in turn, could have branched off a story arch where they, as a family, developed more - especially the climax, which was over a little too fast. With an added threat to her son, the director could have ramped up the tension so the audience was on the edge of their seats.

Those are my only quirks as the film is well directed and acted throughout. There is one scene which is especially great. After killing an elderly resident, the killer sits back while sipping tea. It's the exhale of their deep breath, the look of calm satisfaction, and the shudder of utter bliss, which gave me the shivers right down to the bone.

If you love your thrillers without the mystery element then I'd recommend this film to you. It's an engrossing and entertaining way to waste an hour or two.


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