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Fatal Desire (2006)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Movie 3 April 2006
A forty-something ex-policeman named Joe initiates an online relationship with twenty-something Tonya Sullivan. Conflicts arise after Tonya flies to Atlantic City to seduce Joe, and she reveals to him that she is married.

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Ralph Hemecker

Writers:

Ray Wright (teleplay by), Mark Morris (based on the book "Fatal Error" by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Heche ... Tanya
Eric Roberts ... Joe
Kathleen York ... Paula
Melyssa Ade Melyssa Ade ... Cindy
James Edward Campbell James Edward Campbell ... Teddy
Barry Flatman
Mark A. Owen Mark A. Owen ... Mark Sullivan
Jessica Parsons Jessica Parsons ... Molly Sullivan
Gary Levert Gary Levert ... Bartender
Ian Tench Ian Tench ... Casino Boss - Sheldon
Matthew MacCaull ... Furniture Delivery Guy
Carroll Godsman Carroll Godsman ... Nurse
Loretta Yu ... Waitress
Juanita Peters Juanita Peters ... Receptionist
Jim Swansburg Jim Swansburg ... Pit Boss
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Storyline

Tanya Sullivan (alias Sexykitten), mother of teenager Molly, with a crummy cosmetics sales job in Pittsburgh, meets over Internet a great gay, casino employee Joe Donnely (alias Jerseydude), an ex cop -made to resign after testifying truthfully against the PD- and divorced tender father of teenage son Teddy, who chose to live with him but preferred Rhode Island where his mother still lives. After months of hot mail, Tanya flies a first time to Atlantic City and they start to have hot sex. Once she's pregnant, she tells Joe she was abused by her wife-beating father, and is again by her husband Mark, a gangster. He realizes paternity is uncertain, but stands by her, and after threats and insults from Mark flies to Pittsburgh, with his gun; from then on everything goes horribly wrong... Written by KGF Vissers

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A dark, sexually charged true crime thriller about a perfect match that becomes a perfect nightmare. See more »


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deceptively Yours See more »

Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

When Joe is meeting Tanya for the second time at the airport, he is seen carrying a bouquet of flowers for her. He then goes to the men's room, and the flowers are never seen again. This is not a goof because right before he enters the restroom, he walks by a trash can and the camera focuses on the trash can indicating that's where he put the flowers. See more »

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Jerry: It's a crosswalk you friggin' idiot!
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Surprisingly Good - Recommended
29 February 2008 | by diddleysquatSee all my reviews

Some time back, I read a brief summary of this film in a TV program listing online. For some reason, it sounded better than it's rather "soapish" title would suggest. I recorded it, then all but forgot about it.... until....

Until, in the midst of packing and preparing to move to another state, I got so tired and anxious about the work that I decided to watch some of those old recordings in the hopes that they would get my mind off things. "Fatal Desire" was last of the recorded shows. I couldn't remember why I taped something with a title like that, and counted on it to be worth 15 minutes of watching and put me to sleep.

What a surprise! Within a few minutes minutes I was completely drawn into the story and watched intently. What made the movie so intriguing to me was that all-important aspect of movie-making - character development.

The viewer will know from the first scenes of the film that it will end in a tragedy for the character Joe. Then, a couple of minutes later, we're sent back in time six months. There we meet Tanya, an captivating character who behaves recklessly at bars but seems entirely different at home with a daughter she obviously loves very much.

From there the story turns to her affair with Joe, started over the internet. The viewer can never be quite sure what's going to happen. At times Tanya seems truly sincere. But the film crew has carefully crafted a lead character who just simply gave me "bad vibes." It's like in real life. There's something disturbing about this woman .... but I couldn't quite put your finger on it.

As things move along in the story, it doesn't miss a beat. I spent the entire two hours (counting commercials) taking in every little hint of something wrong in the relationship. They both seem sincere... but the feeling never left that I was waiting for the other shoe to drop.

No matter what the ending had been to this film (no spoiler here!), you have two complex very characters in an odd relationship that will keep you in real suspense.

It's an amazing movie - well directed, wonderfully acted, realistic dialogue. I certainly never expected something this gripping!

Ten stars for "Fatal Desire."


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