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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

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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 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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Official Sites:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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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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Actions have consequences, even online.....
10 January 2008 | by MarieGabrielleSee all my reviews

This was based on the true story of Tanya Sullivan, and how she set up an acquaintance she met while searching an online dating service.

Anne Heche is very good as the lead, a selfish, bored and somewhat disturbed housewife in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Eric Roberts becomes enraptured, he is a retired New Jersey cop who works as a pit boss in Atlantic City. His life has unraveled, and he sees Tanya as an answer to his depression.

While the locations and facts may have been altered to protect the guilty in this case, the story is intriguing in that we see the initial meeting, infatuation, and story-telling that often exists. Eric Roberts is a sympathetic character, in that he thinks he has found true love.

Overall a good story worth watching. 8/10.


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