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Engaged to Kill (2006)

Abby's 19-year-old daughter has a great new boyfriend, Nick. When danger arises, Abby turns to Nick for help, unaware that Nick blames Abby for the death of his previous girlfriend and has been waiting for the opportunity to get revenge.

Director:

Matthew Hastings

Writer:

Alan Moskowitz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria del Mar ... Abby Lord (as Maria Del Mar)
Joe Lando ... Robert Lord
Dominic Zamprogna ... Nick / Ivan
Katharine Isabelle ... Maddy Lord
Peter DeLuise ... Blake (as Peter Deluise)
Paul McGillion ... Lester (as Paul Mcgillion)
Anne Marie DeLuise ... Mrs. Jacobs (as Anne Marie Deluise)
Bryce Hodgson ... Corey Lord
Daniella Evangelista ... Sally
David Lovgren David Lovgren ... Carson
Don Hastings Don Hastings ... Dr. Lennox
Amanda Tapping ... Detective Burns
Joshua J. Ballard Joshua J. Ballard ... Stevie Jacobs (as Joshua Ballard)
James Crescenzo James Crescenzo ... Silvano
Aaron Pearl ... Derek Woodcutter
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Abby's 19-year-old daughter has a great new boyfriend, Nick. When danger arises, Abby turns to Nick for help, unaware that Nick blames Abby for the death of his previous girlfriend and has been waiting for the opportunity to get revenge.

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The closer he gets to the family, the more dangerous he becomes. See more »


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Lifetime TV

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arravonas thanatou See more »

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Budget:

$1,400,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

References Kindergarten Cop (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Abby's Theme
Written by Gary Philips, Sam Hollander and Matt Hastings
Performed by Gary Philips
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Two stars at best
9 May 2008 | by caa821See all my reviews

I probably should just desist from commenting on this flick. The few previous comments which commend it have high approval marks from those accessing them, except for the one from overseas, which was 0-for-11 previously.

However, I caught this film on a Friday after a pretty hectic week, and with a busy weekend approaching, so just laid back for a couple of hours mid-day.

I did miss the kidnapping portion, but not difficult to infer what had occurred there, and with other comments - and was understandable that family would be a bit spooked and on-edge following.

Still, there wasn't a single character with whom I could empathize or sympathize, and the twerp who entered their lives as the obnoxious daughter's love interest (Nick) was too insipid for me believe him capable of his chicanery. The lead couple, including "Abby," who was commended elsewhere, were a weak pair.

And the whole nonsense regarding the financial transactions, the compromising of the father's credit card via internet poker, the ease with which Abby's reputation as a physician was besmirched, was all presented on the level of the silliest of soap opera fare.

The back-and-forth emotional exchanges among the family members, in every possible one-on-one combination, or en masse, were also on the level of those seen in the weakest "soap" episodes.

The snail's pace with which the police finally got some hard information was unbelievable - even given the ineptitude of the cops on most Lifetime fare.

By the time things got to the inevitable 10 minutes or so of climax and revelation, I don't see how anyone could possibly care.

(If you wished to insert something illustrating an example of the word "schlep" in a time capsule for future generations, a DVD of this flick would suffice. These folks - without exception - schlepped around throughout this story, from beginning to end.)

The only thing raising this presentation from 1* to 2 is that the quality of production was better than most.


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