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Stealing Paradise (2011)

The story follows a brilliant engineer whose breakthrough design is stolen and patented by a colleague. When the colleague is found murdered, she becomes the prime suspect.


Tristan Dubois


Tom Gates




Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachael Leigh Cook ... Amanda Collier
Graham Abbey ... Steven Collier
Paula Jean Hixson ... Det. Maureen Usher
Neil Napier ... Det. Mike Sanders
Jonathan Higgins ... Kevin Maknassy
Tammy Gillis ... Elise Shayne
Steve Belford ... Neil Burrows
Richard Robitaille Richard Robitaille ... Brendan Cavanaugh
Roc LaFortune ... Howard Lonsdale
Shawn Campbell ... A.D.A. Graham Ainsworth
Kathleen Fee ... Judge Olivia Mathers
Mike Paterson ... Daniel Witherspoon MD
Peter James Haworth Peter James Haworth ... Malcolm Broderick
Trevor Hayes ... Mason Cavanaugh
Melissa Carter Melissa Carter ... Rose


Amanda, a brilliant engineer, is enraged when her breakthrough design is stolen and patented by her colleague Brendan. When he is found murdered, Amanda is the prime suspect and soon finds she is not only fighting for her design but for her life as someone out there is determined to silence her protest for good. Written by Lifetime Televison

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Amanda has a picture of her father in USAF pilot gear alongside post 1991 master sergeant stripes with a first sergeant diamond. She tells a story that he was a pilot. The USAF has not had enlisted pilots since WW2 and the last of those retired in the 50's. Her father couldn't have been a master sergeant and be a military aircraft pilot. See more »

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Good concept but too many character inconsistencies
26 August 2012 | by mattfitzpatrickSee all my reviews

It's an interesting concept in breaking the engineering sexism that only men can design great projects, but as brilliant as the protagonist is, you never see her doing any work other than being a busy body. For a woman who is supposed to be a brilliant engineer, she is a complete fool in dealing with the police, the engineer who stole her design, and her colleagues who could prove her innocent. Each time she does something to try and save herself, the viewer is left asking, "how can someone who is so smart, so foolish." It is her own stupidity that keeps the plot going, which is totally contrary to her character of a brilliant engineer. The movie has good suspense and action, as long as you don't care about the inconsistencies of the character.

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24 August 2012 (USA) See more »

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Montréal, Québec, Canada

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