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A Fatal Obsession (2015)

TV-14 | | Thriller | 20 December 2015 (USA)
A mother and teen daughter believe they have at last found safe refuge from their abusive husband and father Michael. Michael, enraged by their escape, will do anything to find them. After ... See full summary »

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James Camali

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George Saunders (screenplay by) (as George P. Saunders)
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Credited cast:
Tracy Nelson ... Christie Ryan
David Winning ... Harrison Reese
Eric Roberts ... Michael Ryan
Mike DiGiacinto ... Joe Kendall
George Saunders ... Ben Lang
Colin Strunk Colin Strunk ... Kyle Lang (as Colin Chase)
Remington Moses ... Miri Ryan
Christine Cartell ... Lizzy
Eric S. Robertson ... Gordy Riser
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carl Baur Carl Baur ... Guy in Bookstore
Jonathan Gilman Jonathan Gilman ... Bookstore Autograph Seeker
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A mother and teen daughter believe they have at last found safe refuge from their abusive husband and father Michael. Michael, enraged by their escape, will do anything to find them. After undergoing drastic plastic surgery, he assumes a new unrecognizable identity, and the hunt for his family begins. Written by Switzer Entertainment Group

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The film was shot by film school Juniors from The School of Visual Arts during winter break as a personal project unrelated to their classes. Upon returning to school with a feature film, the director and cinematographer were both awarded C- grades by their production teacher. See more »

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A Fatal Plot Twist
23 December 2015 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Popular horror novelist Eric Roberts (as Michael Ryan) is disgruntled at the reception given his latest effort, a non-horrific attempt at serious literature. Fans want more of the old stuff. They give Mr. Roberts a unanimous thumbs down. Drenched in alcohol, Roberts lashes out at his haggard wife Tracy Nelson (as Christie) and their mature-looking teenage daughter Remington Moses (as Miri). Remi looks like her mom. Mother and daughter move out of their Connecticut home and go into hiding, with Ms. Nelson hoping to make it on savings and work as a professional photographer. She takes headshots of swarthy actor David Winning (as Harrison Reese) while Ms. Moses gets chummy with high school senior Colin Chase (as Kyle Lang)...

Mysterious stuff happens and we wonder if psycho papa Roberts has found his runaway family and is causing trouble...

This lugubrious "Lifetime" TV movie misses the mark in several instances, with the most obvious being a plot twist that strains credulity to the breaking point. The plot point in question is something that works best in comic books. If handled differently, it could work in TV movies; it certainly doesn't work in this production. Age inappropriateness ranges from a few years to a few decades. Transitional shots of waterfalls and babbling brooks may symbolize a story unraveling. Of the cast, Roberts is the most convincing. He could probably hit his marks while sleeping. The man has experience. With Roberts in the opening "book signing" scene, director James Camali and photographer Ronnee Swenton get their most intriguing angles.

*** A Fatal Obsession (2015-03-12) James Camali ~ Tracy Nelson, David Winning, Eric Roberts, Remington Moses


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20 December 2015 (USA) See more »

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