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Flirting with Madness (2015)

The Bride He Bought Online (original title)
TV-14 | | Thriller | 14 January 2016 (France)
A lonely computer programmer exacts harsh revenge on three teenage girls after they play a cruel prank on him.


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Credited cast:
Anne Winters ... Avery Lindstrom
Travis Hammer ... John
Annalisa Cochrane ... Kaley
Lauren Gaw ... Mandy
Alexandra Paul ... Det. Kathy Schumaker
Jamie Luner ... Rihanne
Chase Austin ... Trevor Lansing
Kesia Elwin ... Wanda
Randy Blekitas Randy Blekitas ... Nick
T.J. Alvarado ... Quincy
Preston James Hillier ... Officer Heidemann
Noel Gugliemi ... Javier
Mann Alfonso ... Security
Michael Segovia ... Ian
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dean Austin ... Officer Ray


What starts out as a harmless prank blog takes a dark turn for 17-year-old Avery when her friends, Mandy and Kaley, create a fake profile for an international dating site and begin to communicate with a lonely, socially inept computer programmer named John. Having lived a life of isolation and bullying, the humiliation he feels when he realizes he's been duped unleashes a wrath that no one would have expected. Written by Reel One Entertainment

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14 January 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Flirting with Madness See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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16:9 HD
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Females in jeopardy: In the opening sequence, a female is seen bound and gagged in the trunk of a car. The movie then enters a flashback to a month earlier. At about 50 minutes in, Mandy is knocked out by John and kidnapped. She awakens in his trunk bound and gagged and is taken to his secret lair where she is tied to a wall. With about 57 minutes remaining, John pushes in to Kaley's home and threatens her at gunpoint. She is also kidnapped and taken to the lair, where she is also tied to a wall near Mandy. With about 49 minutes remaining, Avery is kidnapped by John and taken to the lair, where she is also tied to a wall with the other two. With about 26 minutes remaining, all three girls are taken by John to a meet with two gun thugs, one of whom slaps Kaley. Kaley is re-kidnapped by the gun thugs, who flee with her when a vehicle approaches, while Avery and Mandy are taken back to the lair. At about 12 minutes remaining, Mandy is threatened by Wanda at gunpoint. As they are all leaving, Wanda shoots John in the shoulder, and John pulls and shoots Wanda in the chest, ganking her. Mandy picks up Wanda's now convenient gun and the girls flee with wounded John in pursuit. Avery makes a 911 call and both her and Mandy are rescued by police. Kaley's status is never revealed, it is presumed she was sold into sex trafficking. See more »


The bag the detective uses for the necklace is not a police evidence bag, it is a property bag such as is used at a jail. See more »


John: [Mandy is seated against the edge of a graffiti wall, watching John come closer to her with the gun] Do you remember me?
[Mandy's eyes shut and after a few seconds she regretfully nods]
John: I remember you, too.
[her eyes look away as she realizes why she is there and John walks closer and kneels down in front of her and rips off the tape from her mouth]
Mandy: [hysterical] I'm sorry! I'm so sorry!
John: [points gun touching her lips, speaks punctuated] Be... quiet.
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A More Realistic 'Lifetime" Movie, AND Good
29 September 2018 | by rightsttimeSee all my reviews

This is a top-notch 'Lifetime' film. Normally I love the concepts of most 'Lifetime' movies, but always get irritated at the sheer stupidity of the decisions made by the characters and wonder why they would screw up such a great premise....I mean, over-the-top stupid choices, like one (NOT this) movie, where a psycho is following a woman, she turns and confronts him with something like, "WHY ARE YOU FOLLOWING ME??!!".......in which he calmly responds, "Because I'm going to kill you". At that point, she runs, with him chasing close behind, and she instantly veers off of the main road and runs into a dark alley, where of course, she gets caught. (That felt good to get that off my chest, so thanks for reading this far). Back to this movie....none of that stupidity here. The movie flows smoothly, at a good pace, and dedicates the the perfect amount of time to each sequence. It is well written, with solid acting by all. From start to finish, the thought of fast-forwarding never entered my thoughts at any point during the film, not once. Enjoy :)

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