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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.


Christine Conradt




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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At the beginning, Avery states Mandy "5 years ago, she moved here from San Francisco." Yet, a few minutes later Kaley says "This is our last year together before we all go off to college. We've been friends since the third grade" So they are in 12th grade. Now if Mandy moved here "5 years ago", that means she didn't meet them until 7th grade. See more »


Officer Heidemann: Schumaker.
Det. Kathy Schumaker: Heidemann. Hey.
Officer Heidemann: Hey. That's how we found him. Pretty sure it's John. Can't tell by looking at his face.
Det. Kathy Schumaker: Close-range gunshot wound to the head?
Officer Heidemann: Self-inflicted.
Det. Kathy Schumaker: Give forensics a couple of hours before you call the coroner. I'm gonna visit Avery at the hospital. Hopefully, we can figure out who took the other girl.
Officer Heidemann: You got it.
[walks toward a crowd of officers conversing]
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We'll Light It Up
Written by John Coda
Performed by Krystyna Ahlers
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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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Santa Clarita, California, USA

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