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Love, Cheat & Steal (1993)

Paul Harrington thinks he has the perfect wife, stunning, kind, and ambitious. Yet behind Lauren's pretty face (played by Madchen Amick) lies a wicked person who sent her former boyfriend ... See full summary »

Director:

William Curran

Writer:

William Curran
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Lithgow ... Paul Harrington
Eric Roberts ... Reno Adams
Mädchen Amick ... Lauren Harrington
Richard Edson ... Billy Quayle
Donald Moffat ... Frank Harrington
David Ackroyd ... Tom Kerry
Dan O'Herlihy ... Hamilton Fisk
Jason Workman Jason Workman ... Whit Turner
Claude Earl Jones ... Mayor
Jack Axelrod Jack Axelrod ... Mario Columbard
Bill McKinney ... Kolchak
John Pyper-Ferguson ... Collins
Tom Kindle Tom Kindle ... Convict
Mary Fanaro Mary Fanaro ... Darlene
Chuck Zito ... Jake
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Paul Harrington thinks he has the perfect wife, stunning, kind, and ambitious. Yet behind Lauren's pretty face (played by Madchen Amick) lies a wicked person who sent her former boyfriend to jail by setting him up. Reno Adams has lost seven years of his life in Jail and wants revenge. After escaping, he tracks Lauren down and intends to make her and her husband's life a living hell. Written by Michael Feller <reb@magna.com.au>

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Trivia

A movie made for the Showtime network. See more »

Quotes

Billy Quayle: Money, money, moneeey!
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Connections

Spoofs The Shining (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Grand National
Written by Jack Rudy & Fran Banish
Performed by The Elder Greens
Published by Delta Electric and M.P.C.A. Publishing Group, Inc.
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hard-boiled erotic crime thriller lacks tension
6 May 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Reno Adams (Eric Roberts) escapes from prison with his cellmate Billy Quayle (Richard Edson). He's tracking down his wife Lauren (Mädchen Amick) who set him up to go to prison for 7 years. She is now married to successful banker Paul Harrington (John Lithgow). Paul doesn't know of her past and Reno claims to be her brother. Meanwhile Paul discovers money laundering in his bank. Reno steals Paul's safe and Lauren blames it on kids.

This is trying hard to be a hard-boiled erotic crime thriller. The problem is that writer/director William Curran doesn't have the skills to pull it off. It's like he watched too many old movies and decided to put every cliché into this movie. There is no rooting interest in any of the characters. The movie doesn't take a break from the style. The production looks like a late night TV movie. The best thing is the great cast of actors. They put the material to work but the movie just lacks tension.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amar, Trair e Roubar See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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