After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood ... See full summary »
Laura and Martin have been married for four years. They seem to be the perfect, happiest and most successful couple. The reality of their house- hold, however, is very different. Martin is an abusive and brutally obsessed husband. Laura is living her life in constant fear and waits for a chance to escape. She finally stages her own death, and flees to a new town and new identity. But when Martin finds out that his wife is not dead he will stop at nothing to find and kill her.Written by
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When Laura arrives in Cedar Falls, Iowa (actually filmed in Abbeville, SC) there is a white Ford pickup to the left parked in the town square. There is a light pole directly in front of this truck and in the background you can see a historical church bell, park benches and a white gazebo. But later when Laura is calling her mother on a pay phone, this pay phone is attached to that EXACT same light pole whereas before there was NOTHING attached to it. It is in fact the same light pole, because the church bell, park benches, and gazebo are visible in the background in the same locations as before. See more »
You sneaked off inexplicably, need I remind you how I worried?
No. You reminded me enough the night I came back.
You're not suggesting I enjoyed that?
God, no. That would make you a monster.
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Much of the violence and sex is removed in the version aired on broadcast television. See more »
That was the day I died and someone else was saved
What a great movie. One of Julia Robert's best performances.
The start of the movie seems fine Laura and Martin seem like a happily married couple, then you see a scene where Martin berates her about hanging the bathroom towels out of order and then, Laura desperately tries to arrange the tins in the cupboard exactly right. Everything is definitely not alright when you see Martin punch Laura in the head.
This is the story of how Laura fakes her own death and tries to make a new life for herself.
You really feel for Laura and Martin is a really evil guy, who is portrayed very scarily.
The music is beautiful and sad, one of the loveliest soundtracks I have ever heard.
I really recommend this film to other women, although it is not aimed entirely at the female audience, I feel we get more out of it
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