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Deceiver (1997)

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Textile company heir Wayland is accused of murder of a prostitute named Elizabeth, whose body was found cut in two in the park. The murder is investigated by tough detective Kennesaw and ... See full summary »

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Jonas Pate, Josh Pate

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Jonas Pate, Josh Pate
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Roth ... Wayland
Chris Penn ... Det. Phillip Braxton
Michael Rooker ... Det. Edward Kennesaw
Renée Zellweger ... Elizabeth
Ellen Burstyn ... Mook
Rosanna Arquette ... Mrs. Kennesaw
Don Winston Don Winston ... Warren
Michael Parks ... Dr. Banyard
Mark Damon ... Wayland's Father
J.C. Quinn ... Priest
Jody Wilhelm Jody Wilhelm ... Mrs. Wayland
Ocie Pouncie Ocie Pouncie ... Boogie
Bob Hungerford ... Jebby
Genevieve Butler Genevieve Butler ... Mary Kennesaw
Chelsea Butler Chelsea Butler ... Chelsea Kennesaw
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Storyline

Textile company heir Wayland is accused of murder of a prostitute named Elizabeth, whose body was found cut in two in the park. The murder is investigated by tough detective Kennesaw and his less experienced partner Braxton. Wayland is a heavy drinker and compulsive liar, he is prone to memory losses and periods of heavy violence. He is rich enough to access necessary information, and he gets the interrogators' own dark secrets - Kennesaw is angry about affairs his wife had and had let off steam with Elizabeth, and Braxton has gambling debts with Mook, who is demanding payment. Written by Anonymous

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There are two sides to every lie.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

MGM | Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

30 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Earl Watt See more »

Filming Locations:

Charleston, South Carolina, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$279,103, 1 February 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$572,433, 15 February 1998
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Company Credits

Production Co:

MDP Worldwide See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The name of the character played by Renée Zellweger, "Elizabeth Loftus" is a reference to the distinguished psychologist of the same name, noted for her studies in clinically created false memories. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
James Walter Wayland: I'm cutting across the park, just below the reservoir. It's a nice night. I feel like walking. I met a girl on the path I knew. We had a brief conversation, then I continued on. I never saw her again.
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Soundtracks

Largo
from "Sonata in D Major for Trumpet, Strings and Continuo"
by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performed by Stephen Burns, trumpeter,
and The American Trumpet Orchestra
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A movie where the acting comes first.
19 June 2002 | by martymasterSee all my reviews

This movie has first class acting.Tim Rooth delivers a great performance and so does Michael Rooker.The movie is very dark and mysterious.A big part of the movie takes place in a little room,but this just helps make the movie even better.The story is really clever and it reminds me a lot of Usual suspects.This movie uses good camera work and great acting to build the story,and that is they way it should be.Good thriller with lots of suspense.


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