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The Art of Murder (1999)

R | | Thriller
An abused wife (Joanna Pacula) turns to another man and becomes the victim of a blackmailer.

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Ruben Preuss
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Cast overview:
Michael Moriarty ... Cole Sheridan
Joanna Pacula ... Elizabeth Sheridan
Boyd Kestner ... Tony Blanchard
Peter Onorati ... Willie Kassel
Nathaniel DeVeaux Nathaniel DeVeaux ... Sheriff Powers Crawford (as Nathaniel Deveaux)
Kathryn Anderson ... Tina
Betty Linde ... Ora Mae Howell
Mark Brandon ... Ken Lothrop
Thomas Miller Thomas Miller ... Tommy Lothrop
Jaclynn Grad Jaclynn Grad ... Casey McHugh
John Nelson John Nelson ... Trooper
John Tierney ... Burton Hiasen
Kim Stern Kim Stern ... Waitress
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Elizabeth Sheridan is a painter, living in a beautiful home on the coast near Seattle, where her wealthy husband Cole runs a yacht-building company. Elizabeth and the firm's top designer, Tony Blanchard, are having an affair. A particularly nasty blackmailer confronts her with pictures, threatening to give them to Cole; she and Tony agree to pay, but after two deaths and a torched house, things have gotten complicated: infidelity pales next to a murder charge. An high-school yearbook photo takes her further into danger. What motive might explain and connect the twists? Is she ensnared beyond hope? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for a scene of strong sexuality, nudity, and some violence and language | See all certifications »
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Joanna Pacula makes this worth watching
13 January 2001 | by Brian B-2See all my reviews

Worth watching for a smart and sexy performance by Joanna Pacula, which stands out from the otherwise wooden performances , although Peter Onorati, as usual, plays a quirky character well. The plot has several clever twists, but is slow , and the dialogue lacks sparkle . I'd rather rent Body Heat, but wouldn't change the channel if this comes on cable.


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