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Lifebreath (1997)

A man plans a perfect murder to get a lung transplant for his dying wife.

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P.J. Posner
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Perry ... Martin Devoe
Francie Swift ... Chrystie Devoe
Gia Carides ... Gale Pullman
Gary Basaraba ... John
Jack Gilpin ... Dr. Stevens
LisaGay Hamilton ... Dr. Quinlan
David Margulies ... Abe Gross
Matt McGrath ... Todd Rusk
Hillary B. Smith ... Edie Weinreb
Karen Shallo Karen Shallo ... Group Therapy Leader
Diane Kagan Diane Kagan ... Gale's Mother
Maureen Shannon Maureen Shannon ... Kitty Hughes
Alison Hildreth Alison Hildreth ... Laura Burden (as Alyson Hildreth)
Bill McIntyre Bill McIntyre ... Jack MacLaughlin
Gerta Grunen Gerta Grunen ... Blood Bank Doctor
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Chrystie Devoe is sick, she has cystic fibrosis, and she also has a rare blood type. Her husband, schoolteacher Martin is looking for candidates with her blood type that can possibly help her, and among them is attractive Gale Pullman. Written by Anonymous

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He left her breathless.


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Rated R for sexuality, language and some violence | See all certifications »
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Last Breath See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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A exercise in badly written dialog and plot twists.
27 October 1999 | by JeffreyDJSee all my reviews

Doesn't really contain any spoliers, but read at your own risk:

This movie is an exercise in futility. It had a wonderful premise: Wife needs transplant, Husband will do anything to make sure she gets it.

However, the execution of the script was poor. There are numerous unneeded scenes of sex with A LOT of flesh (but no nudity -- go figure). The dialog was trite and not believable. There are characters that appear briefly to move the story along with no explanation of who they are.

And the ending. No spoiler, but you could see it coming RIGHT at you -- and unfortunately it couldn't be dodged. The last 2 minutes of the film are painfully inane and hard to watch.


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