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Dead Before Dawn (1993)

Based upon a true story. Wife with young family finds life becoming unbearable with her successful, but violent and abusive, husband. After filing for divorce, she quickly learns that her ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Correll

Writers:

Ricky Blackwood (story), John Ireland (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cheryl Ladd ... Linda
Jameson Parker ... Robert Edelman
G.W. Bailey ... Masterson
Kim Coates ... Zack
Matt Clark ... John DeSilva
Keone Young ... Young
Stanley Anderson ... Ike
Hope Lange ... Virginia DeSilva
Jensen Daggett ... Dana Shoreham
Hollis McCarthy ... Miriam
Debra Bluford Debra Bluford ... Terri Beaumont
Ken Boehr Ken Boehr ... Fred Zabitosky
Andrew Gilchrist Andrew Gilchrist ... Stephen
Kimberly Horner ... Kathleen
Kip Niven ... Ken Fuller
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Based upon a true story. Wife with young family finds life becoming unbearable with her successful, but violent and abusive, husband. After filing for divorce, she quickly learns that her husband, through fear of his personal life embarrassing his clients, has commissioned an assassin to murder her before going to court. Unfortunately, for him, the hired assassin turns out to be an FBI agent. The FBI convince her that she must "pretend" to have been murdered in order to prove her husband's involvement. Written by David Laoide-Kemp

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Her marriage is over. But her nightmare has just begun.

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Before Dawn See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Not too bad first time round - but repeated viewing unlikely
28 January 2003 | by nicholas.rhodesSee all my reviews

Be warned - there are some very violent scences in this film - a first viewing shocks, surprises and keeps the spectator under a certain amount of stress. Once the novelty has worn off, further viewings find the film less interesting, and I thought that the husband would get more threatening as the film goes on. Unfortunately, Mr Zang, the pseudo oriental gentleman has too sweet a face to be a contract killer and one wonders why hubby is not prowling around at the grandparents's cabin at the end. All in all, rather a lot of script errors and incoherences - not a real "feel good let's watch-it-again" film !


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