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My Very Best Friend (1996)

Dana Griffin is what some call a gold digger and has a habit of getting what she wants anyway possible. She is to wed wealthy Ted but her deceit is exposed. To build her life back she ... See full summary »

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Joyce Chopra

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Michael I. Miller (story), Patti Obrow White (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jaclyn Smith ... Dana
Jill Eikenberry ... Barbara
Tom Irwin ... Alex
Tom Mason ... Ted
Kimberley Warnat ... Kate (as Kimberly Warnat)
Beverley Elliott ... Rose (as Beverly Elliott)
Garwin Sanford ... Jay
Mary Kay Place ... Molly Butler
Robert Lewis ... Trooper Russo
Steve Makaj ... Trooper Harris
Ryan Taylor Ryan Taylor ... Bobby
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Dana Griffin is what some call a gold digger and has a habit of getting what she wants anyway possible. She is to wed wealthy Ted but her deceit is exposed. To build her life back she targets her friend Barbara and begins to take over her life.

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A friend is someone to love and trust... A friend is the last person you expect to steal your life. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

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Rated PG for thematic elements, sensuality and brief language and violence | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amigas hasta la muerte See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The opening shot of Jaclyn Smith's face on the cover of Vogue magazine is the real thing, taken from the February 1979 edition. See more »

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Good enough film from the Queen of TV
8 November 2006 | by jamiecostelo58See all my reviews

And the moral of this story is: trust no-one! A simple film with a simple script and good enough performances, My Very Best Friend is more of a soapy thriller than most. However, the lovely Jaclyn Smith is certainly enjoying her role as Dana, an attractive middle aged woman who will stop at nothing to get what she wants. I admit it's great to see Ms Smith in a sort of 'bad girl' role, and she and Jill Eikenberry share a good chemistry; they should work together again.

Admittedly, My Very Best Friend will in no doubt appeal to admirers of Jaclyn Smith (like myself) even if it is not one of her better TV movies. It's a film that is let down with its slow pacing and dull feel. Nevertheless, it has a certain charm about it. 5/10


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