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A seemingly upstanding, caring husband and father, Dr. David Farris, is accused of foul play by his ex-wife Ellen regarding the mysterious death of his subsequent wife Lorraine. To prove ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Ritter ... Dr. David Farris
Marg Helgenberger ... Ellen Farris
Megan Gallagher ... Lorraine Farris
Lawrence Dane ... Detective Rick Mauser
Jessica Bowman ... Sarah Farris
Miko Hughes ... Graham Farris
Madeline Zima ... Danielle Farris
Sandra Caldwell Sandra Caldwell ... Noreen Summers
Brenda Bazinet ... Dr. Addington
Michael Anthony Rawlins ... Asst. D.A. John Hodges
Kim Huffman ... Catherine Moray
Martin Doyle ... Tom Shelton
Ken James Ken James ... Mark Lunger
Johnie Chase ... Judge Eadie (as Johnnie Chase)
Derwin Jordan ... Detective Kendricks
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A seemingly upstanding, caring husband and father, Dr. David Farris, is accused of foul play by his ex-wife Ellen regarding the mysterious death of his subsequent wife Lorraine. To prove her suspicions, Ellen becomes determined to reveal David's sinister side by any means possible. Written by <pavanbadal@yahoo.com>

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lethal Vows See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada

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Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Based on the true story of Richard K. Overton, convicted of poisoning his ex-wife Dorothy Boyer, and the murder of his third wife, Janet Overton. See more »

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Up to the usual high standard of t.v. movies
14 October 1999 | by Castor-11See all my reviews

I've noticed for a long time, now, that I'm seldom disappointed by a t.v. movie - the reverse is true for most of the "theatre" movies available on cable right now...I wonder if it's because pay-per view, and satellite dish companies are snapping up the good "theatre" stuff leaving us cable viewers with the rubbish?...small wonder then that my local cable company is resorting to "attack" ads on satellite dish t.v, which ads are having the effect of turning me on to dish my local cable co!

Anyway, "Lethal Vows" is a good solid suspense yarn, with believable situations, attractive characters (even the villain!)and natural-sounding dialogue. It's based on a true story, as so many of these t.v. movies are, truth being more entertaining than fiction, telling the story of a long divorced ex-wife, coming to suspect that her (still-friendly)former spouse, and father of her two daughters, is guilty of slowly poisoning her, and his present wife who is currently displaying the same symptoms that our heroine experienced during her marriage to the man - the effects of such poisoning lingering to the time-set of the movie, 14 years after the divorce.. There is no doubt of the villain, from the get-go - the charming John Ritter, who is as pleasant a madman, as he is in his usual role of good guy. The many women in the movie, are good to look upon -many familiar faces which cause my irritation at IMB's lack of a cast-list -with the minor characters also being up to snuff. Altogether, an absorbing movie.


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