School teacher Chris Bevan is a dutiful husband to his dull wife, Josie, and ingrate daughters. His best friend knows Chris' heart always belonged to Marian, his vibrant, flippant fiancée, ...
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School teacher Chris Bevan is a dutiful husband to his dull wife, Josie, and ingrate daughters. His best friend knows Chris' heart always belonged to Marian, his vibrant, flippant fiancée, who mysteriously disappeared years ago. Suddenly he sees her in a shop and can't help following her. He gives up as she has a new identity, as wife of plumber Bernie Sullivan. Bernie's real passion is Houdini-era 'real' magic, while in fact she's his terrified captive, forced to replace his late assistant. Furthermore one of Bevan's daughters has a phone-relationship he forbids, deeming it dangerous on principle, ignoring this is real and ties in to Marian's plight.Written by
Very good movie, especially scary for parents with teenage kids. But, in the "fun stuff" line IMDb critic writes: "Marian kills her husband with a hammer". Either he has not seen the movie, or is seriously deranged, because who would call a kidnapper - a husband? And, when did Marian get married to his kidnapper?
The film preceded the scandal with Natascha Kampusch, by a narrow time margin. Anyone knows whether there were such real-life episodes in Britain, like the one in Vienna?
Casting is fine, acting is OK, two lines of the plot (separately) realistic, altogether a great late-night TV scare.
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