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Masquerade (1988)

Olivia meets racing yacht captain Tim on Long Island. He shows interest in Olivia but, being heiress to $200,000,000, love may not be the reason.

Director:

Bob Swaim

Writer:

Dick Wolf
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Tim Whalen
Meg Tilly ... Olivia Lawrence
Kim Cattrall ... Brooke Morrison
Doug Savant ... Mike McGill
John Glover ... Tony Gateworth
Dana Delany ... Anne Briscoe
Erik Holland Erik Holland ... Chief of Police
Brian Davies ... Granger Morrison
Barton Heyman ... Tommy McGill
Bernie McInerney Bernie McInerney ... Harland Fitzgerald
Bill Lopatto Bill Lopatto ... Weyburn
Pirie MacDonald Pirie MacDonald ... Theodore Cantrell
Maeve McGuire Maeve McGuire ... Aunt Eleanor
Ira Wheeler Ira Wheeler ... Uncle Charles
Timothy Landfield ... Sam
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Storyline

A recently orphaned millionairess, Olivia, really hates her scheming step-father. Olivia finds love with a young yacht racing captain, Tim, who isn't completely truthful with her. When the two run into a problem the local cop, who happens to be an old friend of Olivia's, seems to be turning a blind eye to incriminating evidence. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

An heiress. A setup. A murder.


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

11 March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dying for Love See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,500,259, 13 March 1988

Gross USA:

$15,855,828

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,855,828
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In 1989, the movie was nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best (Mystery) Motion Picture. See more »

Goofs

After having had sex with Brooke Morrison, Tim Whalen has a sweat-wet back and in the next shot is dry. See more »

Quotes

Olivia Lawrence: Marry me.
Tim Whalen: What did you say?
Olivia Lawrence: You heard me.
Tim Whalen: Olivia.
Olivia Lawrence: A simple yes would be fine.
Tim Whalen: You know I love you.
Olivia Lawrence: Oh Jesus, forget it. Pretend I never said it. I didn't mean it.
Tim Whalen: No, there's nothing in the world I'd rather do than marry you but I - I just don't think you know enough about me.
Olivia Lawrence: You rob banks or something?
Tim Whalen: Bounce checks.
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Alternate Versions

A TV version exists where there is a much longer conversation between Tim Whalen (Rob Lowe) and Brooke Morrison (Kim Cattrall) in bed in which they discuss her numerous affairs with other men. Secondly, Olivia Lawrence (Meg Tilly) discusses with Tim about their past summer before they met. This scene is in her Manhattan apartment either before or after Olivia's meeting with her attorneys. Thirdly, Olivia approaches Tim overlooking the window and starts to kiss him passionately. See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Video Discoveries (1989) See more »

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Very Dick Wolf... A long, sexy episode of L&O.
7 January 2002 | by jengod-2See all my reviews

Okay, could Rob Lowe be more naked in more movies? That said, this isn't bad it all. It's very Dick Wolf in the incredible number of switchbacks the storyline endures, but essentially compelling and capable of retaining surprise. The end is ham-handed at best, and Jennifer Tilly is essentially a cardboard cut-out good girl with her little lace collars. Both Rob Lowe and Doug Savant are competent and almost complicated as prominent figures in the heiress' life. Rob Lowe is perfect for the role, although the director doesn't make the most of either his complexity or his simplicity, whichever way you choose to see it. Doug Savant is especially sharp, but his character's emotional motivation is never clear and the extent of his involvement remains murky. (For example, did the mother die accidentally or on purpose?)


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