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Truth or Dare 

| Comedy, Crime, Drama | TV Episode
When three university friends turn up unexpectedly, twenty-something lawyer Lorna Johnston is led into a dangerous world.

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John Madden
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Helen Baxendale ... Lorna Johnston
John Hannah ... Nick
Susan Lynch ... Mel
Ben Daniels ... Ben
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fiona Bell ... Maggie
John Bett John Bett ... Malcolm Ogilvy
Geoff Boyz Geoff Boyz ... Stand-up comic
Sarah Collier Sarah Collier ... Antonia Baird
Andrew Conlan Andrew Conlan ... Sean Heggie
Jeffrey Daunton Jeffrey Daunton ... Second businessman
Oliver Ford Davies ... Derek McKendrick
John Fraser ... Gordon Hillan
Tom Hamilton Tom Hamilton ... Self defence instructor
Alex Harvey Alex Harvey ... Hotel manager
Anne Kristen Anne Kristen ... Mrs. Hugill
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A smart young female lawyer (Baxendale) is suddenly contacted by some old university mates. Baxendale finds it a relief to go out and enjoy some nightlife but it soon becomes apparent that the so called mates are actually playing a sadistic game with her and one that could end up in murder. Written by Scott Dawson <sdawson@easynet.co.uk>

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it's Helen Baxendale's show
5 May 2002 | by ma_tengSee all my reviews

Credible and moody treatment of incredible premise, as Helen Baxendale is made to pay for minor extracurricular excesses when her up-and-coming lawyer is targeted for nasty mind games, career destruction and even death by crazies from university days.

It's surprising that this sober, gripping TV movie hasn't received more attention on IMDb; surprising too that Baxendale hasn't made more cinema films on the strength of this and other roles.

Baxendale's part is winning, bringing complexity and sympathy to the disintegration and recovery of a very real and character whose human faults are preyed on mercilessly. Her downward spiral as the walls close in is memorable and affecting.


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Language:

English

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