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A group of female friends in San Francisco investigate a serial killer targeting newlyweds.

Director:

Russell Mulcahy

Writers:

Michael O'Hara (written for television by), James Patterson (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tracy Pollan ... Lindsay Boxer
Gil Bellows ... Chris Raleigh
Carly Pope ... Cindy Thomas
Megan Gallagher ... Jill Barnhart
Angie Everhart ... Chessy Jenks
Mitch Pileggi ... Warren Jacobi
Sean Young ... Joanna Wade
Jerry Wasserman ... Lt. Roth
Byron Mann ... Derek Lee
Pam Grier ... Claire Washburn
Robert Patrick ... Nicholas Jenks
Kristina Copeland Kristina Copeland ... Merrill Cale
John Reardon ... David Brandt (as John Henry Reardon)
Sonya Salomaa ... Melanie Brandt
Ona Grauer ... Becky DeGraaff
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Storyline

A homicide inspector -- Lindsay Boxer -- who teams with three other professional women to catch an ingenious serial killer targeting newlyweds on their wedding nights. But while Boxer is trying to solve the biggest case of her career, she is also falling in love with her partner -- and privately waging her own battle with a life-threatening illness. Written by Jill Carmen

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The honeymoon murders...to catch the killer, she'll become the bait.


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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

First to Die See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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When Nicholas Jenks escapes from the Department of Corrections car, he kicks out the rear window in order to get out. When the police are at the crash scene, the window is back in place. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Women's Murder Club (2007) See more »

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Tell Me That You Love Me Tonight
Written by Joe Lervold , Larry Batiste & Dennis Wadlington
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Typical Made-for-TV Movie With a Decent Plot
23 February 2003 | by g0b0See all my reviews

As with most made-for-TV movies, the acting was uninspired and the characterizations were pathetically contrived. However, the meat and bones of the plot was actually quite good. It was obvious that there would be a plot twist but I was still surprised by the direction it took, and the fact that there was not one, but two plot twists.

Tracy Pollan had one or two good moments. Mostly, she was just mediocre. Gil Bellows was about as adequate as he was in Ally McBeal and The Agency. I'd give the two main stars a C+ at worst, a B- at best. Sean Young had a very small part. The strongest actor in the cast was Robert Patrick. He was quite effective at seeming to be both mysterious and ominous. He has matured well since his days on The X-Files. His raspy voice and piercing/squinty eyes reminded me of Michael Madsen who is a fabulous heavy.

In summary, this is an OK movie to watch for folks who like 'who done it' murder mysteries. I would imagine that the book is probably much better though since the only real stand-out was the actual plot. I'd give the movie ** (out of 4), or on the IMdB system I'd give it a 6. It's better than average, but not by much.


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