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Escape Clause (1996)

A man finds out from a would be killer that his wife has paid $10,000 to have him killed. But is this mysterious man telling the truth? When both the killer and the wife turn up dead, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew McCarthy ... Richard Ramsay
Paul Sorvino ... Lt. Gil Farrand
Connie Britton ... Leslie Bullard
Kate McNeil ... Sarah Ramsay
Stan Egi ... Abe Shinoda
Kenneth Welsh ... Owen Jessop
John Evans ... Belsen
Peter Donaldson Peter Donaldson ... Dr. Warren Hitzig
Victor A. Young ... Andre Willard (as Victor Young)
Sean Dick Sean Dick ... Teddy Ramsay
Dawn Greenhalgh ... Lillian Jessop
Chantel Dick Chantel Dick ... Nora Ramsay
Lupe Arenas Lupe Arenas ... Martha
Tara Rosling ... Miss Foster
Peter Langley Peter Langley ... Congressman
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A man finds out from a would be killer that his wife has paid $10,000 to have him killed. But is this mysterious man telling the truth? When both the killer and the wife turn up dead, everyone is a suspect, and the investigation takes an unexpected turn Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blutige Karriere - Vertrag mit dem Tod See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In the railroad scene, after the train has passed, the crossing gates remain down. They are obviously non-working props. See more »

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A Crescendo of Yuppidom 1996
24 January 2013 | by filmalamosaSee all my reviews

This opaque thriller was a made for TV movie in 1996. It opens with a sex scene between a happily married couple of 10 years or so. I should have stopped watching it right then as was my instinct. Yes, it gets worse...every yuppie icon of the 80s and 90s is expressed at 500 proof.

The tasteful area rugs the people too young to own the kind of house they do...everyone has gone to Harvard. The feminist angle is in lights with a wife that wants to go back to work after taking a refresher class in art---- at Harvard of course; she wants to open an art gallery. Bore Gaggg Ugghhh ...

The yuppie era started with Love Story and hopefully 1996 was about it's crescendo. I am waiting for it's decline and fall. I have OD'd on PC upper middle class wannabe overkill.

OK, the movie. The main character is told by a hired killer that his wife paid him to kill him (he won't kill him if he pays him double). But then the wife herself ends up dead. There is a truly obnoxious "Japanese" character who is a red herring... The ending is just plain stupid. This thing is opaque and trys to be much more than it is. It is not suspenseful you feel like you were left in the dark to make to make the story line work.

AVOID THIS THING especially if you are allergic to yuppidom.


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