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Deceived (1991)

Deceived (1991)





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Goldie Hawn delivers a surprisingly understated performance (allowing the audience to shift their laughter from the usually comic Hawn to the unbelievable storyline) in the unsuccessful thriller Deceived. Hawn plays Adrienne Saunders, a successful art restorer who is married to Jack (John Heard), a devoted husband who is also an expert in the antiques business. Married for six years and parents of a charming 5-year-old daughter Mary (Ashley Peldon), the Saunders appear to have everything going for them. But after a series of odd occurrences that even an idiot would notice, Adrienne finally comes the conclusion that her husband is not the man she thought he was when she married him. After Jack tells Mary that he was in Boston but Adrienne's friend tells her she saw him in New York, the mysterious clues begin piling up and are too numerous to ignore: there's a call from a department store concerning some sexy lingerie that Jack purchased; a friend is found murdered after checking on the authenticity of an Egyptian necklace; and there are indications that Jack was involved with a scheme to steal artifacts from a museum. Adrienne is finally convinced that something is fishy about her husband when he mysteriously dies is an auto wreck, and she discovers that Jack has been using the name of a man who had died 16 years earlier. Adrienne proceeds to polish her magnifying glass and conducts some detective work on her own to find out who her husband really was. This is when the danger really begins.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Lee Friedlander, Bruce Joel Rubin, Derek Saunders, Mary Agnes Donoghue
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On DVD: Sep 30, 2003
Buena Vista Pictures


Goldie Hawn
as Adrienne
Robin Bartlett
as Charlotte
Tom Irwin
as Harvey
Maia Filar
as Carol Gingold
Jan Rubes
as Tomasz
Kate Reid
as Rosalie
Amy Wright
as Evelyn Wade
Beatrice Straight
as Adrienne's Mother
George R. Robertson
as Adrienne's Father
Heidi von Palleske
as Mrs. Peabody
Stanley Anderson
as Det. Kinsella
Damon Redfern
as Maitre d'
Io Perry
as Museum Employee
Nancy Cser
as Harvey's Girlfriend
Vince Metcalfe
as 1st Policeman
Conrad Coates
as 2nd Policeman
Michael Copeman
as Assistant Coroner
Brenda Kamino
as Mrs. Dagota
Bruce MacVittie
as Social Security Man
Gemma Barry
as Carol's Nanny
Kim Staunton
as Board of Education W...
Laura Hawn
as Evelyn's Mother
Jay Bowen
as Cab Driver
Mary Kane
as Cathy
Ann McDonough
as Mrs. Gingold
Michael Countryman
as Mr. Gingold
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Critic Reviews for Deceived

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (9)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | September 27, 1991
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | April 7, 2008
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Audience Reviews for Deceived

This underrated Goldie Hawn thriller is hot stuff. She's the woman with the perfect marriage who uncovers disturbing details about her husband after he dies. All expectations to the contrary, Hawn actually acts here, emitting barely any of her girlish giggles. Though it's never clear why she doesn't just go to the police when things turn nasty, the tension builds nicely throughout, with a superbly tense finale that avoids most of the cliché traps other recent thrillers fall into.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

Great thriller. Goldie finds out after her husband's funeral that her husband had a double life.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer


Goldie goes for a change of pace here and while its not Hitchcock it is an enjoyable thriller with a good lead performance.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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