Masquerade (1988)




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Bob Swaim directed this thriller about a killer stalking a recently orphaned heiress in the Hamptons. Rob Lowe is Tim Whalen, a yacht captain hired by a rich millionaire to get his boat into shape for the upcoming racing season. Whalen is spending most of his time, however, with the rich man's wife, Brooke (Kim Cattrall). Olivia Lawrence (Meg Tilly) is an introverted and dreamy woman whose mother has just died, and is living in her Hampton mansion with her mother's fourth husband, a nasty dunk named Gateworth (John Glover). While Olivia's childhood friend, local police officer Mike McGill (Doug Savant), secretly pines for her, Olivia meets Whalen at a dance and it's lust at first sight. Having a tryst at Olivia's mansion while she thinks her stepfather is away for the weekend, they are surprised by a drunken Gateworth staggering into the bedroom. Whalen and Gateworth fight, and Gateworth ends up dead. Mike suspects foul play and Olivia tries to protect Whalen. But then murders keep occurring in the Hamptons and Olivia finds herself victim of several attempts on her life.
R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Horror , Mystery & Suspense , Romance
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Rob Lowe
as Tim Whalan
Meg Tilly
as Olivia Lawrence
John Glover
as Tony Gateworth
Doug Savant
as Mike McGill
Kim Cattrall
as Brooke Morrison
Dana Delany
as Anne Briscoe
Erik Holland
as Chief of Police
Brian Davies
as Granger Morrison
Barton Heyman
as Tommy McGill
Bernie McInerney
as Harland Fitzgerald
Bill Lopatto
as Weyburn
Pirie MacDonald
as Cantrell
Maeve McGuire
as Aunt Eleanor
Ira Wheeler
as Uncle Charles
Nada Rowand
as Mrs. Chase
Edwin Bordo
as Mortician
Bruce Tuthill
as Lt. Wacker
Paddy Croft
as Bridget
Henry Ravelo
as Alberto
Peter Carew
as Tailor
Mary McTigue
as Morrison Maid
Dick Wolf
as Sedgewick
Evan O'Neill
as Debutante
James Raitt
as Store Manager
Michael Tadross
as Kid on Dock
Bob Swaim
as Man in Diner
Benjamin Lee Swaim
as French Boy
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Critic Reviews for Masquerade

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (1)

A tense, well-performed erotic thriller....Lowe's at the top of his game

March 30, 2005
Film Threat

annoyingly lame

November 7, 2004
Shadows on the Wall

Exposes a society riven by class warfare.

Full Review… | August 28, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Filme que poderia ser interessante perde-se em função das reviravoltas forçadas do roteiro e da péssima atuação de Tilly.

July 25, 2003
Cinema em Cena

A top-notch thriller with genuine surprises and a great, affluent atmosphere.

January 16, 2003
KFOR Channel 4 News

Good fun, if you're in to the pulpy, trashy, confusingly plotted mystery flicks.

July 25, 2002

Audience Reviews for Masquerade


I like Meg Tilly in this movie. She plays her part with the right touch of innocence and entitlement

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

Excellent thriller with a brilliant plot. Rob's character schemes his way into marrying a rich heiress. But doesn't have the heart to kill her for her money. Great cast. Rob is hot!

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer


Overblown variation on Hitchcock's Suspicion with ROb Lowe playing the devious but attraction husband who may be after heiress Meg Tilly's money. Some new plot twists are introduced, but unfortunately these don't save Masquerade from playing a lot like TV's Dallas.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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