Face of Evil

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No sooner has unsuccessful artist Darcy Palmer (Tracey Gold) met music student Brianne Dwyer (Mireille Enos) at an airport than she murders Brianne, stuffs her body in her trunk, and assumes her identity! Entering a prestigious New Hampshire University on the late Brianne's scholarship, Darcy is subsequently introduced to widowed art collector Russell Polk (Perry King), the father of her roommate, Jeanelle (Shawnee Smith). Within what seems like ten minutes, Darcy and Russell have fallen in love, and her future in the rarefied world of art seems assured. Then, without warning, Darcy's web of deceit begins to unravel thanks to a pair of "ghosts" from her past. Clearly, there is no other alternative for Darcy than to start killing people again -- just as she has done so many times in the past in her many previous stolen identities. Its incredible lapses of logic taken care of by its breathless pace (not to mention an ending straight out of The Silence of the Lambs!), the made-for-TV Face of Evil made its CBS network bow on April 9, 1996.


Perry King
as Russell Polk
Tracey Gold
as Darcy Palmer
Shawnee Smith
as Jeanelle Polk
Brigitta Dau
as Sabrina
Karen Alston
as Dorothy Harris
Dave Jensen
as Father Jerome
Lynne Van Dam
as Mrs. Dwyer
Joan Mullaney
as Mrs. Kirkland
Margo Swena O'Very
as Ellen Donnelly
Max Robinson
as Prof. Gnap
Barta Heiner
as Mrs. Perry
Frank Gerrish
as Det. Allen
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