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Hot off her success in [[Feature~V39093~Pretty Woman~prettywoman]], [[Performer~P60634~Julia Roberts~juliaroberts]] starred in this thriller about a battered wife stalked by her abusive husband. Roberts plays Laura Burney, the wife of a rich investment counselor, Martin ([[Performer~P5641~Patrick Bergin~patrickbergin]]). Martin appreciates his wife as a trophy, but at home he abuses her for not keeping the house as clean as he would like it. The verbal abuse descends into physical violence --so much so that Laura decides to disappear rather than live a life under Martin as a brutalized slave. Laura fakes her own death by drowning, and relocates to Cedar Falls, Iowa, where she changes her name to Sara Waters. She starts a relationship with her friendly Iowa neighbor Ben Woodward ([[Performer~P79623~Kevin Anderson~kevinanderson]]), but her happiness is short-lived. Martin has discovered that Laura has staged her drowning and is coming to Iowa to reclaim his possession. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:February 8, 1991

Cast

Julia Roberts
as Laura Burney/Sara Waters
Patrick Bergin
as Martin Burney
Kevin Anderson
as Ben Woodward
Elizabeth Lawrence
as Chloe
Kyle Secor
as Fleishman
Claudette Nevins
as Dr. Rissner
Tony Abatemarco
as Locke
Marita Geraghty
as Julie
Harley Venton
as Garber
Nancy Fish
as Woman on Bus
Karen Rea
Mark Fincannon
Bonnie Cook
as Mrs. Nepper
Todd Thaler
John D. Ward
as Theater Student
Sandi Shackelford
as Edna
Pam Plummer
Graham Harrington
as Minister

Crew

Joseph Ruben
Director
Lloyd Fonvielle
Screenwriter
Nancy Price
Book Author
Ronald Bass
Screenwriter
Bruce Joel Rubin
Screenwriter
John Lindley
Cinematographer
Jerry Goldsmith
Composer (Music Score)
G. Marq Roswell
Musical Direction/Supervision
George Bowers
Editor
Doug Kraner
Production Designer
C. Tad Devlin
Associate Producer
Michael Steele
Associate Producer
Jeffrey Chernov
Executive Producer
Stan Tropp
Set Designer
Lee Poll
Set Designer
Richard Hornung
Costume Designer
Tom Priestley Jr.
Camera Operator
Max Kleven
Stunts
Patricia Birch
Choreography
Karen Rea
Casting
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