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Sleeping with the Enemy Details


Hot off her success in , Julia Roberts 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 (Patrick Bergin). 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 (Kevin Anderson), 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


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
Mark Fincannon
Pam Plummer
Karen Rea
Todd Thaler
Sandi Shackelford
as Edna
Bonnie Cook
as Mrs. Nepper
Graham Harrington
as Minister
John D. Ward
as Theater Student
Bonnie Cook
as Mrs. Nepper
Graham Harrington
as Minister
Sandi Shackelford
as Edna


Joseph Ruben
Lloyd Fonvielle
Ronald Bass
Nancy Price
Book Author
Bruce Joel Rubin
John Lindley
Jerry Goldsmith
Composer (Music Score)
G. Marq Roswell
Musical Direction/Supervision
George Bowers
Doug Kraner
Production Designer
Michael Steele
Associate Producer
C. Tad Devlin
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
Patricia Birch
Karen Rea