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Deceptions (1985)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | TV Movie 5 October 1986
Twin sisters trade places with unexpected results.

Writers:

Judith Michael (based on the book by), Melville Shavelson (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stefanie Powers ... Sabrina Longworth / Stephanie Roberts
Barry Bostwick ... Grant Roberts
Jeremy Brett ... Bryan Foxworth
James Faulkner ... Richard Blackwell
Sam Wanamaker ... Jim Nolan
Fabio Testi ... Carlo Ferraro
John Woodvine ... Chief Inspector
Joan Sims ... Mrs. Thirkell
Fairuza Balk ... Penny Roberts
Brenda Vaccaro ... Helen Adams
Gina Lollobrigida ... Princess Alessandra
Jeremy Miller ... Mark Richards
Christopher Rozycki Christopher Rozycki ... Dimitri Skolnikoff
Peter Woodward ... Sgt. James
Hugh Millais Hugh Millais
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Storyline

Stephanie and Sabrina are twin sisters. Stephanie is a housewife, who doesn't seem content with her life, while Sabrina is a jetsetter who lives in London. They go to Venice for their birthday and they decide to see how the other's life is. So Sabrina goes to Stephanie's home and becomes mother to her children and wife to her husband Grant. Problem is that Stephanie is a little insecure of an attractive student who is always flaunting herself at Grant. While Stephanie enjoys Sarina's life until her sadistic boyfriend comes into the picture. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1986 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Cambio de pareja See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Helen Adams does not appear in the original novel. Rita McMillan is actually the one sending the notes. See more »

Goofs

When Sabrina is telling Stephanie about the trip to Venice on the phone, her mouth says "It's only a couple of weeks," But the badly dubbed voice says "It's only a couple of days." See more »

Quotes

Sabrina Longworth: Brian, darling, would you be very careful wrapping this vase for Lady Chasen?
Bryan Foxworth: It is such a lovely vase. You know, I really feel as though I were selling my own child. Which of course, I would if the price was right.
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Really great escapist cinema, plus Toby Maguire as a child
27 May 2005 | by dngilpSee all my reviews

One of the most interesting things about this movie is all the major actors who play minor parts, at a time before they were really famous in the U.S. Tobey Maguire, looking like he's about 8 years old (but who can tell, really, since he looks like he's 8 years old today), plays one of Stephanie Powers' children. Also we get Jeremy Brett, the BBC's definitive modern Sherlock Holmes, as assistant bad guy, looking really hot without his deerstalker cap. And the wonderful Judy Parfitt, who is known to American audiences primarily as the wild widower wearing cowboy boots in the BBC long-running series "As Time Goes By" of more recent fame.

Not sure, but I believe that Tobey's sister is played by an equally young Salma Blair, but since neither of them is listed on the official credits, it's hard to tell.

The movie has some kind of stilted moments, but the scenery and ambiance are unbeatable: Live shots of the Grand Canal in Venice, the Via Condotti in Rome, most of the great shopping streets in London, and the magnetic Stephanie Powers. It's a great way to pretend that we're millionaires traveling around Europe in style. And not a bad movie, to boot.


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