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Rivals (2000)

A teenage girl becomes entangled in a volatile relationship with a pair of high-school lovers.

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Norma Bailey

Writer:

Jennifer Salt
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary-Margaret Humes ... Hazel Show
Jennifer Finnigan ... Laurie Show
Marnette Patterson ... Michelle Lambert
Rel Hunt Rel Hunt ... Butch Yunkin
Jessica Greco ... Samantha Gardner
Joanne Vannicola ... Tabitha
Richard Fitzpatrick ... Uncle Jake
Sandra Caldwell Sandra Caldwell ... Mary Rudolph
Don Dickinson Don Dickinson ... Pete Webster
Polly Shannon ... Christine
Dominic Zamprogna ... Andrew
Karyn Dwyer ... Jennifer
Courtney Hawkrigg ... Paula
Jeff Berg ... Danny
Michael Facciolo Michael Facciolo ... Kenny
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Storyline

Popular Michelle meets shy Laurie. Laurie becomes popular herself as a result of her friendship with Michelle. One night, Michelles boyfriend Butch rapes Laurie in a barn. Michelle finds them and wages a campaign against Laurie, starting with phone calls and forwarding to violence with tragic results as Laurie lives in fear that Michelle will kill her. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

They were the best of friends until they became the deadest of rivals. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Details

Official Sites:

USA Network

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rivals See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This film is based on the real life murder of Laurie Show, who died in 1991. See more »

Quotes

Sam: Last week she was talking about killing you. I think she's gone crazy.
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Connections

Spoofed in The In Crowd (2000) See more »

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Pretty Scary...
5 April 2002 | by yellow866See all my reviews

This movie was on the TV last night. At first I only wanted to watch because Dawson's mom (Dawson's Creek) plays Laurie's mom, but it proved to be a decent show. All through the movie, I kept thinking: Man, this really happened? No way. It says "True Story" ... Nahh! Couldn't be. Oh, it is then? It's disgusting! If we have to set aside the suspected criminal's human rights to further investigate the problem, let's do it. What happened to Laurie really could have been avoided, the laws just aren't tough enough. It's far worse finding out the hard way that you've had the criminal sitting in the police station before her deed was done and the police couldn't do a thing about it because all you have for evidence is your word over hers. Are there really such horrible people in this World?


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