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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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Teenage jealousies can have deadly consequences. 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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Technical Specs

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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

Michelle: I would never do what you did. But if I did I wouldn't run away crying like I was the injured party. I'M the injured party. I'M the injured party!
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Spoofed in The In Crowd (2000) See more »

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Excellent
12 December 2005 | by kelaz_fishaSee all my reviews

I thought this movie was excellent. It portrays the real side to life for a teenager, and is very relevant to todays society.

Although there are frequent movies on this same subject, i believe this shows outstanding characters and fights to make this movie into a reality for the viewer.

The end of this story shocked me, although i knew it was going to happen, it was a huge awakening. I only hope that nothing like this happens in my life or to people surrounding me.

I give the movie 10 out of 10 for one main reason. It seemed real. There was none of that bull that other movies bung on about it was straightforward and realistic. It was interesting all the way through and it taught me a lot about the kind of people i should be associating with.


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