The Rich Man's Wife

  • 1996
  • Movie
  • R
  • Drama, Thriller

A sleazy, direct-to-video psycho-thriller, inexplicably playing theaters under Disney's auspices. Pretty Josie Potenza (Halle Berry) is unhappily married to a wealthy older man. A chance encounter with a homicidal nut (Peter Greene) turns her life upside down: He kills her husband and tries to blackmail her, as the police begin to suspect that she murdered...read more

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A sleazy, direct-to-video psycho-thriller, inexplicably playing theaters under Disney's auspices. Pretty Josie Potenza (Halle Berry) is unhappily married to a wealthy older man. A chance encounter with a homicidal nut (Peter Greene) turns her life upside down: He

kills her husband and tries to blackmail her, as the police begin to suspect that she murdered her old man for his money. Writer-director Amy Holden Jones got her start with Roger Corman, for whom she once helmed a bloody bit of fluff called THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE. She's spent the last decade

crafting mainstream screenplays like MYSTIC PIZZA and INDECENT PROPOSAL, but she hasn't lost touch with her exploitation roots. Until the silly last-minute twist that makes a mockery of everything that's gone before, this mean little thriller delivers the unpretentious goods, gussying them up with

some rather nice, tough-minded touches.

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  • Released: 1996
  • Rating: R
  • Review: A sleazy, direct-to-video psycho-thriller, inexplicably playing theaters under Disney's auspices. Pretty Josie Potenza (Halle Berry) is unhappily married to a wealthy older man. A chance encounter with a homicidal nut (Peter Greene) turns her life upside d… (more)

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