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Before He Wakes

Before He Wakes

Michael Scott (1998)

PG Certificate


Our Score
In this uninspired true-life TV-movie drama based on Jerry Bledsoe's bestselling book, Jaclyn Smith is cast against type as a woman returning to her home town with her young son after the death of her husband in an "accidental" shooting. She soon remarries, but it's not long before her new husband begins to question her extravagant lifestyle. It's all so utterly inane you won't believe it actually happened. Smith is easy on the eyes, though, while Diana Scarwid is brisk and convincing in support.


Fact-based thriller about a greedy woman who marries and murders two wealthy husbands in succession, to acquire their fortunes, and almost succeeds in getting away scot-free. Starring Jaclyn Smith, Diana Scarwid, Hope Lange and Timothy Carhart.

Cast & Crew

Bridgette Smith Michaels Jaclyn Smith
Joanne Diana Scarwid
Ron Michaels Timothy Carhart
Detective Cochran Ron Canada
Diane Michaels Barbara Tarbuck
Helen Hope Lange
Ken Young Michael Flynn
Hayden Walker Scott Wilkinson
Director Michael Scott
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Contains some violence. Available on: Available on video


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