Second to Die 2002 R CC

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Sara (Eleniak) thought she'd finally found happiness when she escaped a life of poverty and abuse to marry Jim Bratchett (Shipp). Sara's happiness is short-lived when she discovers that Jim has an invalid daughter. Trapped as a full time caretaker, Sara considers leaving Jim until she discovers a million dollar life insurance policy.

Starring:
Erika Eleniak, Jerry Kroll
Runtime:
1 hour, 30 minutes

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Second to Die

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Product Details

Genres Thriller
Director Brad Marlowe
Starring Erika Eleniak, Jerry Kroll
Supporting actors Colleen Camp, Kimberly Rowe, John Wesley Shipp, Jf Pryor, Amy Beth Reece, Paul Winfield, Margaret Avery, Jackie O'Brien, Brooke Davis, Rebecca Reese, Marshall R. Teague, Lorna Scott
Studio Screen Media
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Customer Reviews

It might okay if you don't actually think about it.
Phillip A. Crews
I love this movie because it features some very good actress/actors like the great Paul Winfield Erika Eliniak & John Wesley Shipp & others.
#21
The movie was badly written and very predictable and did I mention bad acting.
LA

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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jason Perdue on November 9, 2005
Format: DVD
I've always been a fan of Erika Eleniak since her Playboy and Baywatch days. I think overall,her best movie is Chasers with Tom Berenger. This movie isn't bad. It's got a complex plot and an ending that maybe Hitchcock would have dreamed up sooner or later. In fact i gave it 4 stars for the twist at the end.

Erika sadly shows no 'flesh' in this flick but like i said,it's a pretty decent story.
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31 of 43 people found the following review helpful By IntrepidVoyager on October 23, 2002
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Well the most important issue is that Erika Eleniak never takes her clothes off during the whole movie. That was quite a let down.
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If there is a moral to this story, it's "read the fine print". The plot is fine. The acting is fine. But what make the movie enjoyable to watch is the fine actresses on the cast.

The story begins when the younger sister, Amber, receives a call telling her that Sara had died. She returns home to find her dysfunctional mother grieving. We learn that the mother doesn't work and depend solely on her daughters for support. Sara left that life of poverty but Amber stayed behind to take care of the mother. So this serves as the setup story, something akin to a frame story. The story within the story begins when Amber finds her sister's diary. As she reads through Sara's diary, it becomes apparent that things were not as they seemed in her sister's life. The girls grew up in poverty. Sara used her beauty to land a man with plenty of money.

Shortly after Sara's marriage to Jim, his disabled daughter moves in with them. Sara basically stays at home all day, taking care of the disabled Nicki. Jim starts treating her with disrespect. Meanwhile, a lawyer friend of Jim's starts to seduce the lonely Sara. The two work out a plan to arrange an accident for Jim to cash in on his life insurance policy. After the accident, they meet with his agent and learn that there is a "second-to-die" clause in the policy. Meaning that for the policy to pay, Sara also has to die. The beneficiary would be Nicki. There is also a requirement in Jim's will that Sara gets the house, but only if Nicki stays with her. Needless to say, things did not go as planned. That's the fine print in the policy.

Meanwhile, at the present, Amber's life becomes steadily intolerable. The mother, no longer able to rely on a regular support check from Sara, becomes even more bitter towards Amber.
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As SECOND TO DIE opens, Sarah (The lovely, dream-inducing Erika Eleniak- UNDER SIEGE, FATAL LESSONS: THE GOOD TEACHER) is dead. Her drunken, pill-popping mother is shattered, leaving Sarah's sister, Amber to go through her diary. Thus begins the story of Sarah's life and death. The scene switches to flashbacks of Sarah and her rich, boorish, jackass of a husband, Jim. It seems that Jim only married sarah in order to have someone to look after his disabled daughter, Nicki. Sarah is miserable. This leads to an affair w/ Jim's best friend. Now, Sarah's looking for a way out of her dull, nearly loveless marriage. Thankfully, Jim has the perfect hobby. He dabbles w/ high explosives in the garage! Sarah decides to arrange a little "accident" for old Jim. Sarah gets to work right away, making a surprise lunch for hubby. I hope he likes plastic explosives in his thermos! KA-BOOM! Sarah figures that all she has to do now is collect on Jimbo's fat life insurance policy. After the funeral, Sarah quickly marries lover-boy, and soon discovers that things are a bit more complicated than she had anticipated. Back in the present, Amber finds out far more than she bargained for as well. SECOND TO DIE is a drama / thriller and a great vehicle for Ms. Eleniak. It also has some nice twists that I didn't anticipate! Worth a watch or two...
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Richard Kelly on February 21, 2010
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I put this one in my stack of "to be used for future door stops" section. Waste of money.
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By Taheen Lopez on February 4, 2014
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Sara (Erika Eleniak) thought she'd finally found happiness when she escaped a life of poverty and abuse to marry Jim Bratchett (John Wesley Shipp), but Sara's happiness is short-lived when she discovers that Jim has an invalid daughter.

Trapped as a full time caretaker, Sara considers leaving Jim until she discovers a million dollar life insurance policy.
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When a twist requires you to forget a bunch of details, it's not a twist but some kind of get-out-of-jail free card for the writer.

It might okay if you don't actually think about it. Poor acting. Falls out of the framing device too early.
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