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The Nurse 1997

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3.4 out of 5 stars (15) IMDb 4.8/10

A live-in nurse is very hazardous to her patient's health in this thriller. Publicly accused of embezzlement, a man kills his wife, his son and then himself. Now his surviving daughter, a nurse, vows to make her father's employer, pay for exposing him. When a sudden stroke leaves her father's employer wheelchair-bound, Laura moves quickly signs on as his personal caretaker to begin her reign of terror.

Starring:
Lisa Zane, Janet Gunn
Runtime:
1 hour, 33 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Director Robert Malenfant
Starring Lisa Zane, Janet Gunn
Supporting actors John Stockwell, Michael Fairman, Nancy Dussault, William R. Moses, Lou Felder, Nancy Linehan Charles, Lisa Comshaw, Sherrie Rose, Jay Underwood, Tracy Spaulding, Steven R. Barnett, Kathryn Kates, Richard Penn, Christopher Kriesa, Tom Challis, Adele Yoshioka, Sarah Sullivan
Studio Screen Media
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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Format: DVD
This film reminded of "The Hand that Rocks the Cradle." George Harriman (Lou Felder) a poorly developed character has been terminated from his fictional movie company for embezzling and to top it all off he might go to prison. Like any white collar criminal faced with "hard" time in a federal pen, he opts to do the honorable thing and shoot his family and himself...except for some reason he omits his daughter who is a nurse (Lisa Zane as Laura Harriman ).

When George's former boss Bob (Michael Fairman) hears about it he goes catatonic, like Ned seeing the Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka (South Park season 2). Laura assumes a new identity to infiltrate the home as a nurse so she can bump off Bob's family in front of him.

The terror and acting were both lame. Except for the rare F-bomb, this could have been a made for TV movie. Perhaps my biggest disappointment was right after I obtained this film I discovered it was available in a multi-film pack for the same price.

Rare F-bomb, no sex or nudity. What this movie really needed was for Demi Moore to play the lead with a token shower scene and a little more success and creativity in killing off relatives.
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I both love, and miss, the suspense thrillers from the 80's and 90's. This is a good one. Lisa Zane is terrific. Janet Gunn (from Silk Stalkings) is one of my favorites. Both the house and corresponding scenery were lovely. I only wish that William Moses had been in it more.
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Format: DVD
Third movie in the boxset. I've always wanted to see this for some time after seeing a Pay-Per-View promo. I've also been a fan of actress Lisa Zane for some time.

The movie centers around a nurse named Laura Harriman who becomes traumatized after seeing her father kill himself over an embezzlement scandel, after he kills his own family, except for Laura. She then becomes bent on getting even with stroke victim Bob Martin (Played by Michael Fairman from Dead Silence) who is parylzed and at the same time mute. She gets a chance to do so when she gets a job as his private nurse. Laura gets her revenge by killing members of the Martin family one by one.

I don't really wanna give too much away, especially since the hurricane's approaching. I'll end this review by saying if you can find this movie, get it. The DVD quality's pretty good too.
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The movie was ok. The plot was good. The acting was ok. The subject matter, and the thought that something like that could actually happen, might be a bit unnerving to someone who's had previous issues with any type of home care or may be facing issues with home care. If so, I don't think I'd recommend they watch this. Otherwise, the movie isn't too bad.
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Format: Amazon Video
This was pretty good. It was like one of those movie you watch on a Rainey day on lifetime when they have mysteries and the killer is bumping off people. It's a older movie, but good to watch
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I've never heard of The Nurse before watching it tonight, in which it has a similar feel to The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. The movie stars Lisa Zane (Billy Zane's older sister) as Laura Harriman, a nurse who wants revenge!

Her father had recently murdered her mother and brother. Then he took his own life, all because he was accused of embezzling money. Bob Martin is the man who turned him over to the police and after hearing about the deaths, he has a stroke which leaves him paralyzed.

Laura wants revenge for her family's deaths, so she kills Bob's live-in-nurse and she becomes his new nurse. Since he is paralyzed, he can't inform his wife or children about who the nurse really is. One by one, Laura plans on killing each family member while Bob watches helplessly.

The movie was released to direct-to-video (aka VHS) in the late 90s and thanks for Echo Bridge Home Entertainment for releasing it to DVD, I bought the movie in an eight movie bundle. I didn't know what to expect when I saw Lisa Zane's name in the opening credits as I never cared for her in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, but she gave a good performance as a psycho nurse. The movie is less horror and more like a made-for-TV thriller, except it has a few f-bombs in it. The Nurse isn't really scary, but I was entertained for 90 minutes!
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Format: DVD
I got this movie on a DVD along with The Howling IV and was pleasantly surprised. Contrary to the cover, it is not a horror movie intended for gore hounds, but a rather good thriller instead.
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I remembered watching it years ago now own it Lisa Zane is very good love her and her brother in movies.
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