Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Deception 1992

     This film is also titled Ruby Cairo.  Elizabeth Faro is married to Johnny and they have three children, two girls and a boy.  She receives the unexpected news that Johnny has died in a plane crash in Veracruz, Mexico.  She goes to his air cargo business but she finds out many bills have gone unpaid and there isn’t any money.  She has a moving sale to get money for food and living expenses.  She takes a plane to Mexico to identify his body and make the funeral arrangements.  In Veracruz at the airline’s terminal, she finds an envelope with baseball cards under the desk.  She notices Johnny’s system for marking betting slips at racetracks on the cards.  Then she realizes they may indicate bank accounts instead.  When she goes to withdraw money at one of the banks, she learns the account is in the name of the player on the card.  She gets a durable power of attorney from a local bank and she starts out on trips to find the money.  She goes to banks in Panama, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Germany, Athens and Egypt.
     This is like a treasure hunt around the world.  Bessie doesn’t know if or how much money she will get at each place she stops.  She’s never done anything like this either, taking chances and flying to famous and exotic places.  She misses her children very much but they are in good hands at home.  3 ½* (I liked this movie)

90 min, Mystery directed by Graeme Clifford with Andie MacDowell, Liam Neeson, Viggo Mortensen, Jack Thompson, Chad Power, Monica Mikala, Kaelynn Craddick, Sara Craddick, Luis Cortes. 

Note:  Imdb 5.0 out of 10, Rotten Tomatoes 23% audience, Amazon 5* with 1 review.
Special Note:  Filmed in Egypt, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Los Angeles, California.  Andie MacDowell’s character wears a baseball cap during her moving sale and the team name is Gaffney Indians, this is the name of her hometown in South Carolina.

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