• Sleeping With the Enemy (1991)

Sleeping With the Enemy

Release Date: 1991

DVD Release Date: September 2nd, 2003

R |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

After faking her death in order to flee from her violent husband, Martin (Patrick Bergin), Laura Burney (Julia Roberts) leaves Cape Cod and moves to Iowa, where she adopts a new identity and starts dating a local teacher, Ben Woodward (Kevin Anderson). Martin, meanwhile, unearths evidence suggesting that she isn't dead, and when her mother confirms this, he tracks her to Iowa. He finds Laura and Ben and confronts them, forcing her to fight for her life once again.

Cast: Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin, Kevin Anderson, Elizabeth Lawrence, Kyle Secor, Claudette Nevins, Tony Abatemarco, Marita Geraghty

Director: Joseph Ruben

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Pursuit , Transformation , Love , Mother , Marriage , Escape , 1990s , Wife , Dark ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Sleeping With the Enemy is bound to be a crowd pleaser, with its cool, crazed villain and with Julia Roberts in the lead, as a woman who fakes her death in order to escape her husband. But everything surprising and gripping about the movie happens in the first 20 minutes, and after that it follows a predictable course. [08 Feb 1991, p.C1]

  • 63
    Rick GroenThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Varying the pace, altering the tone, Ruben definitely keeps us off balance. Not as good as it could be, a far sight better than it might have been, this is a movie that puts the lie to the computer's stern dictum: garbage in, passable entertainment out. [08 Feb 1991]

  • 50
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    Director Joseph Ruben would have done much better to limit the physical horror and make it more of a psychological terror game. show more

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