I had maybe seen this film once many years ago. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. I also recently dug out Bad Influence, another Rob Lowe movie of the 80's with James Spader, but it wasn't as good as this. Olivia becomes infatuated with Tim Whalen Rob Lowe , an attractive yacht captain who appears to be uninterested in her money. But the duplicitous Tim -- with help from Olivia's stepfather, Tony Gateworth John Glover , and childhood friend, Mike McGill Doug Savant -- is plotting something sinister against the unwitting heiress. Her mother's will provided that Gateworth retain access to the family's eight properties.
But if you want to know more and my opinion well here we have one of those thrillers which whilst starting out as one thing delivers a new twist ever so on which switches things around, you may think you know what is going on but a twist will arrive which forces you to think again. But the murder scheme exists chiefly as a way of testing Tim and Olivia's feelings for each other, and it is in bringing those feelings to life that the film is at its best. Not long after Anne Briscoe informs McGill that her friend saw Gateworth at a diner with Tim, she is found hanged in an apparent suicide. All rosy glow and deep contentment, Olivia never thinks to wonder whether this dreamboat may be planning to kill her. Twice during the course of ''Masquerade,'' couples go to the local theater and come out happily declaring, ''That was a really good movie! It makes sense especially when he is introduced to Olivia and charms his way into the timid woman's life with romantic meals, beach walks etc etc. When McGill learns that Tim has no intention of killing Olivia and that they are planning to sail for Florida on Masquerade the next day, he sabotages Olivia's sailboat and plants incriminating evidence in Tim's linen drawer.
The Hamptons look gorgeous, as do Tim and Olivia themselves; every frame of the film is rapturously pretty, and bathed in the most flattering light. In the coming days, Olivia and Tim begin dating and eventually fall in love. That weekend, Olivia and Tim have passionate sex in the mansion. Lowe is more of an ice prince, and too many of the revelations about Tim's character come from the dialogue rather than from his behavior. If downloading is available, you can to two locations. While sailing aboard Masquerade, Olivia asks Tim to marry her, but he is reluctant, telling her he once spent 30 days in jail for writing bad checks. Tim establishes an alibi with an unsuspecting Brooke by resetting her bedside clock.
Pay-Per-View videos will become available to watch once the event starts, will be available for playback for 24 hours following the event, and are not available for Download. Olivia confides to her aunt that Tim is the first man she's felt comfortable with and that he isn't interested in her money. Olivia and Tim go sailing on her boat Masquerade, which was her late father's pride and joy. Swaim has also cast the supporting roles quite well, so that the film's incidental characters become much more than mere pieces in the puzzle. A recently orphaned millionairess, Olivia, really hates her scheming step-father. Directed by Starring Olivia Lawrence Meg Tilly , heiress to her recently deceased mother's sizable fortune, travels in the elite social circles of the Hamptons.
It was the first American film from Bob Swaim. Masquerade 1988 is a tense thriller containing a multitude of twists and turns that keep the viewer guessing to the end. This sequel to the classic Chinatown finds private detective Jake Gittes still haunted from the events of the first film. Rob Lowe, Meg Tilly and Kim Cattrell how good does she look are the main stars. In his review in the Chicago Sun-Times, Roger Ebert gave the film three of four stars.
Hired by a man to investigate his wife's infidelities, Jake once again finds himself involved in a complicated plot involving murder, oil, and even some ghosts from his past. Please send reports of such problems to March 11, 1988, Page 00008 The New York Times Archives The makers of ''Masquerade'' had a great idea: put Rob Lowe in Top-Siders. In fairness Lowe is ideally cast but there is nothing brilliant about his performance, the same with Doug Savant, Dana Delany and Kim Cattrall who are all solid but unremarkable. We get to see one day in their lives as fan and new member Nightbird joins the group, just in time for the group to get a new line of action figures. Swaim films her with her crucifix necklace noticeably askew. It is a very good plot, with twists and turns. In the marina office afterwards, Olivia discovers a newspaper clipping with a picture of Tim, Gateworth, and McGill, just as McGill enters the office.
He tells him the next step is to gain Olivia's confidence by having Tim defend her against him. In the United States, the film was rated R. In the ensuing struggle, Olivia pushes McGill out a window causing his death. But the thing is that this is where we get the first twist which without going into any detail makes us discover something about Tim we never knew. Also stars Kim Cattrall and Dana Delany. It immediately leads us to think that Tim is a hustler, a guy probably from a poor childhood who goes from one rich marina to another where thanks to his boyish looks sleeps around with rich women before leaving with money and leaving a broken heart behind.
This film is rated R. Lowe has an appeal he never manifested in earlier, sulkier post-adolescent roles. I've seen this film before on video. He also tells her about his affair with Brooke Morrison. Written by , the film is about a recently orphaned millionairess who falls in love with a young yacht racing captain who isn't completely truthful with her about his past.
Olivia becomes infatuated with Tim Whalen Rob Lowe , an attractive yacht captain who appears to be uninterested in her money. Searching for a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or view the Bob Swaim-directed movie via subscription can be a challenge, so we here at Moviefone want to take the pressure off. Sexy Kim gets five stars all on her own. When the two run into a problem the local cop, who happens to be an old friend of Olivia's, seems to be turning a blind eye to incriminating evidence. But the members' extreme personalities and personal issues threaten to rip the group apart.
Kennedy in a state funeral in Washington D. A very enjoyable film with some effective acting and genuine suspense. Olivia Lawrence Meg Tilly , heiress to her recently deceased mother's sizable fortune, travels in the elite social circles of the Hamptons. Watch it with someone you can trust. But the duplicitous Tim -- with help from Olivia's stepfather, Tony Gateworth John Glover , and childhood friend, Mike McGill Doug Savant -- is plotting something sinister against the unwitting heiress. Directed by Bob Swaim, it is in the same vein as Lowe's Bad Influence.