A Vow to Kill

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A Vow to Kill
A Vow to Kill artwork.jpg
poster artwork
  • Drama
  • Mystery
Written by
  • Sean Silas
  • Renee Longstreet
  • Harry Longstreet
Directed byHarry Longstreet
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Julian Marks
Producer(s)Renee Longstreet
Production location(s)Toronto
CinematographyFrançois Protat
Running time97 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorCIC Video
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseFebruary 1, 1995 (1995-02-01)

A Vow to Kill is a 1995 made for TV movie directed by Harry Longstreet, starring Richard Grieco and Julianne Phillips,[1] and first televised on February 1, 1995. Others in the cast include Peter MacNeill, Tom Cavanagh, Nicole Oliver and Larissa Laskin.


L.J. Berman (Larissa Laskin) is a deceitful psychotic conman. Eric (Richard Grieco) is married to beautiful, rich Rachel Waring (Julianne Phillips). He fakes himself and his wife being kidnapped in order to get ransom money from her Dad, Frank (Gordon Pinsent).



The film can be considered a damsel-in-distress drama, featuring light bondage, and details Rachel's plight in trying to escape from the mean thug.[according to whom?]

Variety wrote, "Physically if not emotionally, Grieco and Phillips manage to register blips on the tube even when they haven’t anything to say to each other, which is most of the time. The lovers’ romantic dialogue sounds as hollow as lines on a Hallmark card", and also wrote, "Director Harry S. Longstreet, who co-wrote the script with his wife, Renee (also the show’s producer), and Sean Silas, manages to maintain suspenseful pacing while making a movie that is centered on only Grieco and Phillips in their faraway island fairyland."[1]

VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever called the film a "Predictable cable thriller",[2] and Chicago Sun-Times succinctly called the film a "stupid, sexist movie".[3]


  1. ^ a b Loynd, Ray (January 4, 1995). "Review: 'A Vow to Kill'". Variety. Retrieved January 4, 2015.
  2. ^ staff (January 1, 2008). "A Vow to Kill". www.highbeam.com. VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever. Archived from the original on April 10, 2016. Retrieved January 4, 2015.
  3. ^ Grahnke, Lon (January 7, 1995). "USA Cable Launches Shatner's `TekWar'". Chicago Sun-Times. highbeam.com. Archived from the original on September 11, 2016. Retrieved January 4, 2015.

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