Black Widow (2007 film)
|Directed by||Armand Mastroianni|
Larry Levinson Productions
|Written by||Riley Weston|
by Ronald Bass
|Music by||Zack Ryan|
|Edited by||Christine Kelley|
|Distributed by||RHI Entertainment (U.S.)|
Black Widow is a 2007 made-for-television movie produced by RHI Entertainment and starring Elizabeth Berkley, Alicia Coppola and Adriana DeMeo. It is loosely based on the 1987 film of the same name starring Debra Winger and Theresa Russell.
Black Widow re-unites Elizabeth Berkley and Randall Batinkoff, who starred together four years previously in the action thriller The Detonator. Adriana DeMeo stars in crime series Without a Trace, for which Elizabeth Berkley has made a notable special guest appearance.
Olivia (Elizabeth Berkley), is young, beautiful, brilliant, and effortlessly charming. She is a dedicated charity worker, responsible for establishing free clinics across the country for poor women. When she meets millionaire Danny Keegan (Randall Batinkoff), the pair soon form a relationship and he falls for her. However, it soon becomes clear that not everyone admires Olivia. Danny’s college friend, Melanie (Alicia Coppola), a photo journalist for the Los Angeles Post, thinks that there is something suspicious about Olivia and soon wants to learn more about the mysterious woman.
With the help of her assistant, Finn (Adriana DeMeo), Melanie discovers the truth about Olivia, finding out that her Ph.D. is fake, that she is responsible for many acts of embezzlement and that she has another lover on the side. Then she discovers Olivia’s numerous identities, the multiple marriages that have left her very rich, and the suspicious deaths of each of her husbands. Soon enough, Olivia realizes that Melanie is on to her and begins to take action against her. She will do anything to protect herself, even if it comes to murder.
- Elizabeth Berkley as Olivia Whitfield / Grace Miller
- Alicia Coppola as 'Mel' Melanie Dempsey
- Adriana DeMeo as Finn Driver
- Randall Batinkoff as Danny Keegan
- Barbara Niven as Tiffany Collins
- Tembi Locke as Jill Keegan
- Joel Anderson as Cooper Collins
- Brady Smith as Lucas Miller
- David Ury as Edward Bixler
- Jeremy Howard as Henry
- Steve Monroe as Matty Keegan
- George Wyner as Stan Driver
- Chris Farah as Receptionist
- Carla Jimenez as Rosa
- Jim Palmer as Detective Harris