December 06, 1993 12:00 PM

Showtime (Sun., Dec. 5, 8 p.m. ET)

B

How about that title? Sounds like wedding vows that might have been exchanged by Boris and Natasha on the old Bullwinkle Show.

But I digress.

A brutal convict (Eric Roberts) lies in a prison cell plotting revenge against the woman (Mädchen Amick) who squealed on him. So he busts out to find her; she’s now newly married to a respectable California banker (John Lithgow), a situation Roberts likes even better than merely exacting retribution. Lithgow is a little distracted by some financial problems at the office. Soon everyone is scheming, leading up to a satisfyingly knotted conclusion.

For once Roberts’s scary aura is an asset. It plays well against Lithgow’s perplexed decency. Dan O’Herlihy, Richard Edson and Donald Moffat co-star in the film, which contains violence and sexual situations.

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