|Another inheritance, another scam to get it wrongfully.
Psychotic plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Reynolds (Lansing) is royally pissed off when he discovers the contents of his super wealthy father-in-law's will.
Seems the old geezer has bypassed him entirely, and instead bequeathed his entire fortune - a nice $5 million - to his granddaughter Heather (Chapman), Phillip's daughter.
But for a nip & tuck guru like Lansing, this isn't such a big problem, really. For starters, Heather's been missing for some time and nobody knows where she is...
So, when he discovers a go-go dancer lying near death in the street - her face beaten beyond recognition - he decides to reconstruct the poor woman's mug to look like a dead ringer for Heather...and then the two will split the $5 mil 50/50!
All goes well in the beginning. But then guess who shows up?
That's right. When the real Heather comes home, she discovers her father in an affair with a woman who looks just her...and apparently she's become a liability to them both!
What will happen next?
We were able to follow this a bit better than the similarly-themed Lies (1983). But ultimately this sort of thing should be left in the hands of the Master of Suspense, or Brian De Palma.
Still, Chapman gives a relatively strong performance(s) here and makes this a fun little thriller.
Also known as False Face.