Harry Hamlin of NBC's "L.A. Law" and Nicollette Sheridan of CBS' "Knots Landing" become entangled in a whirlpool of eroticism and manipulation in "Deceptions," a suspense mystery premiering Sunday at 8 on Showtime.
The movie co-stars Robert Davi ("License To Kill") and was adapted by Richard Taylor from a short story by Ken Denbow. Hamlin and Davi are detectives investigating the death of a wealthy young businessman in the Hollywood Hills. Sheridan is the beautiful young wife who killed him during an attempt on her life. Or was it?
The plot becomes entangled as Hamlin is blinded by his passions and infatuation for the widow, shunning his police duties and obligations. All of this collides with his partner's dedication to find the killer.
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Tuesday on Lifetime at 3, the 400th episode of "Attitudes" will be a special celebration featuring Miss America Debbie Turner and hosted by Linda Dano and Dee Kelly.
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Saturday on HBO at 10, Mike Tyson and George Foreman headline a heavyweight boxing doubleheader. No, the two former champions are not fighting each other. One is tempted to say they're fighting a couple of nobodies. But it's hard to be that foolish after Buster Douglas picked off Tyson's crown. Foreman, now 41 and at least 240 pounds, takes on Brazil's Adilson Rodrigues (36-3), who is currently the No. 11 heavyweight and the highest-ranked opponent in Foreman's 21-victory comeback bid. Tyson's foe will be Henry Tillman (20-4), who defeated the former champ twice to win a berth on the U.S. Olympic Team in 1984.
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Harry Hamlin is caught up in a whirlpool of eroticism in Showtime's "Deception."