False Pretenses

Synopsis: Randal 'Randy' Ackers looses his family savings and the company's reserve funds in an 'easy profit scheme' and commits suicide. His widow Dianne hopes to build a new life in California but gets stuck with car trouble in Texas. To pay for the repairs, she becomes waitress Dee Dee in a diner. There the swindler, who apparently doesn't recognize Diane, recruits 'Dee Dee' as investment sales pitch assistant. Friendly local sheriff Nando, who has a crush on her, promises to help catch the trickster under his new name, unofficially as he has no cause for legal action. But more is not what is seems.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Jason Hreno
Production: JB Media
90 min


Do you mind if I steal one?

- No go ahead, have one.

- Thanks.

- Hey! - Oh! I'm sorry, I'm sorry.

- Sure you are.

Hey, I wasn't the one who...

Who was watching

where he was going?

Oh well, that's me.

A regular one-man roadblock.

Oh, you think you're going to

charm your way out of this?

This? What?

Misdemeanour sidewalk blocking?

Felony produce endangerment?

Are you making a citizen's

arrest here?

You're no farmer, are you?

I could be.

I don't think so. Silk shirt,

Italian jeans, Rolex.

Well, there's good money in

peaches you know.

How'd you like to get out

of those clothes,

mister peach farmer?

My wife might have something

to say about that.

So might my husband.


[ Laughter ]

So, what does my wife

have to say?

About your way with words?

No, about my boyish charm.

Charming defenseless women

in the street?

Ha-ha. Hey! It's just...

It's just a phase, it'll pass.

Not if I've got anything

to do with it, it won't.

[ Cell phone rings ]

- Oh!

- Don't you answer that.

- I've got to!

- No, no!

- I have got to.

- You are not indispensable.

- Come on.

You're not indispensable.

Not to them.

Luckily they have not figured

that out yet.

Hey Nabil.

Oh, not much. Just meeting with

a very important client.

Very important.

No, I won't be back

in the office today.

I will tell you about it tonight

at the party.

Nabil, just relax, okay?

We've been through this. I...

yeah, well just trust me.

I've got us covered.

I will, tonight.

Yeah, I'll see you then.

Hmmph! It looks like

I am indispensable.

You've been so stressed lately.

That's why I get paid the big

bucks, don't you know.

Could we just go away

somewhere, just the two of us,

away from all the office

politics and pressure,

and never come back?

Please! Please, please,

please, please!

How would I support you in the manner

to which you have become accustomed?

We could support each other.

- Uh-huh.

- We could open our own little B & B.

- Uh-huh.

- Roll up our sleeves,

get our hands all dirty and

spend a little time together.

That's what we're doing.

You know what I mean.


I want to give you everything.

I've got everything.

Uh-uh. I want to make you proud.

Oh ho! I am proud.

Really proud.

I am really proud.

I love you.

Oh, we're going to be late.

We can't be late.

It's our own party.

You tell that to the caterers.


Chandra! Nabil!

Glad you could make it.



- Diane. - Nabil.

So, what do you think.

Diane did an amazing

job or what?

- Very nice.

- Thank you.

So, our major distributor goes belly

up and my CFO decides to have a party.

Charity fundraiser.

Besides, I already told you,

I got us covered. Our reserve

fund is parked in a...

High yield, low risk,

short term...

- Investment. - Yeah.

- It's totally liquid.

Thanks. So, how come the half

million dollars didn't show up

in the corporate account this morning,

or yesterday, or the day before?

It'll be there tonight.

- Tonight?

- Uh-huh.

- Who does business at 8pm on a Friday?

- I swear it.

That's Rand's boss.

Chandra's his wife.

All these big financial types. I

cannot believe they all came.

Vulture capitalists.

Anything for charity

and an open bar.

Oh my, God. Hey, how are you?

Relax, kiddo. You did good.

Really? For the new kid

on the block.

For any kid on any block.

Great food, great music,

cute waiters.


You've got a great eye, Diane.

Finding the good ones early

is a real gift.


Excuse me ladies.

I can see why you and Rand haven't

gotten around to having kids.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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