Sleeping with the Enemy

Synopsis: Laura and Martin have been married for four years. They seem to be the perfect, happiest and most successful couple. The reality of their house- hold, however, is very different. Martin is an abusive and brutally obsessed husband. Laura is living her life in constant fear and waits for a chance to escape. She finally stages her own death, and flees to a new town and new identity. But when Martin finds out that his wife is not dead he will stop at nothing to find and kill her.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Joseph Ruben
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  2 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

Morning, Laura.

I like a man who dresses for clamming.


And on our vacation.

Do you forgive me?

How about these? Aren't they beautiful?

I thought I could steam them for starters.

I told the Blanchards

we'd do their stupid party.

All your hard work. I'll call them and cancel.


I can just dig fresh ones tomorrow.

I missed you this morning.

Look what I've done.

No problem.

I've time to change.

That's a pretty dress.

I wouldn't have thought of it.

You were thinking the red?

- The black, actually.

- Well, it's backless. It could be chilly tonight.

- Hi, Martin. Great to see you.

- Thanks.

Good to see ya.


Excuse me.

Have I been social long enough?

For the whole season.

- Are you hungry?

- Yeah.

Come with me.

Isn't it a little early for this?

Everything in here as it should be?

I don't know why I forgot.

Well, we all forget things.

That's what reminding is for.

Thank you.

What's for supper?

Lamb with rosemary and the peach chutney,

- new potatoes and baby peas.

- Sounds great.

I was gonna make that herb bread

that you like.

I can hardly wait.

- You renting from the Driscolls?

- Hi.


John Fleishman.

I guess we must be neighbors.

Martin Burney. We live up there.

So that must be your wife that I keep

seeing staring down from the window.

- Laura.

- You're a lucky man.

I've been admiring your house.

It's one of the best on Cape Cod.

Thanks. You're from Boston?

Yeah, I've escaped from Mass General.

I'm a neurologist there.

We live there too.

I'm an investment counselor.

This is a terrific boat. Boats are a passion

of mine. One I don't get to indulge very often.

That's too bad. I would never

let anything keep me off the water.

My wife doesn't like sailing. She can't swim.

Nearly drowned when she was a child.

I usually try to get her on a boat

once a season. It's difficult, but I try.

Well, listen, I'm gonna be takin'

a run up the coast this evening.

It's full moon,

weather's supposed to be great.

- Maybe this'd be a good time.

- Maybe.

Let me talk to her. I'll raise it gently.

- OK.

- Thanks.

Nice-looking man, the doctor.

- Doctor?

- He says I have a beautiful house.

Best on the beach.

When was he in here?

Yesterday while I was in town?

- Martin, I don't know the doctor.

- Sure you do.

Young, good-looking.

Outfitting his sailboat down there.

He says you've been staring at him

from the window all day.

Does it give you that much pleasure

to humiliate me?

Stop it!

- Now you'll sulk, won't you?

- No.

- Yes, you will.

- I won't.

You'll pout and spoil our supper.

Our beautiful supper.

Just smell the bread.

I'm so sorry. Will you smile?

Your doctor friend,

he asked us to go sailing tonight.

Just a run along the coast.

Less than an hour each way.

I'll be right there, princess.

Right by your side.

I know how you feel, but we can't

conquer our fears by running away.

Do it? For me?

I think I'll run into town. Anything you need?

I'll be back.

Bonjour, madame.

You all alone in here?

They're beautiful.

I'm sorry we quarreled.

- If you don't like it I can...

- No, I do. I do.

Is it too early in the day for this?

You want something. I know my princess.

I'm waiting.

Mrs Clark called from the library.

- She said they could use me full time now.

- You already work three mornings a week,

and I support that

because I know your love of books.

What about our home?

Don't you love our home as much?

Has your dinner

been late to the table even once?

Oh, I can remember

not so far back it was late.

By two days.

That was six months ago.

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Ronald Bass

Ronald Bass (born March 26, 1942), sometimes credited as Ron Bass, is an American screenwriter. Also a film producer, Bass's work is characterized as being highly in demand, and he is thought to be among the most highly paid writers in Hollywood. He is often called the "King of the Pitches".[citation needed] In 1988, he received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Rain Man, and films that Bass is associated with are regularly nominated for multiple motion picture awards. more…

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