Impulse (2008)

Director
Charles T. Kanganis

Main cast
Angus Macfadyen; Willa Ford; Robert Moloney; Ron Selmour; Pablo Silveira

Genres
Mystery, Thriller

Description
Acting on impulse, Claire Dennison (Willa Ford), enjoys a brief fling with a sexy stranger (a dead ringer for her husband), only to realize that the object of her desire is a crazed, manipulative, and tenacious psychopath.


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