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Hostile Makeover (2009)

TV-PG | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | TV Movie 28 June 2009
Street-smart, D.C. fashion reporter Lacey Smithsonian is breaking news again when she interviews a supermodel who reveals that she's been receiving unfashionable death threats.

Director:

Jerry Ciccoritti

Writers:

Ellen Byerrum (based on the "Crime of Fashion" series by), Kelli Pryor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maggie Lawson ... Lacey Smithsonian
Sadie LeBlanc ... Stella
Sarah Edmondson ... Brooke Barton
Victor Webster ... Vic Donovan
James McDaniel ... Mac
Mark Consuelos ... Tony Trujillo
Jocelyne Loewen ... Felicity Pickles
Jason Schombing ... Detective Harding
Mario Cantone ... Leonardo
Serinda Swan ... Amanda Manville
Mary McDonnell ... Rose Smithsonian
Katharine Isabelle ... Cherise Smithsonian
Sarah Strange ... Zoe Manville
David Milchard ... Stalker
Dominic Zamprogna ... Tate
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Street-smart, D.C. fashion reporter Lacey Smithsonian is breaking news again when she interviews a supermodel who reveals that she's been receiving unfashionable death threats.

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Lifetime

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crimes of Fashion: Hostile Makeover See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Charice (Katharine Isabelle) mentions to Lacey (Maggie Lawson) that she read every Nancy Drew book; later, Lacey tells her sister she "wanted to play Nancy Drew." Lawson had previously portrayed the character in The Wonderful World of Disney: Nancy Drew (2002). See more »

Goofs

When Lacy parks her car at the beginning of the movie, it is a 2+2 model (4 seats) that has a longer wheelbase. The car that blows up later in the movie is a 2 seat model with a shorter wheelbase, showing a different car was used for this part of the movie. The car that blows up has no motor. This is apparent due to the front end of the car sitting noticeably higher than earlier in the movie. Additionally, there is a mark or damage on the driver's door after the explosion that was not on the other car. See more »

Quotes

Lacey Smithsonian: You're the one who wanted to play Nancy Drew.
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Connections

Follows Killer Hair (2009) See more »

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Undeniable
Written by Michèle Vice-Maslin, Dorian Cheah and Lara Janine
Produced and Arranged by Michèle Vice-Maslin and Dorian Cheah
Performed by Lara Janine
Courtesy of Sweetersongs
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28 June 2009 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

This is the second TV-movie based on the series of fashion mysteries written by Ellen Byerrum. The star is Psych's Maggie Lawson as Lacey Smithsonian, the Crime of Fashion columnist for a Washington, D.C. paper. The crimes of fashion, however, often lead to crimes of passion. Here Lacey is in the middle of the murder of a reality show celebrity who had a big makeover and now is launching a clothing design line.

Lacey's mother (Mary McDonnell) and sister stop by for a visit in this one to add to the fun, and the cameraman is played by Dominic Zamprogna, a Canadian actor who now is appearing on "General Hospital." Though I figured this one out pretty quickly, it didn't take away from the enjoyment. It's a nicely cast TV movie with young, energetic actors. I especially like Sadie LeBlanc as Lacey's friend Stella. Two familiar faces - Mario Cantone and Mark Consuelos - are also on hand.

Hope there will be more of these. These fashion mysteries are a nice change from Lifetime's usual diet of true crime stories and women in jeopardy. Here, the women have some fun.


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