Suburban Madness

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Suburban Madness
Written by Skip Hollandsworth
Directed by Robert Dornhelm
Starring Elizabeth Peña
Brett Cullen
Rheagan Wallace
Michelle Duquet
Kennedy McGuckian
Sela Ward
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Mark Winemaker
Dave Mace
Craig Zadan
Neil Meron
Running time 89 minutes
Distributor Sony Pictures Television
Original network CBS
Original release
  • October 3, 2004 (2004-10-03)

Suburban Madness is an American crime drama television film, based on a true story, starring Sela Ward as PI Bobbi Bacha of Blue Moon Investigations. It aired on CBS on October 3, 2004.

Suburban Madness is very loosely based on the true story of 44-year-old Clara Harris a successful Texas dentist and mother of young twins, who hired private investigator Bobbi Bacha, played by actress Sela Ward, to spy on her philandering orthodontist husband. Bobbi discovered that her husband is cheating with a new secretary at the dentist office, Lisa, who is recently separated from her husband. Lisa, who is noticeably much more attractive than Clara has no trouble capturing all of David's attention. The two fall in love. After hearing from Bobbi about her husband's cheating, Clara tries to become more appealing to David, but to no avail. In the end, David and Lisa have one final affair at a posh hotel, the hotel where Clara and David got married no less. It ends with Clara, also accompanied by her stepdaughter and David's biological daughter, bursting in and attacking Lisa and David tells her that it's over once and for all and both women leave the hotel in tears. As David walks Lisa out of the hotel he is run over by his once loving wife.

The movie received fairly negative reaction in Texas due to its loose interpretation of some facts, somewhat inaccurate and stereotypical representation of the people and the area, and use of a Canadian filming location in the northern rockies that bears almost no resemblance to the real subtropical coastal communities of Friendswood and Clear Lake City, Texas.

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