The Killing Pact (TV Movie 2017)

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The Killing Pact: Directed by John Lyde. With Emily Rose, Brian Krause, Melanie Stone, Brandon Ray Olive. Hayley Udall tries to make ends meet for herself and her 14 year-old daughter while providing alimony for a horrible ex-husband. She wishes her problems with her ex could go away, and upon venting her frustrations one night, finds herself tangled up in a pact with two people (Melanie and Kevin) to “eliminate” each other’s problems. It seemed innocent wishful thinking before, but as people end up dead – including Hayley’s ex-husband – Hayley is trapped into fulfilling the pact or risk taking the fall for murder. She tries to clear her name but the police (led by Detective Marks) are eyeing her for her ex-husband’s death as well as others. Then Melanie abducts Hayley’s daughter as leverage – in order to force Hayley to follow through and kill one last person. With Detective Marks trying to find the truth, Hayley must hurry to save her daughter and find a way to avoid committing murder.

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