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Sleeping With the Devil

Sleeping With the Devil

Air Date Rating Share Against the
Tuesday, April 22, 1997 9.4 15 3
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  • Season: 1996-97
  • Network: CBS
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: True Crime, Woman In Jeopardy, Family Violence
  • Based On: Sleeping With the Devil written by Suzanne Finstad
  • Misc.: Based On Book/Play

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the book by Suzanne Finstad. A vivacious nurse meets and falls in love with a bodybuilding, Texas tycoon 24 years her senior. Two tempestuous years later, she discovers that he is both long-married and a wife abuser. Tired of his controlling behavior she ends the relationship. She is shot and left paralyzed after he puts out a hit on her and flees the country. Now as protected witness Janni Smith, she helped the FBI catch him on a passport violation. Due to lack of evidence he was never tried for her shooting.


Production Company:

  • Wildrice Pros. IAW NBC

Production Type:

  • Independent
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