What is this movie? Mystery, US, early 90s

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I saw a movie sometime in the early 90s, a mystery about a man who dies, and his wife starts finding out about all this hidden criminal activity he was involved in, maybe embezzlement, or some other white-collar crime. There are a lot of scenes of her, and maybe a cop or private detective, going through the husband's finances, papers,etc, but they can't get to the bottom of it. Then, toward the end, she sees a train go by, I think on tracks behind her house? And she sees a name or word on the side of one of the train cars. This was a major breakthrough in the story, it was a name connected to her husband, and it allows her to figure out what was going on.

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PS - I hope this went into the "I need to know" category. That is what I selected before starting this query, but I don't see that on the page anymore. I'm sorry if this is in the wrong category.
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Bastette54,
The category is shown in the top left to the post, near "Community Home".(It's posted under the right category)
I have a slight memory about the plot but don't remember the movie. :(
Any famous star,character?
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Hi Mr. Tharindu,
Thanks for the info about the category. I didn't know until after I posted my question whether it would end up in the right place or not.
This is an English-language, mainstream Hollywood movie, but apparently not well known. :) I don't remember who was in it. I *thought* "Deceived" starring Goldie Hawn was what I was remembering. That came out around the same time, late 80s/early 90s. I recently watched it on either Netflix or Amazon, expecting to see the film I described in my post, but there were scenes that weren't at all familiar, and it didn't have the train scene that was so crucial to the resolution of the plot. So I must have been conflating two different movies.
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Then it must be a film I've watched in TV. Maybe just a few minutes. :/
Good luck. I'm sure someone can tell you about this.
By the way, what happened to your other GS account?
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The rest of your description does not really fit, but the name-on-the-train reveal also happens in A Kiss Before Dying (1991) 
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This sounds like a good candidate, thank you! I looked at the imdb listing for this movie and saw a couple of photos that do seem familiar. But neither of my streaming/DVD services (Netflix and Amazon) has it. I did find the movie on Youtube, but there were some technical problems with them - one of them had the wrong resolution, and the image was so big that I was unable to see the whole thing. This made it difficult to see the train scene near the end. A couple were taken down because posting the entire movie violates the copyright. Reasonable, but it seems unfair to do that when the movie isn't available! (I probably could buy a used copy, but although I'm intensely curious to find out what movie this is, I don't actually think it was such a great movie that I would want to own it.) Thank you again for your response.
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My Husband's Secret Life (1998)  ?
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That sounds kind of familiar. Would you mind describing the plot? I can't find much description on IMDb, and Wikipedia doesn't have an entry for that movie. (There's more than one movie having this title, but I couldn't find much info about the 1998 one you're talking about.)  I don't mind spoilers, so if you know how to post spoilers without making them easy for someone to read by accident, I'll read it. In particular, I want to know if there's a scene near the end where the widow sees a word or name on a train that gives the widow the crucial clue to the mystery about her husband. Thank you!
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This search produced every film that includes even one of the search terms. I need something that includes ALL the search terms. The list went on forever, and most of them didn’t even come close. Thanks anyway.
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Okay, so you are describing "A Kiss Before Dying"  (1991) starring Matt Dillon and Sean Young.  Only her husband wasn't dead, it was her twin sister that had died.  As she is investigating her sister's death, she finds out more about her husband than what is on the surface.  The house she is in at the time of seeing the train was the house he grew up in.  She is standing in his old room and looking out his window when she sees it.  At that point, when she sees her father's company name on the train passing by, she realizes that her husband is the killer.  Here is the link to the video.  Goto the 1 hour and 9 minute mark to see the train scene.  I'm pretty sure this is the one you are thinking of.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu6f6UTVckE  I am thinking you are remembering two movies in one... "Deceived" with Goldie Hawn and this one.  But, this sounds like the one you are looking for.
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I'm surprised that this topic has not been marked "answered" by now. I suppose, it's pending a "thank you" reply from the topic creator.
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It's because I'm not sure that's the movie I'm remembering. I have to see it again to be sure. When I know I've found the right movie, I will certainly mark this question "answered" and thank all the people who steered me in the right direction.
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Front-Row-Reviews:  I tried to watch the video in the youtube link you provided, but there is something wrong with the resolution, or something, so the top and bottom sections of the film are cropped out of the image. And everything looks really huge, like the Universal logo, which is too big to see on the screen all at once. I tried watching this in both the 3:4 and 9:16 aspect ratios, but it didn't make any difference. Also watched it full screen mode as well as the small screen - same probelems. I don't think there's anything wrong with the resolution settings on my computer (I'm watching it on a laptop) because I can watch pretty much any other youtube video without this problem.

You are probably right that I'm confusing two different movies. I do remember that I watched Deceived with Goldie Hawn in the early 90s, but when I recently watched it again, most of it was unfamiliar. OK, it's easy to forget scenes from movies that I've only seen once, and almost 30 years ago, but the story in that movie gets weird when you find out what's really going on, and I don't remember anything like that. Memory can play tricks on you, though, I've learned that. :) As soon as I can watch A Kiss Before Dying in normal resolution (so I can actually see what's on the screen) then I'll be sure.

Thanks!
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No problem.  Pretty sure Netflix has it.  If not, it is a bit harder to find to rent these days...lol.  But you never know.  You can buy it on DVD from Amazon from $2 used on up.  Even if it isn't the film you are thinking of, it is still a good movie.  Anyway ... hope this helped.