The Waiting Game represents one of Canadian production house Alliance Atlantis' 1998 entries in the Harlequin series of telemovies. This romantic thriller stars the Grammy award-winning pop diva Paula Abdul as Amy and Chandra West as Sarah -- two best friends with common interests who move together to a small New England town to set up and run an art show. Sarah is engaged to be married to her dream guy, and Amy professes no interest in dating anyone, but the pair start to reconsider when they encounter a couple of alluring strangers at different times -- two men with a shadowy connection to one another, each of whom warns the women against the other. The men, as it turns out, are knee-deep in espionage, and involved with the CIA and the international drug trade -- and will carry Amy and Sarah into an exotic, enticing adventure. The Waiting Game co-stars Art Hindle and Jonathan Crombie.