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Taking the Heat (1993)

When Michael Norell witnesses a murder, he doesn't want to testify but he is forced to by the police. A cop is ordered to bring him to the court, but before they get there they have to deal... See full summary »

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When Michael Norell witnesses a murder, he doesn't want to testify but he is forced to by the police. A cop is ordered to bring him to the court, but before they get there they have to deal with several attacks from killers. Written by R. Kessen <rhkessen@cs.vu.nl>

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TAKING THE HEAT
Performed by Brenda Russell
Music by Patrick Williams
Lyrics by Kathy Wakefield
Produced by Patrick Williams & Charley Pollard
Viacom Pictures Movie Music and Reel One (BMI)
Necklace on the Hills (ASCAP)
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Pretty cool movie
15 December 2001 | by (Baton Rouge, LA, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a feel good film. Well, I got that feeling from it. Crime, drama, gangster, court and a little romance thrown in, the entire film is steady and this makes it simple to view and enjoy. Not too heavy or complicated, it relies on scene structuring to cultivate the story line. It has the type of acting that provides a comfortable viewing experience. Humor is placed in a measured effect throughout the film. The plot is steady. It seems to give the same atmosphere of TV or detective shows made in the 70's. One nice thing is the use of good actors without causing any single actor/character to become the "star" of the film. Also of note; the intro song is good, the use of radio and TV broadcast in the film and the sky shots of the city.


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