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Taking the Heat (1993)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Thriller  -  6 June 1993 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Michael
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Carolyn Hunter
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Kepler
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Hadley
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Judge
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Lou Valentine
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Tommy Canard
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Asst. D.A. Kennedy
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Muff
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Barbaro
Paul Lazar ...
Chucky
Frankie Crocker ...
Disc Jockey
Santino Buda ...
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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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Rachel York makes this worth watching.
7 July 2000 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

"Taking The Heat" would be utterly forgettable save for the appearance of the incredibly talented and beautiful Rachel York who plays Susan, a secretary. Rachel alone is worth the price of the film and your viewing time. I have to admit, I am a huge fan of Ms. York. And, after seeing her many times on stage and hearing her wonderful singing voice, her part in this film is not the best use of her marvelous talent. However, she does appear nude. And, aside from her acting and singing, Rachel is absolutely gorgeous! She is dark haired in this one. Usually she is blonde. I suggest you forward fast the tape just to see her scenes.


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