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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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I Recommend "Taking the Heat!"
30 May 1999 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

I have always seen "Taking the Heat" at the video store but never cared on seeing it until one day finding it for $3 bucks at Wal-Mart! I thought to myself, Tony Goldwyn and Lynn Whitfield, $3 dollars, and full-length, what the heck!!! Right when I got home I popped it into the VCR and for some odd reason I didn't move for the next 91 min. New Yorker Michael Norell, played great by Tony Goldwyn, suddenly finds himself hunted by both hit men and police after he witnesses a brutal murder committed by a crime kingpin (Alan Arkin). Now only a beautiful detective (sexy Lynn Whitfield) can get him to court alive - and convince him to testify against the murderous mobster. With a superb supporting cast including George Segal, Alan Arkin, Will Patton, & Peter Boyle, what more could you want from a simple made for cable movie!?! I'm not telling you to go rent or buy it ASAP but if you ever come across it, it's worth 91 mins. of your time!


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