A Seattle household secretly cooperates with police in a case that links a family member to widespread arson.

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A Seattle household secretly cooperates with police in a case that links a family member to widespread arson.

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A Young Neil Patrick Harris Is Superb
9 October 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Based on a true story: In 1992 as Seattle is hit by a string of fires, and the police search for the arsonist dubbed "The Seattle Spectre". A family start to suspect one of their own.

As a Brit living in the UK, I knew nothing of the story, and what actually happened. I watched this Simply because it starred Neil Patrick Harris (Barney Stinson in 'How I Met Your Mother') who I had seen in several good made for TV movies based on true stories lately (Sudden Fury/A Family Torn Apart and Stranger In Our Family.

Gerald McRaney is superb as the tortured father, who suspects his son may be the arsonist, and Ari Meyers is also very good as the suspicious sister, and Cindy Pickett is OK as the mother struggling to see where it all went wrong. The rest of the supporting cast sadly leave a lot to be desired with some very dodgy acting.

But the star of the show here is Neil Patrick Harris. Once again he is superb, I've yet to see him in anything where he is less than brilliant. His performance as church going Paul Keller is nothing short of spectacular. His performance during the "last supper" scene is the best of the movie, although all the actors in that scene share the work load in the tension filled scene, it is NPH who lingers in the memory.


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