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Mortal Fear (1994)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Jennifer Kessler
Philip Montgomery
Det. Michael Curran
Dr. Alvin Hayes
Carol Donner
Dr. Ralph Wannamaker
Dr. Danforth
Leslie Ackerman ...
Suzanne Barnes ...
Holly Boncher
Jerome Butler ...
Bus Riley ...
Plain Clothes Man
Jeff Olson ...
Cedric Harring
Amanda Bruce ...
Mrs. Harring
Michael Robert Berger ...


Based on the provocative best-selling novel, a brilliant scientist finds the hidden link that can save countless lives, but when a crazed killer uses the same information to play God, millions are at risk. Dr. Jennifer Kessler is the one person who stands in the way of ultimate medical disaster. After witnessing one, then dozens of patients at her hospital mysteriously and unexpectedly die, her search for the truth leads her through a bizarre world of intrigue, passion and controversial secret medical research. As Dr. Kessler races against the clock to find a way to stop catastrophe, she finds herself up against an imposing and terrifying conspiracy implicating the entire U.S. insurance and medical system in the process. Written by Anonymous

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some books just don't translate to the(big or small) screen
6 May 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

this movie was very disappointing.not only was it exceedingly depressing,but it had zero suspension or tension.the whole thing was just one long drag. some people might like it,but it definitely is not my cup of tea.i haven't read the book,but i'm sure it is heads and tails above the movie in every respect.clearly many books do not translate well onto the screen.i won't say the acting was bad,because the actors had nothing to work with.this movie is truly one of the most tedious and hardest to get through,though not the worst movie i have ever seen.but if you read the book first,you will likely be very disappointed in the movie version.this is just my opinion,of course,but i'd have to give "Mortal Fear" 3/10

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