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One Good Turn (1996)

Matt, a home arcade games programmer runs into an old acquaintance who saved his life years earlier from a burning automobile. The rescuer, Simon, is down on his luck, living like a bum. ... See full summary »

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Matt, a home arcade games programmer runs into an old acquaintance who saved his life years earlier from a burning automobile. The rescuer, Simon, is down on his luck, living like a bum. The grateful Matt feels obligated to help Simon, so he takes him into his home and gets him a job in the mail room of his company. However, what Matt doesn't know is it was no accident running into Simon, and Simon has an old score to settle with Matt, going all the way back to the night Simon saved Matt's life. Written by Humberto Amador

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The man who saved his life is back to destroy it.

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Rated R for some strong sexuality and violence | See all certifications »
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Terrifically smouldering thriller, really overlooked
8 March 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

There are some films out there that are so obscure, so lost and forgotten that I sometimes feel like I'm the only person who's ever seen them. One Good Turn is such a film. It's lower budget for sure, but the three stars make it a worthwhile thriller. Lenny Von Dohlenplays Matt Forrest, a good natured arcade programmer who has done well in life, with a great career and a beautiful wife (Suzy Amis ). One day he runs into an old acquaintance of his, Simon Jury (James Remar), a man who saved his life by pulling him from a burning vehicle in years ago in a South American country. Simon has fallen on hard times, living down and out. Matt feels an obligation to help him, and invites him to live with him, also giving him a job at his programming firm. Simon is a little rough around the edges, but seems amiable enough, and grateful for the help. Soon, though, it becomes apparent that he has quite sinister ulterior motives, and that his seemingly serendipitous reunion with Matt was no coincidence at all. Little by little his behaviour gets threatening and nasty, and Matt realizes he has a long unsettled grudge with him that is playing out, bringing his wife and business in as collateral damage. Remar is perfect for these unsettling tough guy wackos, and he pulls the ripcord here, letting Simon burn with unchecked rage and dangerous violence. Dohlen is known for softer, laid back roles, and it's interesting here to see him start off his work like that, and be pushed to the absolute limits by Remar's opposing force. There's also a nice supporting turn from John Savage as a private investigator. This one is buried in time and obscurity, but if you're a fan of the cast and thrillers such as these, it's worth seeking out.


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