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Escape Clause (1996)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  14 July 1996 (USA)
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A man finds out from a would be killer that his wife has paid $10,000 to have him killed. But is this mysterious man telling the truth? When both the killer and the wife turn up dead, ... See full summary »

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A man finds out from a would be killer that his wife has paid $10,000 to have him killed. But is this mysterious man telling the truth? When both the killer and the wife turn up dead, everyone is a suspect, and the investigation takes an unexpected turn Written by Anonymous

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Blutige Karriere - Vertrag mit dem Tod  »

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Surprise, surprise, its really pretty good.
4 March 1999 | by (Lucas Buck, NC) – See all my reviews

Grabbed this one purely because I needed a Kate McNeil fix. Getting harder and harder to find her these days.

The poor early dialogue and overdone exposition made me think this is another cheesy cable drama, but once the story begins to unfold (and the dialogue lessens) it really rolls out into a darn good thriller. Many different suspects (the parents, the friend, the lover, the co-worker), lots of motives keep you guessing.

Its no frills, you won't have anywhere near the production value of Seven, Silence of the Lambs, or even Kiss the Girls. And try not to pay too much attention to Andrew McCarthy, or Paul Sorvino for that matter, as their minimalist approach to character will only distract you from the story.

Too bad this little script ultimately found itself in the low-budget land of straight-to-video. A little TLC and a few bucks could have paid big dividends here.

All in all a very pleasant surprise.


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