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Hostile Force (1997)

TV Movie  |   |  Action, Crime  |  2 December 1997 (USA)
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After a woman cop is shot in a burglary attempt that kills her fiancé and wounds another fellow officer, the two officers join a security agency where large amounts of cash are stored. A ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rabbit (Mike)
Lucy James
Wolf Larson ...
Tony Reineke
Cali Timmins ...
Janice Simmons
Wendel Pone
Peter Hanlon ...
Patrick Logan
Sean Milliken ...
Derek Green
Aaron Smolinski ...
Pizza Man
Ronald McNabb
Ken Camroux ...
Nick James ...


After a woman cop is shot in a burglary attempt that kills her fiancé and wounds another fellow officer, the two officers join a security agency where large amounts of cash are stored. A criminal team captures the agency and begins to break into the company vaults. Led by Mr. Rabbit and Mr. Pig, a crazed killer, the two hold the staff in the agency hostage while the rest of the team work on the vault. Geary works to get messages out to her former police cohort, who is a field agent for the firm, and fights the criminals psychologically and ultimately physically. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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Some Things Don't Go Exactly As Planned


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2 December 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Heist  »

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Geary was good, but ...
6 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

Lucy and Tony are cops that try to stop what turns out to be a very violent convenience store robbery. Two years later, Lucy is an operator for Alert Guard Security who sends service people out to check alarms or other problems. Tony, who wants to date Lucy, ends up working for the same company. Ronald, the guard at the gate, flirts with Lucy, but he's not as serious. Still, despite all this attention, Lucy feels the need to dress like a hooker and go to a bar hoping to be picked up.

'The Heist' (the title of this movie when I saw it) refers to what happens on Easter Sunday when millions of dollars are being stored by Riggs Armored Transport in a vault on the company's premises. A group of robbers includes a man with a rabbit mask, a man with a pig mask, and a former Alert Guard employee. The room where Lucy and the other operators work has a broken thermostat, and the door has to be kept open even though that's not the usual procedure.

My main incentive for watching was Cynthia Geary, who was so cute on 'Northern Exposure'. She didn't disappoint here. Lucy could be quite pleasant under normal conditions, and she handled herself very well in a crisis, even making sarcastic comments and using her feminine charm. Andrew McCarthy alternated polite and nasty as the ringleader of the gang. Peter Hanlon gave an interesting performance as Lucy's apparently gay boss. Other than Geary, though, there wasn't anything really special here. The movie was not excessively violent, but it was violent enough. The ending was quite exciting. And if you like watching things blown up, there were a few really big and unnecessary explosions.

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