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In the Lake of the Woods (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  5 March 1996 (USA)
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John Waylan is a candidate for U.S. senator; near the end of the campaign he is accused of ordering and participating in a massacre in a Vietnamese village. The accusation kills his career,... See full summary »

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John Waylan
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Kathy Waylan
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Tony Carbo
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Pat Hood
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Sheriff Art Lux
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Claude Rasmussen
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Nat Leming
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Richard Thinbill
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Deputy Pearson
Pamela Perry ...
Rebecca Rasmussen
Steve Makaj ...
Mr. Waylan
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Mrs. Waylan
Blair Slater ...
Young John
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Sue
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John Waylan is a candidate for U.S. senator; near the end of the campaign he is accused of ordering and participating in a massacre in a Vietnamese village. The accusation kills his career, and severely endangers his marriage. When he and Kathy flee to an isolated cabin, he awakes one morning to find her gone. Questions are asked, answers are given or hinted at, as the tension and suspense build. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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TV Movie surpasses the limits of the form
10 October 1998 | by (Providence, RI) – See all my reviews

Brilliant TV movie. Dark, complex, well-acted, skillfully directed, and well-photographed, all the elements come together to make this a worthwhile viewing experience. I haven't read the novel, but I'd guess that the adaptor and director captured O'Brien's tone very well. The plot concerns a former Vietnam Vet who was running for political office but lost. His wife disappears shortly thereafter. The story is told in a mixture flash-backs and interviews. Strauss and Quinlan create real, three-dimensional characters, but of particular note are Boyle, who plays the campaign manager, and the actor (whose name I unfortunately forget) who plays the investigative journalist who exposes the secret which destroys the campaign. See if you can find it on video.


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