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An Occasional Hell (1996)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |  1 November 1996 (USA)
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A former policeman-turned college professor of forensics, is asked by a widow to solve the murder of her unfaithful husband and the disappearance of his mistress who may have been linked to some drug dealers.

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When a married man is found murdered, and his girlfriend is missing, the police suspect the wife of the murdered man. The wife turns to a professor at college who is a medically disabled ex-cop to help clear her. Not wanting the job at first, he eventually does begin to investigate the crime while fighting the demons and the pain of his own life. The clues are scarce, but one clue is that the man was murdered with an unusual weapon - a musket. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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An unexplained death. An agonizing secret. An irresistible desire. See more »


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Rated R for strong sexuality, violence, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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TERRIBLE BEAUTIFUL DAY
Written and Performed by Gordon Lee
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Gripping plot & well rounded characters, let down by weak ending.
13 October 2004 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

From the first frame, this film glues you to the screen, with a gripping plot that is full of potential. As we learn more about the victim's wife and the university professor she employs in the role of reluctant detective, we are determined to delve further into the minds of this mysterious woman and the laconic southern gentleman, who is forced to confront his own past demons.

Regrettably, this strong foundation is undermined by the failure of the film to shine any light on the personalities of the victim or his abducted companion - elements that are essential to understanding the fate which overtakes them. And sadly the denouement is glaringly obvious - a limp ending to what should have been a superb thriller.


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