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Close to Danger (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Thriller  -  13 January 1997 (USA)
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A college student (Rinna) typing a manuscript for a novelist (Estes) begins to realize he's planning to carry out the murder mystery in real life.

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Cast

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Jennifer Cole
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Adam
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Reed Culley
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Detective Maggie Sinclair
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Donna's Date
Stan Cahill
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Lucille
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Natalie (as Melissa Suzanne McBride)
Anna K. McKown ...
Natalie's Friend
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Donna
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Dr. Ames
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Detective Franklin (as Frank Taylor)
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A.D.A. Millard
Jeff Wickline ...
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A college student (Rinna) typing a manuscript for a novelist (Estes) begins to realize he's planning to carry out the murder mystery in real life.

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He's wild, passionate, and dangerous. But what happens when his fantasies go too far?

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13 January 1997 (USA)  »

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Anleitung zum Mord  »

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When Jennifer asks Adam if he wants a ride, she's wearing different shoes than when they walked out of the copy shop just a minute earlier. She's wearing the original shoes again a minute later when she gets home. See more »

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poo poo on this clinker
18 January 2007 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Well, won't go into the gory details but need to react to this horrible movie. No, not horror, horrible. Written by Philip Rosenberg and directed by Neema Barnette, they missed the boat here. Not a bad concept, although been done many times, there was empathy for the villain for a change. The performance of Rob Estes, in the role may have given it the dimension it needed. Certainly some of his lines were pretty corny and predictable, yet I found myself watching him. He evidently does lots of TV dramas and soaps so I guess this is old hat to him. Still I'd like to see him do a major role in a major film to show this young man's potential.

Unfortunately he had to work opposite Lisa Rinna (doesn't she do commercials?) a not so good actress who over does hysteria bulging her bug eyes out and causing her lips to look like they've had lip suction surgery done to them. Never believable in her performance and her character is so annoying, I applauded her boy friend, played by Tom Wood, when he walked out on her. Good riddance I say for him. She got so obnoxious over things that she came off as a spoiled brat. I did like Melissa McBride in a smaller role of a possible victim. She had a nice quiet energy to her work putting Rinna to shame.

Sadly there is Dean Stockwell in yet another thankless role. This well deserved actor keeps popping up in these trashy LMN soap operas. Dean, come back to Broadway. Get out of the trap of these bad movies. You deserve so much better.

So my vote is 4 stars for the 4 stars; Estes, Wood, McBride and the body of work from Stockwell.


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