MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 14,147 this week

Face Down (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  15 November 1997 (USA)
5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 143 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 3 critic

When blonde bombshell Meredith Lake breezes into his office, New York private eye Bob Signorelli can't resist giving her "personal" attention. But their one-night stand becomes a deadly ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 394 titles
created 12 Oct 2011
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 4281 titles
created 15 Jan 2013
 
a list of 5996 titles
created 08 Jun 2013
 
a list of 219 titles
created 05 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Face Down" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Face Down (TV Movie 1997)

Face Down (TV Movie 1997) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Face Down.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Winston Connelly wakes up in the middle of the night in an alley with no idea of how he got there. Nor does he know where in Los Angeles he is or why he is wearing a beat-up tuxedo. Through... See full summary »

Director: Thom Eberhardt
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Lori Loughlin, Theresa Saldana
Body and Soul (2000)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Charlie Davis, an ambitious small-town boxer with dreams of making it as a professional, travels to Reno with his unwavering friend Tiny. On his climb to the top, he loses himself and the ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Henry Kass
Stars: Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini, Michael Chiklis, Jennifer Beals
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Scott M. Rosenfelt
Stars: Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer, Tzvi Ratner-Stauber
Naked Fear (2007)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A young woman travels to a town where hunting is a very common sport and works as a dancer. But after accepting a ride from a stranger... See full synopsis »

Director: Thom Eberhardt
Stars: Danielle De Luca, Sonja Runar, Ronald Dunas
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

When former cop and current security expert Jim Holland has a one night stand with Amanda after getting in her way roller-blading. That introduction turns out to be a well thought out plan ... See full summary »

Director: George Hickenlooper
Stars: Joe Mantegna, Kelly Lynch, Naomi Watts
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A paralyzed cop takes advantage of the sympathy he attracts in order to get rid of his cheating wife and her lover.

Director: Steven Schachter
Stars: Christopher Reeve, Joe Mantegna, Kim Cattrall
A Call to Remember (TV Movie 1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Jack Bender
Stars: Blythe Danner, Joe Mantegna, David Lascher
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A comic love triangle wherein Alexander falls in love with his younger brother's wife.

Director: Jason Alexander
Stars: Jason Alexander, Lolita Davidovich, James Woods
Thin Air (TV Movie 2000)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Frank Belson didn't ask too many questions about the past of his new wife Lisa St. Claire, even after she suddenly and mysteriously disappeared one night. He brings in Spenser to help ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mandel
Stars: Joe Mantegna, Marcia Gay Harden, Jon Seda
Spenser: Small Vices (TV Movie 1999)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Rita Fiore hires Spenser to determine if two-time loser Ellis Alves really did kill a college coed. Soon everybody wants him off the case, from the investigating officer to the parents of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Markowitz
Stars: Joe Mantegna, Eugene Lipinski, Laila Robins
Jerry and Tom (1998)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their ... See full summary »

Director: Saul Rubinek
Stars: Joe Mantegna, Sam Rockwell, Maury Chaykin
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A shrink makes an error in judgment when she introduces her unstable female patient, an artist, to her lusty husband, an art dealer.

Director: Scott P. Levy
Stars: Joanna Pacula, Joe Mantegna, Sung Hi Lee
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Bob Signorelli
...
Lt. Coop Cooper
...
Merie / Medith
Cameron Thor ...
Curtis Lowell
...
Derek Fry
...
Herb Aames
...
Emily Jones
...
Jacob Knutson
...
Connie Taubenfeld
...
Captain McGuiness
Richard Sali ...
Artie
Gary McMillan ...
Gary Ritter
Dwight Bacquie ...
Frank Narz
James Mainprize ...
Dr. Pilch
Steve Cumyn ...
Charles
Edit

Storyline

When blonde bombshell Meredith Lake breezes into his office, New York private eye Bob Signorelli can't resist giving her "personal" attention. But their one-night stand becomes a deadly liaison when they are linked to a homicide; and a night of steamy passion snowballs into a marathon of madness and murder... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A twisted tale of mind games, mystery and murder. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 November 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die verdeckte Karte  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Thom Eberhardt wrote the part of Meredith Lake specifically for Kelli Maroney to play. See more »

Soundtracks

Come Closer
Written by Steve Plunkett, Susanne DuBarry and Spencer Proffer
Performed by Static
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Unusually Good
14 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm stunned by how good this so-called TV flick is.

The cast is top-notch: Joe Mantegna, always a favorite, mostly -- though not exclusively -- because of his Mamet work, as a disgraced NYPD detective working as a private dick; Kelli Maroney, one of the two sisters from the wacky zombie classic Night of the Comet, grown up and sexy as hell as the schizoid blonde bombshell, but still with the same crazy energy; Peter Riegert as the NYPD detective with a longstanding grudge for the Mantegna character, a former partner; rocker Adam Ant as the smarmy behind-the-scenes puppet master -- they all come together in a beautifully paced, complex noir that never takes a predictable turn.

Thom Eberhardt's direction is solid throughout: the camera work is shockingly good for a TV film (considering the profanity and nudity, that description seems odd) and the actors deliver admirably. There are no false notes, no ridiculous plot holes -- just confused, conniving, ambitious people trying to either stay afloat or get ahead.

The locations is where this movie scrimps. They're mostly backlot sets pretending to be NYC, and they look cheap and fake, but that's no one's fault. It's a low budget film. This same script, even with this fairly no-name cast, could easily be in the same league as Body Heat or Basic Instinct -- the only difference is the budget.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Kelli Maroney pb-2
Discuss Face Down (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?