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Karen's married to Frank, a millionaire who has no morals and a hypocrite. it's alright for him to fool around but not for her. So when she has an affair and brags to him about it, he vows to get back at her. When he dies after having one of his trysts, he leaves her millions of dollars but in trust, and also he has left instructions that if his wife gets involved with someone that they should be warned off. Maguire's a man who did a job for Frank but was not paid for it so he goes to Karen hoping to collect what Frank owes him. When they meet there's an attraction. And they also have to deal with Roland the man who's been assigned to keep all men away from Karen but when he learns what she has, he tries to capitalize on it. Written by
This cable TV adaptation of an Elmore Leonard novel is pedestrian, but it has the distinction of being based on a genuine modern crime thriller. David Caruso is so cool and laid back as a low-key ex-con that he appears to be sleeping while standing up a lot of the time. Marg Helgenbrenner is appropriately distraught as a rich widow being preyed upon, although a little less distress and a little more forthright action might have helped. It seems to take forever to get this thing going, and the real stuff doesn't happen until the third act. Jeff Tabor, best known for his several "Buffy" appearances, is in full reptilian mode as the chief villain who covets Marg's fortune. See it on a slow Saturday. Better yet, skip this and read the book. Not Leonard's best, but hardly his worst.
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