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Payback (1997)

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Kathryn runs a restaurant but one night she calls the police after she sees a suspicious man waiting in his car. However Kathryn sees one of the three police officers, Kaleen, assault the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kathryn Stanfill
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Jack Patkanis
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Neil Stanfill
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Sgt. Brian Kaleen
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Adam Stanfill
Kate Asner ...
Lisa
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Janet
John C. Moskoff
Beverly Sanders ...
Barbara
Patrick DeSantis ...
Agnone
Rick Mullins ...
Drummond
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Kovacs
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Lewis (as Martin Ryan)
Russ Fast ...
Mr. Shaw
Cheryl Hansen ...
Jennings
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Kathryn runs a restaurant but one night she calls the police after she sees a suspicious man waiting in his car. However Kathryn sees one of the three police officers, Kaleen, assault the man with their sticks and kicking them. Under advice from Jack, the police internal investigator, she tells a court and Kaleen is put on suspension and kept to his rank for the rest of the career. However Kathryn gets weird phone calls, her son is arrested for murder and her teaching husband's career is threatened by checks on his record. All of this is because Kaleen is out for revenge and he plans to use the law and his friends in the police to do it. Only Kathryn, her family and Jack stands in his way. Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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You don't expect her to say 'Oh, Mr Grant'
5 June 2005 | by (Wellington, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies that are shown late at night on TV, because it doesn't quite deserve prime-time. It's really a wasted opportunity: both Mary Tyler Moore and Ed Asner can act wonderfully, and thanks to their performances, you do not think about the very famous sitcom on which they both were. (Not even when Mary is in Ed's office.) Fredric Lehne makes a menacing enough villain. In fact, the acting talent is strong but it's let down by a script that lacks verisimilitude, particularly the courtroom scenes. Near the end of the film, so much tension has been built up, so many leads prove fruitless, that you look at the clock and wonder how it's all going to end. Rather easily and dissatisfyingly, I'm afraid. If you see Payback in the TV listings, check if it's the Mel Gibson outing first.


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