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Safe House (1998)

 -  Thriller  -  24 January 1999 (USA)
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A psychological thriller; Mace Sowell, an ex-intelligence operative and whose past government activities catches up with him, faces his own mortality, in the shape of the onset of ... See full summary »

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A psychological thriller; Mace Sowell, an ex-intelligence operative and whose past government activities catches up with him, faces his own mortality, in the shape of the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Holding the electronic key to secret information which implicates a Presidential front-runner, Mace struggles for his life while battling the debilitating effects of the disease. Written by Anonymous

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When Patrick Stewart's character Mace is putting the dummy back in the closet, he straightens his clothes. During the shooting of Star Trek, Patrick Stewart did this so often that it came to be called the Picard Maneuver. See more »

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When Mace is cooking you can see the markers on the floor in one shot. See more »

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Andi: Here's the deal: no clothes, no mail.
Mace: No, here's the deal. I'll get my own mail, you go fuck yourself!
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Good premise, poor execution.
9 July 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Safe House" shows us a public service retiree (Stewart) with early Alzheimers secluded in a suburban home with a fantastic maze of electronic surveillance equipment, an armory, and a beautiful young caregiver (Williams) to protect him from what he believes to be a plot to get him and what his grown kids believe is simple disease-related paranoia. What could have been a good thriller/suspense/psychodrama is unfortunately brought to the small screen as a comedy cum drama cum farce cum whatever. Although the flick has its moments, they're few and far between and a good premise sinks under the awkward one-man-band execution.


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