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When Justice Fails (1999)

A detective (Jeff Fahey) investigating the murders of two sex offenders gets involved with a beautiful district attorney (Marlee Matlin) who becomes a main suspect.

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Tom Chaney
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Rod Lambeau
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Katy Wesson
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Josh (as Charles Powell)
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Kolb
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Captain Tanner
Jack Langedijk ...
Dave Dahlgren D.A.
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Martin Singer (as Allan Fawcett)
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Arlene Semler
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Dr. Janice Blakin (as Paulina Abarca)
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Pauline Wesson
Babs Gadbois ...
Dr. Harriet Oster
Victoria Barkoff ...
Gomez - Lab Tech
Catherine Colvey ...
Clauson
Arthur Holden ...
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A detective (Jeff Fahey) investigating the murders of two sex offenders gets involved with a beautiful district attorney (Marlee Matlin) who becomes a main suspect.

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Some words are never spoken. Some murders never solved.


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Rated R for some language and violence | See all certifications »
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A Very Reasonable Film-Noir
24 February 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Detective Tom Chaney (Jeff Fahey) is a lonely man, having a new partner, the gay Detective Rod Lambeau (Carl Marotte). They are investigating two similar murders in Manhattan, and their main suspect is the successful prosecutor Katy Wesson (Marlee Matlin). During the investigations, Tom and Katy fall in love for each other. However, the lack of trust of Tom on Katty leads to a series of problems. The end of the story reveals many secrets. This film-noir is very reasonable, but something is missing in the story to be an excellent movie. The screenplay really need some improvement. Marlee Martin is very expressive and has a good performance. Jeff Fahey and Carl Marotte are also good as two colleagues who learn to respect each other. Anyway, it is a worthwhile entertainment and hooks the attention of the viewer. This is the second time that I watch this movie and I do not regret. The IMDB User Rating of 4.1 is unfair. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): `Assassinato em Manhattan' (`Murder in Manhattan')


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