After his ex-wife dies in a fall from her balcony, PoliceSgt. Henry Smovinsky gets custody of his troubled teenage son. Smovinsky soon finds out that his ex-wife was a high-class hooker, ... See full summary »

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After his ex-wife dies in a fall from her balcony, PoliceSgt. Henry Smovinsky gets custody of his troubled teenage son. Smovinsky soon finds out that his ex-wife was a high-class hooker, her death was not a suicide and that the police have chosen him as their prime suspect. Maggie Furness is the only cop willing to help him protect his son and track down the real killer. Written by Robin Walsh <rowalsh@vassar.edu>

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Father / Son .... relationships 101
11 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ugh! In a film about a high priced call girl's murder, you would expect a high sleaze factor. Well that isn't the case. What you get is an estranged father (Eric Roberts) and son (Jacob Tierney) bonding movie. There is the usual friction and pretty much nothing happens until a very convoluted police investigation commences. Unfortunately "Dead End" telegraphs everything, and is astonishingly predictable. Shoddy police work aside, there isn't much here to grab onto. Ultimately the lack of believability becomes unbearable, and you will be reaching for the fast forward button. This is for Eric Roberts completests only. Others beware ! - MERK


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