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The Waiting Game (2001)

An engaged woman, who has an art gallery with a friend, receives a package from Mexico sent by her uncle. A lot of people seem to be interested in this package, including a handsome man. Who can be trusted?

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An engaged woman, who has an art gallery with a friend, receives a package from Mexico sent by her uncle. A lot of people seem to be interested in this package, including a handsome man. Who can be trusted?

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Harlequin's The Waiting Game  »

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When Tim brings breakfast in bed to Sarah, he is sporting shorter hair and blonder highlights than when he'd gone to sleep on her couch the night before. Evidently, Chris Potter had a hair trim and coloring in between these two scenes were filmed. Throughout the film, Potter's hair distractingly changes from short to longer and back to short and with different degrees of blond highlights, unmistakably revealing that the scenes were filmed out of order. See more »

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A Harlequin movie
5 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Made in Canada, 2001's "The Waiting Game" stars Chris Potter, Chandra West, Paula Abdul, and Art Hindle. Using the same characters as the novel, a new plot was devised.

I'll be honest and say that I actually am not sure what it was about. It was a little slow moving, and I think I tuned out during part of it. It concerns a young woman Sarah (West) who works in an art gallery with her friend Amy (Abdul). Sarah has an uncle, Lowell (Art Hindle) who is supposedly a diplomat. Actually he works for the CIA. He's acting strangely - he has a box of Mexican artifacts shipped to the gallery, and when it arrives, all the pieces are junk. Yet he wants it kept out of the way.

When Sarah goes out to his house, she finds a man there, Tim Jennings (Chris Potter) who claims he is there to fix Lowell's computer. Lowell is nowhere to be found. We see Lowell - he's in some kind of cabin sending emails as Jehovah to someone named Gabriel.

We're not supposed to be sure who are the good guys and who are the bad guys, but it's easy to tell.

Some of these Harlequin films aren't bad. This isn't bad but it's not great. For one thing, the plot is convoluted. For another, the acting with a couple of exceptions isn't the greatest. Art Hindle is good and who can fault Chris Potter, from a show I loved, Wild Card - he's always good. Paula Abdul is in it as well. She's a good singer.

If you're a fan of Chris Potter, you will want to check this out. He's adorable and has a great quality.


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