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Recipe for Revenge (1998)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  12 December 1998 (USA)
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A caterer witnesses a brutal murder and must seek police protection until she can testify.

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Carly Hunter
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Jack Brannigan
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Dr. Chester Winnifield
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Elliot Saunders
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Violet Speery
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Alma Flood
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Sophie Westin
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Mrs. Koslinski
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Sidra (as Anna Dirkson)
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Bad Bob
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Henry Green
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Carly Hunter, who just started her own catering business, agreed to cook for a friend who wanted to impress TV star Dr. Chester Winnifield. From the kitchen she witnesses him murdering her friend, escapes and goes to the police, but has no proof while the press is on the celebrity' side. She now fears for her life, so police detective Jack Brannigan, who believes her, is assigned by the prosecutor to guard her in her home and investigate. Written by KGF Vissers

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Harlequin's Recipe for Revenge  »

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I guess I'm alone here
9 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Normally I enjoy the Harlequin movies. This wasn't one I enjoyed.

Kim Huffman plays a caterer who, while helping out a friend (Lori Hallier), witnesses her murder and that of her boyfriend's at the hands of a prominent local personality (Corbin Bernsen). As soon as the fact that she's a witness is publicized, she's in danger and a police detective (Alex Carter) is assigned to her.

This was intended to be a mix of mystery, comedy, and drama, but due to poor direction, it doesn't come off. Though we aren't told this, there are actually two plots going on simultaneously, one which really had nothing to do with anything, so from the beginning, the audience is going in the wrong direction. When it's finally revealed that there is a second plot, it's easy to figure out.

Part of the problem, besides the direction, is a poor performance by Hugh Thompson as the neighbor. He's supposed to be shy, not mentally challenged.

It's a shame because this is a charming cast - besides Huffman, there is the rugged, handsome Carter and Corbin Bernsen.

The last five minutes or so of this film were pretty sexy, so I gave it a 3.


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