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Hangman (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Thriller  -  9 February 2001 (USA)
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Death by noose. A nasty way to die if you're not dropped from a length, but instead just had the support kicked from beneath you. A series of murders like this is taking place, linked to a ... See full summary »

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Detective Nick Roos
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Det. Sam Baluzy
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Dr. Henry Mitchell
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Paul Jarvis
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Lynn Farmer
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Captain Gil Roemer
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George Kolker
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Dennis Menzer (as Skye Eric Erickson)
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Death by noose. A nasty way to die if you're not dropped from a length, but instead just had the support kicked from beneath you. A series of murders like this is taking place, linked to a net-based game of 'Hangman', the words of which are linked somehow. Detective Roos (LDP) is on the case. He finds himself drawn to Grace Mitchell (Madchen Amick), who is somehow connected to all of the victims. Hangman is a story of pure vengeance, against everyone who burdened the killer's mind. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Rated R for language, violence and some strong sexuality | See all certifications »

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Det. Sam Baluzy: The enemy, if you've forgotten pal, is reasonable doubt.
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HANG IT UP
22 July 2001 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

What really had the premise for being a great "who-done-it" mystery, falls flat with a script that waned toward the end. The predictability factor came in heavy around the middle, and the plot of using a dupe to do ones bidding is pretty formulaic. Lou Diamond Phillips, who is a super and intelligent actor, can't carry the picture on his presence alone. Madchen Amick also performs greatly, yet can't save the script, either.

While certainly not a turkey, HANGMAN never realizes its full potential, and the supreme lack of urgency or suspense didn't help. What the viewer is left with is a story that probably sounded good on paper, but fell far short on actual, physical execution. No pun intended. Recommended, but just barely over the mediocre hump.


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