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Sirens (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  26 September 1999 (USA)
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A white woman relentlessly seeks justice against two racist policemen who accidentally killed her black ex-husband and had their department cover it up.

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Sally Rawlings
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Officer Dan Wexler
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Officer David Bontempo
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Vincent Morgan
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Lt. Denby
Richard Blackburn ...
Sam Conrad
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D.A.
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Sheryl
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Fox Hills
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Sylvio
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Tyus
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Waranaco
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Roy Dancer
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Red Headed Girl
Carole Mackereth ...
Virginia
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Sally Rawling is visiting her ex-husband Edward Morgan, a black man. While in his car they begin to make out, when a police car comes, they mistakenly assume that he is raping her so they act, an altercation ensues with Edward being killed. Sally tries to do what she can to bring the man who killed Edward, Officer Wexler to justice but it's her word against his and his partner. So, she does what she can. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Rated R for strong sexuality, language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Ugh, junk
8 November 2000 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Man, I've seen some bad movies with attemps at pretensions, but this one takes the cake. The premise is this: white wife attempts to avenge her black husband who was shot by a white cop after they're caugh getting jiggly with it in their car, parked under a bridge, in the dead of night. What's worst, when it looks like the cop is racist and obviously begins harassing them for no other reason than it's a white woman with a black man, the couple starts getting indignant and openly refuses the cop's most basic commands.

Look, I'm a minority, and I've been in more than one traffic stops, and I DO EVERYTHING the cops tell me, because I know they'll throw my ass in jail just for messing with them. But our power couple here (she's an exec and he's a professor) thinks they're special -- actually, the screenplay treats them as special (I don't know, maybe because they're a mixed couple? Who knows.) and flat out starts messing with an obviously racist cop. The husband gets shot. The wife goes out for vengeance. Whatever.

Good premise, but terrible execution. Screenplay is full of soap box speeches and moments. Go see SLAM or JUNGLE FEVER if you want actual portrayals of white-black relationships. This one is just beyond comprehension.


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