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I caught this movie on TV the other night and really enjoyed it. The acting was good and I loved the plot. A lot of suspense and a great ending. Bill Pullman is a really good actor who should receive more recognition. This movie is definitely worth seeing if you like a good story. I couldn't figure out how it was going to end and leave me satisfied with the outcome, but it came through with a terrific twist. I had never heard of the young man who played Nathan, but would like to see him in other things. The only character I thought was underplayed was the wife. More could have been done with this role. It was also a little heavy on the violence, but this is somewhat understandable given the "film noir" genre.
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