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The Last Witness (1999)

Caracara (original title)
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A woman becomes entangled in the conspiracy of two world governments to assassinate an international leader in New York.

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Rachel Sutherland
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David J. McMillan
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Lieutenant Jack Peligrino
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Alan Crancer
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Christy Dyer
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Cynthia Kirkman Sutherland
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Detective Deena Mason
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Colonel Thomas Rawlins
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Edmund Mkambati
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Donald A. Hartz
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James Halsel
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Mr. Zander
Jonathan Collard ...
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A woman becomes entangled in the conspiracy of two world governments to assassinate an international leader in New York.

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Rated R for strong violence, some language and a sex scene | See all certifications »
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While sitting in the van's driver's seat after escaping from Rachel's mother's house, we hear a handgun being cocked, but when we see the pistol it isn't cocked. See more »

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Surprisingly good
19 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

The first half of Caracara is really quite terrific, slowly building suspense and carefully establishing character before a thrilling mid-point climax in which Henstridge thwarts the assassin's master plan. What follows is pretty generic stuff: the assassin goes off to silence all witnesses and our game leading lady races against time to catch him.

What absolutely distinguishes this fun rental is Natasha Henstridge. She's not only gorgeous and totally winning but an increasingly capable actress. If only she'd be more discerning when it comes to picking roles. The Whole Nine Yards and Ghosts of Mars are understandable choices as they offered her some exposure, but parts in Second Skin and A Better Way to Die are disastrous.

Henstridge is still quite young and has a good decade of leading roles ahead. Hopefully the films will improve -- she deserves better.


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