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The Witness Files (1999)

A former actress, unjustly sent to prison eight years earlier, is forced to testify against a mafia hit man.

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Sandy Dickinson
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Dennis McCoy
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Frank Sutton
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Justin Dickinson
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Roland Sanderson
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Tonya
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Paulie Ranguso
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Lisa
Martin Neufeld ...
Ernesto Rao
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Silas Wilson
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Oshina
Paulina Abarca-Cantin ...
Maria (as Paulina B. Abarca)
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Jimmy Cataldo
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A former actress, unjustly sent to prison eight years earlier, is forced to testify against a mafia hit man.

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Contrived and improbable but good acting
9 September 2006 | by (Van Buren, Arkansas) – See all my reviews

Writer Cameron Kent has some good ideas but fails to make them gel in a script full of plot holes and improbable situations. The cast headed by Yancy Butler as target Sandy Dickinson do the best they can with what is given them. Perhaps the stand out performance is by Barry Flatman as archfiend Frank Sutton hiding behind the law for his nefarious schemes of self-aggrandizement, but no one is less than adequate for this suspense thriller.

Sandy Dickinson is in prison for murdering her abusive husband to protect herself and her son, Justin (Matthew Harbour). Surprisingly, the man who prosecuted her on involuntary manslaughter charges, Frank Sutton, obtains a parole for her after she agrees to falsely testify for him against a mob leader. Unbeknownth to Sandy, Frank keeps witness files, hence the apropos title, on key witnesses who somehow end up dead.

Sandy becomes a target for Frank's hit men but successfully eludes them by her own machinations and talents as a make-up artist. She is aided by a police detective, Dennis McCoy (David Nerman), and her friends from prison and elsewhere. That Sandy and Dennis fall in love doesn't prevent Sandy from using Dennis to deal effectively with Frank to get rid of him for good. How she does this is much too contrived but still entertaining.

A bonus is the haunting music of Canadian artist Christopher Dedrick, particularly the closing theme.


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