Atticus goes to Mexico to unravel the reason behind his his son's suicide. As he tries to overcome his own feelings over his son's death, Atticus discovers it might not be a suicide at all and tries to uncover the mystery.

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Atticus goes to Mexico to unravel the reason behind his his son's suicide. As he tries to overcome his own feelings over his son's death, Atticus discovers it might not be a suicide at all and tries to uncover the mystery.

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James Coburn plays Columbo
21 August 2013 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

Made just a couple years before he died, James Coburn is "Atticus Cody", who travels to Mexico to find out what happened to his son. An accomplished singer around LA, Lisa Zane co-stars as Renata, the son's girlfriend. When little things don't add up, Atticus tries to dig deeper and investigate. It's better than I was expecting... a couple times I tried to predict what was coming next, and was wrong both times. A good who-dunnit, and why-didthey-dunnit! The son is played by Paul Kersey, who seems to have stopped acting in 2003 ? As of today, this film is only available in VHS form on amazon.com. Sure, there's a silly, unlikely scene with the motorcycle, but this can be forgiven. All in all, not bad.

Directed by Carl Schenkel, who directed numerous films and commercials, yet died young at 55. Based on the novel by Ron Hansen, who was probably better known for "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford".


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