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Partners in Crime (2000)

R | | Crime, Drama | 16 May 2000 (USA)
A small-town detective is assigned to work on a high-profile kidnapping case reporting to a decorated FBI agent, who happens to be his ex-wife.

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Gene Reardon
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Wallis P. Longsworth
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Lloyd Dyer
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Buster Cummings
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Mike Pelton
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Stacey Reardon (as Sarah Ashley Williams)
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Philip Weems
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Mrs. Weems
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Matt Wheeler
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Mary Sikes
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Reb Fleming ...
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Gene Reardon (Hauer) is a twice-divorced police detective who lives with his daughter. When a well-heeled local man is kidnapped, the FBI is called in, which introduces Longsworth (played by Paulina Porizkova). Longsworth happens to have been Reardon's first wife. Reardon's police reputation stinks because he botched a high-profile kidnapping case many years ago, which resulted in a baby who was never found. When ransom demands are finally heard, Reardon must try to solve the case without repeating his mistakes. Written by veloc <velo_00@yahoo.com>

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He's on the trail of a killer... that leads directly to him.

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Police said the postman had to move the victims car to get by, but the tan sedan passes the victims vehicle going the other direction after the kidnapping with no problem. See more »

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Gene Reardon: Just a feeling. That's what a woman would say, isn't it?
Wallis P. Longsworth: And a man would say?
Gene Reardon: And a man would say "Where's the proof? Where's the evidence? There's no logical reason to believe a woman kidnapped him."
Wallis P. Longsworth: No logical reason?
Gene Reardon: No, not based on what we know.
Wallis P. Longsworth: We don't know anything.
Gene Reardon: Exactly, we don't even know if he was kidnapped or not.
Mike Pelton: Three more questions.
Buster Cummings: Have we considered the possibility that he has been abducted by aliens?
Mike Pelton: That's Eighteen.
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Standard but well acted movie.
3 September 2005 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Basically this movie isn't anything new or refreshing, I mean movies like these are made dozens of times every year. This is one of those movies were not an awful lot is wrong with but its just to unoriginal or not refreshing enough to make this movie a must see. It's one of those typical 6 out of 10 movies.

The movie is a standard police/crime movie in which the main characters has to solve a case. No the movie most certainly isn't filled with any new or original moments and elements but it serves its purpose well and the movie is technically not badly made.

Finally a movie in which Rutger Hauer can show again how a great actor he is. Also Paulina Porizkova really isn't a bad actress despite the fact that she already had received a Razzie nomination for her role in "Her Alibi" from 1989. Hauer and Porizkova make a great screen duo and make the story believable and likable enough.

The story and the sidelines of it are interesting enough to fill 95 minutes. None of the dramatic and perhaps cliché sidelines of the story are ever getting distracting, which of course is a positive thing to say.

Yes of course you're ten times better of watching a good English detective series but this movie certainly is a watchable one, despite the fact that it isn't anything new or really special.

6/10

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