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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
Sarah Ashley ...
Stacey Reardon (as Sarah Ashley Williams)
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Philip Weems
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Mrs. Weems
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Diane Fowler
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Matt Wheeler
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Philip Weems, Jr.
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Valerie Highsmith
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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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Wallis P. Longsworth: Alright, twenty questions.
Buster Cummings: Alright.
Wallis P. Longsworth: Why does a happy healthy man in a normal course of events voluntarily abandon his car and leave the motor running?
Gene Reardon: He Doesn't. He gets out of the car for a number of reasons, voluntarily, but he doesn't voluntarily abandon his car with the motor running.
Buster Cummings: Or maybe he leaves the motor running to protect himself from the cold.
Wallis P. Longsworth: Why does he stop and get out of the car volunarily?
Gene Reardon: Maybe he likes the view, maybe he's got a car problem.
Buster Cummings: Maybe he has to take a leak.
Wallis P. Longsworth: ...
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Surprisingly good.
25 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

"Partners in Crime" is a surprisingly good little movie. Okay, you know who the villain is in the first half hour, but the story still contains enough surprises to be interesting. Rutger Hauer (who's one of my favorite actors even in bad movies) is very good as a small town detective who's reunited with his ex-wife, a successful FBI agent. He has great scenes with the actress who plays the ex-wife and with the young girl who plays his daughter from a subsequent marriage. For a film that's marketed as a B-movie action flick, there is actually a great deal of character development and some very good performances. If you're bored with everything in the new releases section at the video store, try this one.


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