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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Reardon
Wallis P. Longsworth
Andrew Dolan ...
Lloyd Dyer
Buster Cummings
Dalin Christiansen ...
Mike Pelton
Sarah Ashley ...
Stacey Reardon (as Sarah Ashley Williams)
Geoff Hansen ...
Philip Weems
Mrs. Weems
Kristin Kahle ...
Diane Fowler
Matt Wheeler
John Kenneth Mergist ...
Philip Weems, Jr.
Sue Ann Gilfillan ...
Valerie Highsmith
Jennifer Warren ...
Mary Sikes
Dennis Saylor ...
Reb Fleming ...


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 »


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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It isn't bad
15 July 2000 | by (Budapest) – See all my reviews

I guess it's a straight-to-vid, and you won't find any great surprises in it, but it's a pleasant enough way to pass a little time.

Rutger Hauer, now about double his fighting weight, plays a local detective who has to co-operate with the FBI's supervision of a murder/kidnapping. It turns out that the FBI hotshot called in on the case is his ex-wife. And he is now a single dad, and has a precocious ultra-cute daughter from a subsequent wife.

So you can see the cliches will fall fast and furious. And they do, especially when all the clues seem to point to: Rutger Hauer!

Anyway, the most pleasant surprise of the movie is an excellent performance from Paulina Porizkova as the FBI agent. She is natural in the relaxed moments, and capable when she needs to be in charge, and totally believable in the role. You know any other supermodels who can convincingly play a top bureau agent? I really believe she will be top actress, and not in cutesy glamour roles, either.

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