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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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Stacey Reardon (as Sarah Ashley Williams)
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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?
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Lackadaisical
2 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This one plays like a Made-for-TV Movie with an Uninspired Look and So-So Story. The Acting is Fine with an Exceptional and Truly Believable Performance from Sarah Ashley as Rutger Hauer's Daughter.

The Plot Trots along and is not as Interesting as the Character Relationships and things never Accelerate until the final Scenes. There aren't enough Red Herrings to make it Intriguing, and the lack of Suspects is Unforgivable and anyone would be hard pressed to think that the Frame is anything but, and herein lacks the Suspense and Mystery.

Not a Bad Movie but is so Lackadaisical it hardly ever moves Beyond its Mediocrity. For Rutger Hauer Fans or those wanting a Smooth, Bloodless, and Unchallenging Who-Done-It.


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