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A college professor reluctantly hides an escaped female convict who tries to get him to help prove her innocent of a murder.

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Dennis Burke
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Lydia Davis
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Thurston Clarque
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Detective Glen Teal
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Karen Clarque
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Schminick
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Lenzo Russo
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Nancy Maxwell
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Molly
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Storyline

After a sexual harassment incident, Dennis Burke, a Nathaniel Hawthorne scholar, goes to work at a California college. He begins correspondence with an imprisoned murderer, Lydia Davis. Burke is finding old habits hard to break, developing relationships with obsessive coeds. Meanwhile, Lydia escapes from prison. Dennis and his colleague Thurston, a computer scientist and hacker, find themselves caught in a web of intrigue. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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Rated R for strong language including sexual dialogue, and for some nudity | See all certifications »
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25 November 2000 (South Korea)  »

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Späte Abrechnung  »

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Dennis Burke grabs a newspaper and reads a headline, relevant to the plot, that indicates State Manhunt Widens. But if you pause the frame and read the text of the article below the headline, you see it is a bogus article about teenage curfew, totally unrelated to the headline. See more »

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References NFL Monday Night Football (1970) See more »

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Faust
(At the Opera)
Music by Charles Gounod
Arranged by Elmer Bernstein
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Amusing made-for-HBO sleaze
5 December 2000 | by (az) – See all my reviews

I'm usually not fond of HBO movies, but this one was a little more well-written than the rest of them. The acting was so-so, however what should be expected? (Beggers can't be choosers, right?) At times unintentionally hilarious (The fact Peter Coyote's character liked to use four letter words a lot got funny after it got derivative) but halfway into the picture the tawdryness dimmed down and it actually turned into a interesting crime mystery.

Not worth renting, but if it's on HBO again you might want to check it out.


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