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Slow Burn (2000)

Wilder (original title)
R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 13 May 2003 (USA)
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The murder of the ex-wife of Doctor Sam Charney (Rutger Hauer) leads Detective Della Wilder (Pam Grier) to uncover a series of women's murders somehow linked to a big pharmaceutical company.

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Detective Della Wilder
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Dr. Sam Dennis Charney
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Detective Harlan Lee
John Dunn-Hill ...
Captain Jerry Crandall
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Walker Grimes
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Barbar Pieczkowa
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Leslie Holt
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The murder of the ex-wife of Doctor Sam Charney (Rutger Hauer) leads Detective Della Wilder (Pam Grier) to uncover a series of women's murders somehow linked to a big pharmaceutical company.

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Her first suspect is her only hope for survival.


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Rated R for violence, sexuality, language and drug use | See all certifications »
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Pam Grier's forceful presence almost carries this standard DTV thriller
16 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

Do you see that DVD cover on the IMDb page for "Wilder"? You know, the one with a police car being blown up, Rutger Hauer carrying a gun and Pam Grier carrying TWO guns? Well, it's pretty misleading: there are no car chases or explosions in this movie, Pam fires only one shot, and Hauer none at all. This is much more of a conspiracy thriller than an action picture, which may be a source of disappointment for some. But even if you can live with that, the story is pretty muddled, the direction lacks style, and the supporting cast (with the exception of Eugene Clark) is mediocre. Rutger Hauer is OK, but it's really Pam Grier who provides the main reason to see this movie. She's still beautiful at 51, and the fleeting glimpses of her past ass-kicking glory are great. Too bad they're just that: fleeting. (**)


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