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Slow Burn (2000)

Wilder (original title)
R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 13 May 2003 (USA)
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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Attorney Marlowe King
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Walker Grimes
Richard Robitaille ...
Ricky Harwell
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Sophie Gorka
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Harry Perl
Sasha Dominique ...
Lisa Sears
Linda Smith ...
Barbar Pieczkowa
Greg Kramer ...
Dugald Ferdinand
Noel Burton ...
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NRC Official
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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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Cashes in on Jackie Brown. Quite entertaining
9 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

The movie clearly cashes in on Pam Grier's success with Jackie Brown. Again the main characters are two "old timers" who have their wild days of youth behind them. Instead of Robert Forster we have action veteran Rutger Hauer who seems to enjoy the part of a romantically inclined womanizing gynaecologist. Pam Grier as energetic police officer Wilder is great as always. This time she does not have a brother or a sister to protect but her two kids. Contrary to other comments I think the Grier character's troubles with her neighbours fit in well and help the story along. Grier and Hauer make a good, harmonious and quite likeable couple.

Wilder is no masterpiece, it does not show any of Tarantino's sophistication. The story - Grier investigates the murders of young women, Hauer is at first the prime suspect - becomes somehow too drab and serious for this kind of movie which is more a comedy than a drama. However, there are some good scenes and good acting performances, especially Richard Robitaille as an ambitious, overexcited salesman for a pharmaceutical company. All in all I should say this is good, solid entertainment for people over age 35.


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