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Slow Burn (2000)
"Wilder" (original title)

R  |   |  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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Attorney Marlowe King
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Walker Grimes
Richard Robitaille ...
Ricky Harwell
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Frank Schorpion ...
Harry Perl
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Lisa Sears
Linda Smith ...
Barbar Pieczkowa
Greg Kramer ...
Dugald Ferdinand
Noel Burton ...
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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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6 November 2008 | by (Porto, Portugal) – See all my reviews

What bothers me in films like this is not the things that don't work in it. It's the thing that could have been done. It's not so much the visual lack of power and effectiveness of it, but the total mental poverty that surrounds it.

They picked up two mildly interesting actors, with credits on their hands and assigned them to this total mess, relying that the fact that they're in makes the whole think work on the financial side.

This is a total mess, a weak story, about some honest people fighting pharmaceutical interests, against all odds, the 'Fugitive' type. Pam Grier is assigned the extra role of being her past roles, associated with racial concerns and feminism. Both she and Hauer are cashing their checks. They could be doing better things.

Trying to get away with such a film is as much a deceit as it is the radioactive tests in the film.

My opinion: 1/5

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