New South Wales detective sergeant Bob 'Snake' Inkster almost immediately suspects highly respected ethnic Croation businessman Andrew Kalajzich of the murder of his wife, shot in bed with ... See full summary »
New South Wales detective sergeant Bob 'Snake' Inkster almost immediately suspects highly respected ethnic Croation businessman Andrew Kalajzich of the murder of his wife, shot in bed with him while he just rolled out of bed unharmed. Professional criminal George Cannellis makes a deal to prove his admission to have been hired anonymously for the job, but fled rather then kill adolescent son Butch too. The hit was carried out, after more failed attempts, by clumsy amateurs Kerry Orrock and/or Bill Vandenberg. Snake suspects Andrew's motive is an affair with younger secretary Marlene Watson. Written by
I did have my doubts when I sat down to see this, as I have had nothing but bad luck with made-for-TV crime-thriller, as they are usually high on cliches and have very bad, totally predictable plots. I was pleasantly surprised to see so much humor and style in a TV-movie. It does have some cliches, but the film definitely makes up for it by being incredibly well-made, at least for a TV-movie. Though the plot is a little predictable, it has a good amount of twists and it keeps your interest throughout the entire run-time; I certainly never lost interest in it, or got bored by it. The plot is good, a little predictable, but never dull. The acting is pretty good, most of the actors pull off great performances. The characters are well-written and credible. I don't know if this film is based on a true story, it had a sort of authentic 'feel' to it. I like the way the director did the flashback sequences, his use of slow-motion, especially near the end. The humor of the film was also great; the cops had a believable 'tough guy' humor. All in all, the film is definitely one of the best of the made-for-TV crime-thrillers I've seen. I recommend it to fans of crime-thrillers, and murder mysteries. 8/10
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