The nature and lure of power: in Dallas, a councilman is on trial for corruption, the D.A. is running for the US Senate, a serial killer is slashing prostitutes, and a professor is murdered... See full summary »
The nature and lure of power: in Dallas, a councilman is on trial for corruption, the D.A. is running for the US Senate, a serial killer is slashing prostitutes, and a professor is murdered. Amanda Reeve is assigned to investigate the law-school killing. She hears rumors that the dead man offered women students good grades in exchange for sex. The trail leads her to two wealthy, beautiful students whose alibi is provided by a librarian. At the same time, the cops close in on the slasher. Meanwhile, Amanda misses her former lover, next in line to become D.A., and a reporter is fired for getting close to the truth about the Senate candidate. Is a cover-up or conspiracy in the works? Written by
Oh my. Imagine a Texan detective with a New Zealand accent trying to sound southern. And at that, Rachel Hunter is the high point of the movie. She looks right for the part - an accomplished and tough grown up woman who works as a cop, not a starlet. Still she soldiers her way through some of the worst writing that I've ever heard. She TWICE tells suspects - 'If I have any further questions, I'll be sure and feel free to call you." Ouch... Other than that the potential for noir is lost in the sunny settings,and a Texas without Hispanics - anywhere or ever - just doesn't seem right. So if you want to see amovie in the worst way...
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