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Pressure (2002)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  3 May 2009 (Belgium)
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Two traveling med students run for their lives after the local law enforcement wrongfully labels them manic killers.

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Steve Hillman
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Patrick Fisher
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Amber
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Bo Cooper (as Adrian Dorval)
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Sara Laughlin
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Agent Shepard
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Olie Parks (as John Destry)
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Agent Frank Gruning
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Johnson
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Simms
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Jodi Marconi
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Tracy
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On their way back from a conference, two medical school friends bump into a college cheerleaders contest in Oregon. Party animal Patrick Fisher insists on going until his buddy concedes to 'one beer', but dutiful Steve Hillman is the one who gets seduced by local Amber. Alas it's a trap; he gets robbed and her lover, Bo Cooper, beats him up and abuses him. Disgusted with himself Bo shoots himself - his father is the local sheriff. He has a terrible corrupt hold over the town and sets the boys up as wanted 'killers'. Only Steve's girlfriend and local paranoid civil rights-obsessed loner Olie Parks will still help them to contact the already suspicious FBI. Written by KGF Vissers

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Trapped. Hunted. Innocent.

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Adrenalina  »

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[first lines]
Patrick Fisher: [screaming with pain]
Steve Hillman: You just have to hold on. Hold on, captain. Hey, hey, come on, stay with me. Buddy, come on, you gotta tell me what hurts. Where's it hurt?
Patrick Fisher: Would you please help me!
Steve Hillman: Where does it hurt?
Patrick Fisher: All in my stomach.
Steve Hillman: Where?
Patrick Fisher: What?
Steve Hillman: Where? Which side?
Patrick Fisher: Here!
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Brand New Day
Performed by Laurie Webb
Written by Laurie Webb and Del Harley
©1999 Curb Congregation Songs (SESAC)/Dixie Stars Music (ASCAP)
All Rights Reserved.
International Copyright Secured.
Used by Permission (p) 1999 Curb Records, Inc.
Courtesy of Curb Records, Inc.
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Fairly solid little thriller
6 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Steve and Patrick, two med students on their way home from a little vacation, stop at a rundown bar just for one drink. While Patrick is having fun trying to make time with the cheerleaders, perhaps I neglected to mention there was a.cheer convention in town, but I digress, while he's there, poor Steve gets talked into escorting a local woman out into the parking lot where he's promptly mugged and under circumstances not under his control finds himself on the run from the law.

It took me awhile to actually watch this movie, it's been in my Instant Netflix queue seemingly forever, and it's a shame that I didn't remedy that sooner, as I found this to be a pretty well-acted solid enough thriller. Some of the characters felt one-dimensional and the ending felt a tad rushed but a good little flick none the less.

My Grade: B


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