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Nightwaves (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Mystery | Thriller  -  27 August 2006 (Sweden)
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Recently widowed Shelby Naylor (Sherilyn Fenn) listening to her husbands police scanner overhears a husband and wife arguing on the phone. The wife ends up dead and Widow Naylor points the finger endangering herself.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shelby Naylor
David Birkwell
Tom Williams
Clay McClaren (as Francis McCarthy)
Jennifer Morehouse ...
Justine Lesley
Joanna Noyes ...
Margaret Graham
Pete Naylor
Barry Blake ...
Police Sgt. Pike
Jennifer Seguin ...
Frank Fontaine ...
Nanette Workman ...
Sally Winters
Lori Graham ...
Day Newscaster
Brenda Birkwell
Alexia Worthington
Rosey Edeh ...
Night newscaster


Shelby Naylor is recuperating from a motorcar accident which killed her husband. While listening to her husband's police scanner, Shelby overhears a phone conversations of a man arguing with his wife. Shelby also overhears the man talking with another woman which he is having an affair. Shelby contacts the police after a woman is found murdered - the woman is the wife of the couple she heard arguing. This places Shelby's life in jeopardy Written by Kelly E.F. Wiebe (

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Murder is only one call away.

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and violence | See all certifications »




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not bad
2 July 2006 | by (Conn) – See all my reviews

This really wasn't bad for a TV psychological thriller type movie. Cherilyn Fenn did a nice job as Shelby and the premise was somewhat intriguing. The whole plot line of Shelby listening on and becoming obsessed with, the radio scanner, was done well and much of the Movie took place at night so there was always an appropriate moodiness to the movie. It's not a must see but it does make one want to know what is going to happen next.

I wouldn't call this the best TV movie out there by any means but it holds one's attention nicely and the worst things I can say about it is it's rather long and there are times where it moves rather slowly. But the movie does very well in the atmosphere department and having Fenn as the star was a good choice, as she's pretty good here. I suppose, in a way the movie could have held more intrigue as this was an interesting premise to build a movie on and though this is far from excellent if one is just looking for a good old fashioned TV mystery to invest some time in, one could do worse.

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