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After a drifter is struck by a car the driver offers to take him back from the hospital to her home in order to nurse him back to health...which turns out to be one of the biggest mistakes of her life.
Abby Knight returns to her small home town as a NYC lawyer. On the day of her flower shop opening, her car gets damaged by someone fleeing a murder scene. She soon meets a charming bartender and partners with him in the search for answers.
"The Cradle Will Fall" is a 2004 film based on the Mary Higgins Clark book of the same name. Angie Everhart plays attorney Katie DeMeo, who becomes involved in a multiple murder mystery that seems to center around a fertility clinic.
I especially enjoyed this movie because of Philippe Brenninkmeyer, who is quite handsome and someone I had never seen before and would love to see more of. Apparently he makes a lot of films in Germany. He was very smooth as Dr. Highley.
The problem with these Lifetime movie-type films for me is that they move slowly and the acting generally isn't very good. I don't blame the actors; the pacing always seems off - almost like you're seeing something foreign that's been dubbed.
For me, the denouement was telegraphed in advanced (as it always seems to be in these films). Angie Everhart is lovely and likable, and John Ralston as the medical examiner was good, too.
However, it's a good story and pleasant enough, and as others have pointed out, there was some good tension and suspense at the end. There was a time when TV movies like this could be quite effective. I don't know if it was the budget or what, but that era is over.
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