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Jane Doe: Til Death Do Us Part (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Mystery  -  11 March 2005 (USA)
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When a ruthless arms Kingpin stages an ingenious escape from prison, Jane Doe and Frank Darnell, NSA head, realize he's bent on a vengeance killin. Who the prospective victim is remains to be seen.

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Louis Angelini
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Mob patriarch Louis Angelini, or officially his corpse, disappears from jail, just before his gang is believed to handle a major arms deal in Panama, which may require his personal involvement. The CSA works out he escaped by faking his death and switching places, disguised, with ex-con Rocco Galletta. Angelini lawyer Armand Nordstrom was murdered and dumped in the woods. Suspects include Louis's gold-digger latest wive of many young floozies, his son and possibly discarded heir Joey Angelini and ambitious lawyer-dealer Vincent Colabella. Meanwhile Jack Davis discovers his wife kept secret for him many years and the kids stress over a talent contest at school. Written by KGF Vissers

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By-the-numbers stuff but it works well enough for those looking for an undemanding and distracting television mystery
19 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When a Mafia king-pin is found dead in the woods, buried with a gun covered with the prints of big-time arms dealer Louis Angelini, CSA boss Frank Darnell is able to arrest him and send him away from life. However Anelini offers to provide information that will stop a massive arms movement going through, so Darnell has him moved to a minimum-security prison. Once there, Angelini has a heart attack and dies in the hospital block but, in the time it takes the doctor to go and tell the warden and come back, the body has vanished. Knowing his ass is on the line over this puzzle, Darnell calls in former CSA agent, turned housewife, Cathy Davis to help him work out what happened.

My fourth bite of the undemanding but distracting Jane Doe pie didn't start with the same interesting idea that the other ones have done – usually they have a seemingly impossible crime or puzzle that serves as the starting point to Cathy coming in. Maybe it is because I've seen 24's Jack Bauer do it every couple of episodes for the past 5 years, but the whole "fake heart attack" didn't grab me as a mystery and thus the "hook" of the puzzle wasn't there early on. This still left a solid enough mystery story to be going along with but it was particularly average for the most part but did enough to satisfy genre fans. The family part of the story is a bit bigger than in other films and it involves husband Jack being suspicious of what Cathy and Frank are doing spending so much time together. This offered a chance at depth but it is handled in an obvious way, all superficial and all resolved far too easily.

The cast operate at the same level as the material and, although Mastroianni makes it all look good, nobody really does fantastically well. Thompson is a good lead, delivering what is asked of her – nothing more and nothing less. She doesn't really convince that often but she does enough to carry the generic material. Penny is again a welcome presence but his performance is far too one-note and I quickly tired of him continually popping up to do the same things over and over. Moses at least has something to do in this film but the material doesn't let him be a person – just a plot device, which he does but it isn't anything of note. Bologna is a nice addition but he doesn't do a great deal. The rest of the cast fill out the story and nobody is bad or good, they are just there.

Overall this is another distracting entry into the Jane Doe series albeit not one of the ones that works that well in regards the central "puzzle" premise. The cast, story and material are all OK and the delivery is slick and professional looking but the end result is pretty much by-the-numbers, which may still satisfy those coming to this expecting just that from the tvm series.


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