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I have been a fan of Sherilyn Fenn since David Lynch's "Twin Peaks"
(who hasn't?) and I've had a great deal of respect for Nicholas Lea
because of his very decent work in "The X Files". Unfortunately, looks
like time has not been merciful to either of the actors, and they are
now being forced to pick up whatever lousy piece of script so-called
screenwriters throw at them, not to mention directors who couldn't
direct a tree to save their lives. It's a shame, really, because they
do deserve better than this run-of-the-mill, "B" or "C" class
made-for-TV pulp. The storyline is so thick you could cut it with a
chainsaw. The dialogs are so pretentious that I seriously pity the
actors who had to actually deliver them. The characters are puppets
being jerked around on strings by some unknown force, their motivations
having little to do with emotions, the laws of logic or the common
It's hardly a good endorsement for a movie to say that I cared more about peeling dead skin off my heels than about how the film ended. Unfortunately, this happens to be the case with "Deadly Isolation". Use your time more wisely: go for a walk, or to sleep. At least you'll do something positive for your mind.
This film gets a star for each of my favorite actors, the third being a dog. (I thought of adding one for a gun, too, but that would be overgenerous.)
"Deadly Isolation" is an OK way to pass the time. Sherilyn Fenn was
decent in her portrayal of Susan, a woman who lives alone in a small
coastal town. Susan takes in Patrick (played by Nicholas Lea),
appearing to be passing through and having just injured himself while
boating in the area. What follows spells trouble for Susan, as Patrick
wants something from her (this is evident from the beginning of the
movie so this is not revealing a crucial plot element).
Nicholas Lea gave the best performance and at times his chemistry with Fenn was good. There is not too much happening here so the suspense builds until nearly the end. This is one of those made-for-TV fluff types that is fun to watch on a cold night with popcorn and soda while curled up on the sofa. 8/10.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
***SPOILERS*** It doesn't take that long for escaped convicts Pat
Carlson & Klye Mumford, Nick Lea & Andreas Apeigle, to realize that
theirs break out from prison would get them into a deeper mess then
they were already in. The 12 million in diamonds that they ripped off
from the San Francisco Gem Museum was gone together with the person
John Mandaway who was supposed to be safeguarding the diamonds for them
who ended up killing himself. Now headed out to Bradford Island where
john's wife Susan, Sherilyn Fenn,is living the two convicts plan to
beat the truth out of her in where her husband hid the diamonds! That's
if Susan knows where they are!
Not that much suspense here with almost everything telegraphed to the audience in what's to happen next. With Susan falling for Pat's nice guy act in him trying to get her to reveal where her late husband hid the stolen diamonds. The fact that Susan has no idea where they are makes Pat's partner Kyle start to lose it and therefore reveal both his and Pat's real motives. It's the island's Sheriff Kirby, Marcel Jeanin, who soon realizes that at least Pat, he never got a chance to meet Kayle, is up to no good and ends up losing his life for it. Which in fact alerts Susan who was having a romantic fling with Pat that he's not the nice guy that he makes himself out to be.
****SPOILERS*** The once kind sweet and lovable Pat now takes off the kid gloves and together with his psycho partner in crime Kayle attempt to play hardball with Susan's skull. That has her together with the local police turn the tables on them in almost record time. With both escaped convicts who ended up, with Susan lending a hand, shooing each other now history the truth comes out to just where Susan's late husband Ron hid the 12 million in diamonds. Not in the couples house on the island but in an annuity account for his wife Susan to live off but which she, knowing that they were ill gotten gains, returned to their rightful owner: The San Francisco Gem Museum.
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