Maxine becomes the acting mayor. When she supports a business decision half of the town opposes, she becomes the target of local sexist shock jock Chuck Dante, who constantly humiliates her and even calls for her death. She's soon shot.

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Sheriff Jimmy Brock
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Dr. Jill Brock
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Kenny Lacos
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Maxine Stewart
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Kimberly Brock
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Matthew Brock
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Zachary Brock
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Douglas Wambaugh
Kelly Connell ...
Carter Pike
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Judge Henry Bone
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Chuck Dante
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District Attorney
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Stubby Muller
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Deputy Bud Skeeter
Lisa Chess ...
Rebecca
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Maxine Stewart is chosen as the new acting mayor of Rome and she immediately becomes highly unpopular despite her honest efforts to do what's best for the town. Her support for a highly controversial and extremely unpopular plan among the townsfolk, and especially the small business owners, to let a national chain store open one of its mega-stores on the town's main street creates a lot of enemies. Meanwhile, popular local shock jock Chuck Dante starts using his show to publicly smear, insult and humiliate Maxine and call her names. The town's rage over Maxine's support for the chain store brings Chuck many new fans and he becomes the voice of the people despite his crassness, open sexism and calls for violence against Maxine. Secretly, he doesn't care about her or the issues and is only using the town's rage to boost his ratings. Jill tries protesting against this kind of public behavior but her friend Rebecca simply points out that it's a Man's world. When Maxine is shot in her ...

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The title is based on the Inferno (Italian for "Hell") by Dante Alighieri, the first part of his fourteenth-century epic poem 'The Divine Comedy' telling of the journey of Dante through Hell guided by the Roman poet Virgil. See more »

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