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The Secret of Hidden Lake (2006)

TV Movie  -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  29 October 2006 (USA)
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A woman returns to her small-town home to investigate father's death, which authorities considered a mere hunting accident.

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Judge Landers
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When Maggie Dolan - Young, who works in a legal aid center in Chicago, hears here father Frank Dolan is in mortal danger, she returns after years to her birthplace, Hidden Lake; he recently retired as sheriff and apparently shot himself deer-hunting, but an autopsy shows he was murdered. Then she learns from reporter Zach Roth that dad was suspected of prisoner abuse. Her best friend before she left, Sam, then shows her the towns economy was largely taken over by development company Lorango, which owns the newspaper too, until it was stopped as Frank enforced legal licensing obligations; gradually more secrets from the past start to fit in and compromise just about everybody, and her life is threatened for real... Written by KGF Vissers

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A Chicago woman, Maggie (Rena Sofer), returns home to rural Colorado after she learns her father (Winston Rekert) was severely injured in a hunting accident. When she arrives, she comes to suspect it was not at all an accident. Facing the apathetic and suspicious townspeople, Maggie finds limited assistance in uncovering what really caused her father's injury, having to fight for information from everyone (even those close to her). Twists and turns ensue up to the climax.

Sofer carries this engrossing film, with Linda Darlow and Adam Harrington in competent supporting roles. The Secret of Hidden Lake is mostly realistic. Beautiful locations add to the film--I caught this on Lifetime tonight. Not bad.


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