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Lies And Crimes Shoot Out in Modern Small Doesn't Cut It **

5/10
Author: edwagreen from United States
7 March 2007

Eddie, the cop, takes a bullet in his house and his widowed math teacher moves to the house that he had built.

It looks like Ed was a dirty cop and when his widow moves, she finds the small town in filled with people on drugs "borrowing" prescriptions from others.

Eddie's friend and fellow cop looks suspicious immediately. It doesn't take long to realize that.

It seems as if everyone in the town is corrupt about the rampant use of drugs. "We have no problem here," says the town constable. Right.

When our widow tries to fight with a local drug dealer who she believes knows who killed her husband, there is a shootout and everyone runs.

The ending is no surprise to me. I guessed it in the third scene or so.

This film is so routine in nature.

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Good enough

Author: vchimpanzee
14 January 2009

Eddie is a big city cop. His wife Sally is a math teacher. They have dreams of giving up city life and moving to an old farmhouse in a small community.

One night an intruder shoots Eddie. In addition to having to cope with the loss, Sally finds out that some of Eddie's activities may have been inappropriate.

Sally moves into the farmhouse by herself. She is welcomed by some neighbors but not others. One of her first visitors is a mean German Shepherd mix named Dutch, who eventually learns to trust her.

Stan is the local pharmacist, but he seems to violate the law in order to be compassionate (and the local cop also looks the other way). Duncan's wife Arlene is very sick and needs pain medication, but Stan knows what he is really doing with most of the pills--their insurance won't cover everything, and there are lots of expenses.

Stan is a widower with two children. Kirsten wants to get into college but is having trouble with math. Her boyfriend Brad is a junkie. Dirk is also a junkie, and he resents that Dutch seems to prefer Sally, but Dirk does mistreat the dog when he gets high.

Apparently Eddie knew people in this town. Gary, who turns out to be a drug dealer, welcomes Sally but soon becomes threatening, wanting to know what Eddie did with the drugs or the money he got for them. Eddie was working undercover, but his friend Vic, another cop, believes Eddie was clean. Was he? Was his killing a hit related to his work?

This was a pretty good movie. No standout performances to speak of, except maybe the dog, but Estella Warren is good as Sally. Sally has to be strong to cope with everything she is going through.

There is not a lot of violence, at least not the explicit kind. I don't know whether some violence was edited out for TV, but a couple of scenes appear to be missing something.

Because there is so much emphasis on drug use, I wouldn't exactly recommend this for kids. It's not really surprising that the bad guys use guns, because that would be perfectly natural in the city.

I question how much the writers knew about math. Was "quadrilateral equations (there is no such thing)" a sign Sally needed to get away from it all? Is Kirsten actually that clueless about the meaning of F of x? I didn't study any kind of math with the concepts she is describing.

The ending is really exciting.

Not a masterpiece, but good enough.

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Drug of Choice

6/10
Author: sol1218 from brooklyn NY
11 March 2013

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

***SPOILERS*** It's when Sally Hansen's, Estella Warren, husband Eddie,Scott Gibson, was killed in a home invasion of their new built home in Hammerhead NY that she decided to quit her job as a math teacher and check out the rumors that lead to Eddie's murder. Eddie was involved in a drug sting that ended up with some $250,000.00 worth illegal drugs missing. It's been suspected by almost the entire town including it's top drug pusher Gary Sharp, J.D Nicoholsen, that Eddie stole the drugs so he can sell them himself. Coming to help Sally out is Eddie boss and good friend in the town's police department Capt. Vic Bochner, Art Hindle, who's sure Eddie was innocent and is going to stick his neck out and put his job on the line to prove it.

As Sally soon finds out almost the entire town is hooked on drugs and and the drugs are being supplied, with a gun pointed to his head, to the junkies by the towns long time druggist the sweet and kindly Stan known to everyone in town as "The Candy Man" played by Richard Fitzpartick. It's "Candy Man Stan" who gives the drugs out or sells them to his many costumers including his 16 year old drug addicted daughter Kristen, Tamra Hope, prescription or not so long as they stay doped up and pay for them. As we soon learn Stan's business depends on the drug trade and like he says he's only providing a service to he community and nothing else. But the real reason is that if he doesn't he'll end up dead courtesy of the local mob who's supplies him with the drugs and want's their cut, in cash, out of them.

****SPOILERS**** It's when Sally finally gets to the bottom of who tried to frame and murdered her husband Eddie and who was really behind the fake drug sting that lead to the missing $250,000.00 in drugs that his murderer comes out of the shadows and finally reveals himself. It when Eddie who found out that the drug sting was compromised and that he's being set up as the pasty to take the fall that he hid the missing drugs in his house together with a number of documents and DVD's not only proving his innocence but who the person is who would eventually murder him. By then a number of the people, who weren't on drugs, in town together with the state troopers who finally realized that the only way to save their quite & little town was to come to Sally's rescue whom, unknown to her wannabe murderer, she alerted in advance. And ironically it was the frame, in the Hansen house, or frame up of Eddie Hansen that eventually exposed and brought Eddie's killer to justice.

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