Award-winning documentary filmmaker Lauren Wilde makes another on criminals on death-row and the effects of their executions on local communities. In Hillsdale, car mechanic and graphic artist Kevin Reese, with a mild substance abuse problem, is one of 2 on 30 Oregon convicts actually about to get the lethal injection. The community refuses to cooperate, detective in charge and governor-appointed liaison Tom Redler even 'lost the file'. Kevin's employer and roommate are the first of a series of witnesses who make Lauren believe he's innocent and framed. Forensic expert Patty Sutton and his own deputy make her believe Redler is the killer, who will stop at nothing to hide the truth. Written by
Here's a story that seems to take itself seriously, then socks the viewer a conclusion so unlikely it would give O'Henry a conniption.
Not only that but it's irritating to sit through. Paget Brewster is annoyingly shrill as an investigative reporter who browbeats those who don't cough up the information she seeks. Doron Bell, an African-American actor, has the thankless role of following her around with a camera and getting run off the road to his death when her questions get too inconvenient.
Antonio Cupo and Ona Graver do well as a pair of sexy lovers and Jon Pine is good as a grease monkey with a romantic streak.
This TV movie wasn't really worth the two hours it took to slog through. Entirely forgettable!
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