Monica Barrett (played by Anne Archer) is a widow and a respected judge with a daughter in her late twenties. After she is nominated to the United States Supreme Court she meets Jack Sullivan (Michael Shanks), a charismatic Irishman who claims to be an up and coming writer. The truth is far different, and more frightening. A criminal and psychopath, Jack turns Monica's much-needed holiday into a nightmare. Monica must make a tough choice - to keep the incident a secret, or to risk making it public - and must determine whether Jack's actions are the random act of a psychopath or just part of a much larger political agenda. Written by
An attractive widow and powerful judge falls victim to a handsome psychopath and political intrigue.
Anne Archer is one of the premier actresses of our time having co starred in the classic movie "Fatal Atrraction" for which she received an Acamdey Award nomination. She has also costarred with such talented male stars as Harrison Ford, Micahel Douglas and Gene Hackman. In "Judicial Indescretion" Anne has an accomplished actor Michael Shanks co-starring, who, with the right opportunities, will emerge as a talent to be reckoned with. And it's great to see that Anne has not lost any of her talent, acting abilities nor beauty as she delivers a virtuoso performance. The film is intelligent, riveting at times and socially relevant. Ms Archer is never strident, when lesser actors would be, and always credible with her understated and haunting performance. However, she emerges at the end, not a victim, but a woman empowered. It's too bad that we can't have women of her character in office. Or is that also the message of this subtly directed film?
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