Industrialist fortune heiress Vanessa Bowles's cherished charity, Safe Harbour home for troubled kids, is in trouble when on its very premises one of their charges in murdered. The police, ... See full summary »
Industrialist fortune heiress Vanessa Bowles's cherished charity, Safe Harbour home for troubled kids, is in trouble when on its very premises one of their charges in murdered. The police, and especially detective Ophelia MacKenzie, who was raided there, finds out there were suspiciously many other victims, and few kids made it in life. While Ophelia resumes her love affair with Vanessa's studly son, hedge fund manager Blake Thompson, uncovered secrets fall into place but the killer keeps striking, so her chief wants her off the case. Written by
The story was good in book form, but Melissa Gilbert ruined this movie
As I said, the book was pretty good and this might have been a good movie if Melissa Gilbert hadn't been so horrible and unbelievable in the lead roll. What kind of accent was that suppose to be anyway? It sounded the same as her horrible Russian accent in another movie that I have seen her in. Every time she opened her mouth I cringed. It took 3 tries before I was able to watch the entire movie. Brad Johnson was good as the other lead.
I really liked the beach location scenes. They added some much needed brightness to take your mind off of Melissa Gilberts depressing portrayal. I think they could have used San Francisco views more to their advantage though. It looked like the night scenes were actually SF, but I could be wrong. I don't recall the character in the book being this depressing.
Please keep Melissa Gilbert out of any future movies that require an accent!
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