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An energy business exec is assisted by a private investigator in his effort to expose his corporation's corrupt practices.

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Young Jimmy's Father
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Jimmy
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Limo Driver
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John Pierce (as Edward Hyland)
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Turlotte
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Sammy
Anabel Sosa ...
Lila
Helen Stenborg ...
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France 1944: during an aerial bombardment, two boys are separated from their parents; the older one helps the younger. Jump ahead to contemporary Manhattan where chief financial officer Jimmy Stevens punishes his company's murderous practices in Third World countries by setting up its stock release to fail. He knows they'll kill him in retaliation; he asks for two weeks. By telephone, using a voice disguising device, he hires a private detective, Frank Turlotte, to watch ... Jimmy. What's going on? Jimmy goes to the park where he reads a book and talks to children; he visits his aged mother. Frank observes it all. The two-week deadline approaches. What's Jimmy's game? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for some violent images | See all certifications »
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The silent movie playing on the TV is _Nosferatu (1922)_. See more »

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Wretched waste of time
25 December 2009 | by (oregon) – See all my reviews

A great film for film students to watch as it's been said one can learn the most from the most bungled projects. The endless use of trite symbolism, pointless bits of plot, total lack of character development make this a mess based on someone's unedited, overloaded psyche.

What might suck you in as it did me, is that Langella and Gould are fine actors and always interesting to look at. As you get further into the movie you may find yourself watching to see if the write's/directors can top themselves with corny, sentimental symbols and pseudo-deep meaning gobbledegook.

Wow, one of the thugs is watching a movie on TV about blood and horror. How many times have we seen that f trope? Wow, one of the main characters likes children....what a heckuva guy! Wow, someone feels guilty for helping a corporation kill innocents in pursuit of profit (when does that ever happen in real life?). Elliot Gould and Frank Langella have cut their credibility in half with me (though everyone should see him as Nixon) for taking whatever money they took to star in this thoroughly inept, amateurish tangle.


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