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The Front (2010)

TV-14 | | Crime, Mystery | TV Movie 17 April 2010
A detective in a Boston suburb is assigned by his female district attorney to reopen an old murder case, which throws his life into grave peril.

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A detective in a Boston suburb is assigned by his female district attorney to reopen an old murder case, which throws his life into grave peril.

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The blond waitress in the beginning who says "Your table is ready Ns. Lamont" is Patricia Cornwell, the author. She also appears in the 1st part of this series "At Risk" See more »

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did not hold interest
4 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I put this disc into the machine, I saw something that made my blood run cold: Lifetime.

So I have no excuse. I knew what I was in for.

The film is based on a novel by Patricia Cornwall, a very good and popular mystery novelist. She, like Mary Higgins Clark, had her books, or at least this one, sold to a cheesy production company. I'll never understand how some authors get top film productions and others are relegated to bad TV movies.

"The Front" concerns a detective (Daniel Sunjata) in Boston who is assigned by the randy female DA to an old murder case, similar to that committed by the Boston Strangler. Complications follow.

The acting ranges from fair to pathetic, with some good people wasted -- Diahann Carroll and Daniel Sunjata, specifically. Andie MacDowell as a DA was a mistake.

This is one of those unfortunate cases where you didn't care what happened to anyone, except maybe the Sunjata character.


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