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Black Ice (1992)

A young woman on the run from a murderous rogue government agent hooks up with a pony-tailed taxi driver who reluctantly agrees to help her.

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Neill Fearnley
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joanna Pacula ... Vanessa
Michael Ironside ... Quinn
Michael Nouri ... Ben Shorr
Mickey Jones ... Lloyd Carter
Brent Neale Brent Neale ... David Yorkin
Harry Nelken Harry Nelken ... Security Guard
Arne Olsen Arne Olsen ... Eric Weaver
Gene Pyrz Gene Pyrz ... Mechanic
Thom Schioler ... Pool Player
Rick Skene ... Danny
Lee J. Campbell Lee J. Campbell ... Sheriff
Victor Cowie Victor Cowie ... Car Salesman
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Ben Shorr is a taxi driver full of debts and aspiring writer. One day, he drives the gorgeous Vanessa, who is the lover of the imminent senator Eric Weaver, home. Vanessa and Eric have a serious argument; they fight and she accidentally kills him. Vanessa is indeed an agent from the government, with a mission of get inside information and compromise the future senator with her agency. Quinn, a government killer working for the same agency, is in charge of eliminating her. Vanessa hires Ben, trying to go to Seattle and leave USA through her contacts in that area. However Quinn is hunting them down. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Passion for Murder See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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The Secret Agent, Her Lover, Her Boss and her Taxi Driver!
17 April 1999 | by Grekel ZenderSee all my reviews

Considering this is supposed to be something of an intriguing mystery thriller, it raises little in the way of suspense. So, it's a little surprising that the film has the capacity to hold your interest until the end, which is disappointedly bland.

Anyway, the film stars Joanna Pacula as an undercover agent of some sort, who contrives to accidentally kill her target after having sex with him. Hitching a ride in Nick Mancuso's taxi, she arrives at the airport only to find her boss (Michael Ironside) has received orders to kill her, as to leave no trace of the crime.

This TV movie hangs on the fact that Mancuso doesn't know who or what Pacula is until late on, although the viewer knows fairly quickly. Still, performances are more than adequate and Ironside gets to repeat his cold-hearted bad guy routine once again.


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