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Original Sins (1995)

On Jonathan Frayne's radio talk show, the guilty call in to reveal their darkest sins. But when one mysterious caller confesses to murder, Jonathan is inextricably drawn into the case--and ... See full summary »

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John Pielmeier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Harmon ... Johnathan Frayne
Julianne Phillips ... Becka Sharp
Ron Perlman ... Chas Bradley
David Clennon ... Jimbo
Gustave Johnson ... Det. Mark Kanin (as Gus Johnson)
Betty Miller ... Doris Campisi
Sarah Trigger ... Laura
Patrick Donnelly Patrick Donnelly ... Assistant Sound Man
Kate Bennis Kate Bennis ... Woman in Past
William Young William Young ... Priest
Bronia Wheeler Bronia Wheeler ... Nun (as Bronia Stefan Wheeler)
Alexandra Loria Alexandra Loria ... Margo
Jason Raposa Jason Raposa ... Boy #1
Bo Chun Bo Chun ... Boy #2
William Mathis William Mathis ... Night Guard
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On Jonathan Frayne's radio talk show, the guilty call in to reveal their darkest sins. But when one mysterious caller confesses to murder, Jonathan is inextricably drawn into the case--and soon finds himself a pawn in the psychopath's menacing game. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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True confessions can lead to anything...even murder

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Acts of Contrition See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Mark Harmon played a former Marine stationed in Lebanon in the telefilm 'Original Sins' (1995). He later played a former Marine on the hit TV series 'NCIS' (2003). See more »

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Average TVM that's sunk by its complete predictability. **1/2 out of *****
12 March 2010 | by CelticnationalistSee all my reviews

ORIGINAL SINS or it's alternative title ACTS OF CONTRITION is another one of those 'Radio DJ menaced by mad caller films' it's a sort of low rent PLAY MISTY FOR ME.

TV series regular and Tom Cruise lookalike Mark Harmon (NCIS) IS Johnathan Frayne, who starts a call-in radio show in Boston where listeners call and tell him their deepest secrets - when a mysterious caller confesses to Murder and draws Frayne into a deadly game.

Harmon is the best thing about this thoroughly average TVM - the acting is strictly TV grade, The worst aspect of ORIGINAL SINS - like I say in my summary, is the COMPLETE predictability of the entire plot, You know who the perpetrator is within 10, maybe 15 Minutes at the most and the film doesn't make the most of its Boston locations.

Co-Starring Julianne Phillips and Ron 'Hellboy' Perlman.

Harmon keeps it watchable, but only just.

It gets a **1/2 out of ***** from me, but only because of Harmon - without him my vote would be a lot lower.

First broadcast in May 1995 on U.S. Network 'CBS'.


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