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A female FBI investigator takes over jurisdiction in Dear Lake, a small northern town just as a young boy is abducted. Her investigation leads to a bigger series of abductions and murders ... See full summary »

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Tami Hoag (novel), John Leekley (teleplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Valerie Bertinelli ... SBI Agent Megan O'Malley
Harry Hamlin ... Chief Mitch Holt
Karen Sillas ... Dr. Hannah Garrison
Martin Donovan ... Paul Garrison
David Marshall Grant ... Father Tom McCoy
Mariska Hargitay ... Paige Price
William Russ ... Sheriff Steiger
Colm Feore ... Deacon Albert Fletcher
Michael Cumpsty ... Dr. Garrett Wright
Tim DeKay ... Prof. Christopher Priest
Olivia Birkelund Olivia Birkelund ... Karen Wright
Katie Volding ... Jesse Holt
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Olie Swain
Jeffrey DeMunn ... SAC Bruce Di Palma
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christopher Aguayo Christopher Aguayo ... Miami Paramedic #2
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A female FBI investigator takes over jurisdiction in Dear Lake, a small northern town just as a young boy is abducted. Her investigation leads to a bigger series of abductions and murders dating back over 20 years. Her investigation also brings her into a mutual attraction with the small-town police chief who shares her investigation. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1997 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Martin Donovan and Karen Sillas both previously appeared in the movie Trust. See more »

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SBI Agent Megan O'Malley: I'm too stupid for words. I'm too stupid to live - I should die of idiocy!
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Pleasantly Surprised
5 January 2006 | by mishflinySee all my reviews

I just finished watching this on TNT. They ran all four hours from midnight to 4:00 am. I'm tired, but very pleasantly surprised by this movie.

The storyline was suspenseful and kept me guessing for the first three hours. I'm usually very good at figuring things out so it took me a while. The plot in the second half of the movie didn't feel quite as credible as the first half, but perhaps watching it in it's entirety is to blame for that. It might have played better had I seen it over two nights as it originally aired.

Valerie Bertinelli did a more than adequate job and Harry Hamlin handed in a much better performance than I've ever seen him give before. When his character was telling the story of his family tragedy to Bertinelli's character, I was completely engrossed and found him to be totally believable. I was impressed with his range. Pruitt Taylor Vince did an wonderful job. He portrayed just the right amount of creepiness.

I never read the book so I have nothing to compare it to. (I definitely want to read it now, though!) The end of the movie left me feeling somewhat dissatisfied. I don't enjoy stories that leave you with unanswered questions unless there is going to be a sequel. There obviously wasn't a second movie. Since I'm not familiar with Hoag's work, I wonder if there is a second book that addresses this issue. Does anyone know?


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