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Face Down (1997)

A private eye gets caught up in a one-night stand with a seductive woman, but then realizes when it's all too late that he's been caught up in a tangled web of murder.


Thom Eberhardt


Thom Eberhardt




Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Mantegna ... Bob Signorelli
Peter Riegert ... Lt. Coop Cooper
Kelli Maroney ... Merrie / Meredith
Cameron Thor ... Curtis Lowell
Adam Ant ... Derek Fry
J.K. Simmons ... Herb Aames
Shannon Lawson ... Emily Jones
Kent Staines ... Jacob Knutson
Diana Reis Diana Reis ... Connie Taubenfeld
Eugene Clark ... Captain McGuiness
Richard Sali Richard Sali ... Artie
Gary McMillan Gary McMillan ... Gary Ritter
Dwight Bacquie Dwight Bacquie ... Frank Narz
James Mainprize James Mainprize ... Dr. Pilch
Steve Cumyn ... Charles


When blonde bombshell Meredith Lake breezes into his office, New York private eye Bob Signorelli can't resist giving her "personal" attention. But their one-night stand becomes a deadly liaison when they are linked to a homicide; and a night of steamy passion snowballs into a marathon of madness and murder... Written by Anonymous

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A twisted tale of mind games, mystery and murder. See more »


Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Rated R for strong sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »

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Thom Eberhardt wrote the part of Meredith Lake specifically for Kelli Maroney to play. See more »


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Flawed but entertaining.....
31 March 2008 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Joe Mantegna fans will not be disappointed, as he delivers a gritty performance. Peter Riegert is totally acceptable as well. The storyline is complicated, sometimes difficult to follow, and padded with several unnecessary sex scenes which do little to advance the plot. The movie seems overlong, with too many coincidences. The noir crime aspects are glorified and not always believable. The final scene in the subway, while exciting, is a real "rubber band job" (stretch). Finally, after all the twists and turns the ultimate outcome is disappointing, because if there was a motive for all the murder and manipulation, it is murky and non-obvious. "Face Down" is never boring, but has plenty of flaws. - MERK

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Release Date:

15 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die verdeckte Karte See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Stereo | Ultra Stereo


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