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Clean and Narrow (2000)

R | | Drama | 21 January 2000 (USA)
An ex-convict tries to make an honest living and take care of his girlfriend and her mentally slow brother.

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William Katt
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jack Noseworthy ... Buddy
Laura Leighton ... Marie
Jackie Belvin Jackie Belvin ... Girlfriend
Wings Hauser ... Sheriff Brand
Paul Francis ... Wayne Small
Wes Culwell Wes Culwell ... Fergouson
William Katt ... George
Sondra Locke ... Betsy Brand
Kevin Rankin ... Tommy lee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeffrey Blizzard Jeffrey Blizzard ... E.J.
Jackson Burns Jackson Burns ... Liquor Clerk (as Jackson Earl Burns)
Margot Hartman Margot Hartman ... Mrs. Walker
Marietta Marich Marietta Marich ... Arlene Riley
Sue Rock ... Lola
Victoria Sayeg Victoria Sayeg ... George's Daughter
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An ex-convict tries to make an honest living and take care of his girlfriend and her mentally slow brother.

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ex convict | independent film | See All (2) »

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Drama

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Rated R for sexual content and some violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2000 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas City, Texas, USA

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Not Worth Your Time
31 August 2001 | by austin6174See all my reviews

The Clean and Narrow is not all that original or exciting and is not really worth watching. It's a story of an ex-con, Buddy (Jeff Noseworthy) who, after claiming he's going clean, gets involved in a botched robbery with 2 friends of his that leaves a man dead. The Sheriff and his Deputy (Paul Francis) go investigate and quickly figure the three as who they think did it, but without enough evidence to arrest them. The Deputy, meanwhile, has a long-standing crush on Buddy's wife, Marie (Laura Leighton), and while Buddy's away, tries to make advances on her, making himself the evil cop in the process. Buddy tries to hide his involvement in the crime from his wife, but has to find a way out of his predicament. As I said, the story isn't all that great, and the ending isn't a whole lot better. Laura Leighton, my favorite actress from Melrose Place (and the reason I bothered with the movie), does a good job as Marie. Overall, however, the movie isn't really worth the hour and a half it runs, so unless your a fan of Leighton, this is one to skip. I give the movie 3/10 stars.


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