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Proximity (2001)

An inmate serving time for vehicular homicide, overhears prison guards discussing plans for a murder and becomes a target himself.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... William Conroy
Jonathan Banks ... Price
Kelly Rowan ... Anne Conroy
Terrence 'T.C.' Carson ... Yaskin (as T. C. Carson)
Joe Santos ... Clive Plummer
Mark Boone Junior ... Eric Hawthorne (as Mark Boone Jr.)
David Flynn David Flynn ... Lawrence
James Coburn ... Jim Corcoran
Scott Plate Scott Plate ... David Dart
Patrick E. Mahoney Jr. Patrick E. Mahoney Jr. ... Stephen Conroy
Jack Sender Jack Sender ... Glaser
Anthony McKay ... Richard Sherwood
Robert Ellis Robert Ellis ... Guard Pattison
Kimberly A. Osborne Kimberly A. Osborne ... Leah Gibson (as Kim Osborne)
Rick Williams Rick Williams ... Cole
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Storyline

Professor William Conroy, otherwise a model citizen, serves jail time for a car accident which proved fatal for his lover and student. In prison, he hears 'too much' about the murder of fellow inmate Evan, whose assertions he ignored that the deaths in their penitentiary multiplied suspiciously. Dirty jailer, Price, accidentally messes up the warden's instructions to get Conroy murdered by ruthless killer Lawrence during a transport. Conroy has some trouble convincing even his lawyer Eric Hawthorne he's the target of a manhunt. They and investigative reporter David Dart discover the dirty part played by Jim Corcoran's rich and influential 'Justice for victim families' vigilante society. Written by KGF Vissers

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He's closing in on the truth. The killers are closing in on him.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2002 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A törvényen túl See more »

Filming Locations:

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rob Lowe received sever third degree on his face and back and lost two thirds of his ring finger while making this movie. See more »

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When Ofc. Yaskin (Terrence 'T.C.' Carson I) is looking through the binoculars in the car, he is looking through the wrong end. You can tell by the rubber eye pieces and how small the openings are on the side you can see. See more »

Quotes

William Conroy: Do you know the reason people drink coffee?
Cab Driver: No why?
William Conroy: People have a thing about stuff they drink.
William Conroy: they believe it gives them some type of control over the illusion of being tired.
Cab Driver: I'm not following you.
William Conroy: Your not following me? let me tell you something buddy this concept that you have where you think I'm a type of leader that can be followed is wrong dead wrong.
Cab Driver: Ok jack you lost me.
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No One Can Save Me But My Baby
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Performed by John Hammond
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Two movies for the price of one
13 September 2010 | by dieter-verhofstadtSee all my reviews

I saw this alleged B-level movie on a sleepless night. Although these conditions hardly qualify to say that a movie caught your attention because it was so good, I must admit I found it very intriguing, not because of its quality, but because of half its quality. I'll explain.

The strange thing about this movie is that it appears to be made in two stages, clearly distinct in cinematography, script and acting. I'm not saying it was, but it would explain why these two parts are so different.

In the "background part", the mechanics of the Justice For Victims movement are displayed, with victims and relatives lamenting the abstracted judicial system which is too lenient on perpetrators and does not care about the victims' justice. The movement's chief sets up an alternative circuit, where perpetrators are killed or "sentenced to death" so to speak, paying the killers with money financed by the victims, while some of it sticks to the hands of the movement's chief and the corrupt prison manager. This whole idea of restoring the old "eye for an eye" has been crafted very well, with sublime acting by the victims in an almost documentary fashion, and the intense characterization of the chief, whose motives are revenge, money, power and some true sense of justice altogether. It installs a double bind with the viewer, who sympathizes with the victims but struggles with the morals of revenge outside law.

The "foreground part" however, starring Rob Lowe, is your way below average stupid "escape, run and get shot at" B-movie, with only a handful of villain guards and a mole inmate running and shooting about, complete with a romantic happy end, pulling the movie away from reality entirely.

I could not help but feel that this movie was initially based on a sublime script, when half way some box office oriented but lame producer entered the scene, replaced the story writers with cheap off-shore scenarists and added a bunch of stars to turn it into an easy going action movie. It must have gone like that. How else to explain the discrepancy between the two parts?


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