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Slow Burn (2000)

Wilder (original title)
R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 13 May 2003 (USA)
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The murder of the ex-wife of Doctor Sam Charney (Rutger Hauer) leads Detective Della Wilder (Pam Grier) to uncover a series of women's murders somehow linked to a big pharmaceutical company.

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Rodney Gibbons
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pam Grier ... Detective Della Wilder
Rutger Hauer ... Dr. Sam Dennis Charney
Romano Orzari ... Detective Harlan Lee
John Dunn-Hill John Dunn-Hill ... Captain Jerry Crandall
Eugene Clark ... Attorney Marlowe King
Serge Houde ... Walker Grimes
Richard Robitaille Richard Robitaille ... Ricky Harwell
Simone-Élise Girard ... Sophie Gorka
Frank Schorpion ... Harry Perl
Sasha Dominique Sasha Dominique ... Lisa Sears
Linda Smith Linda Smith ... Barbar Pieczkowa
Greg Kramer Greg Kramer ... Dugald Ferdinand
Noel Burton Noel Burton ... Hospital Spokesperson
Robert Higden ... NRC Official
Andrea Sadler ... Leslie Holt
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The murder of the ex-wife of Doctor Sam Charney (Rutger Hauer) leads Detective Della Wilder (Pam Grier) to uncover a series of women's murders somehow linked to a big pharmaceutical company.

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murder | doctor | pharmaceutical | cop | See All (4) »

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Her first suspect is her only hope for survival.


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Rated R for violence, sexuality, language and drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Slow Burn See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Absolutely awful! A dull and dreary so-called mystery that should be avoided by fans of Pam Grier and Rutger Hauer.
16 February 2003 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

As soon as I picked this one of off the shelf warnings were going off in my head ("Bad movie alert! Danger! Danger!). Call me ridiculously optimistic, or just plain dumb, but I still rented it just the same. Seventies blaxploitation icon Pam Grier ('Coffy', 'The Big Doll House', 'Jackie Brown',etc.) is a favourite of mine, as is Rutger Hauer ('Blade Runner', 'Flesh & Blood', 'Salute Of The Jugger'), and the prospect of seeing them act together was just too much for me to ignore. The packaging made this look like another tired serial killer "thriller", the kind that should star Michael Madsen or Eric Roberts or James Russo or Chris Penn and go straight to video. But it is in fact even less interesting than that. The movie quickly degenerates into a lame conspiracy mystery, and smells very much like a failed TV pilot. Grier plays a one dimensional sassy cop, Hauer a very dull Doctor who is initially her leading suspect. The chemistry between the two is zilch, and my goodwill towards both performers is still not enough to forgive this absolutely awful waste of time. I'm straining myself trying to think of anything it all about it to recommend viewing it, but coming up with a big fat zero. Avoid this one at all costs.


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