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Dead in a Heartbeat (2002)

A man in Seattle explodes. The bomb squad investigates, leading Lt. Tom to Gillian, a surgeon, who's implanting a pacemaker that explodes. Tom and Gillian chase her other pacemaker patients before they explode plus try to find the culprit.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Judge Reinhold ... Lt. Tom Royko
Penelope Ann Miller ... Dr. Gillian Hayes
Timothy Busfield ... Franklin
Fulvio Cecere ... Detective Berman
Matthew Walker ... Dr. Hayes
Jeffrey Ballard ... Troy
Sarah-Jane Redmond ... Jessica Sara (as Sarah Jane Redmond)
Zachary Ansley ... Male Doctor
Keith Provost Keith Provost ... Anesthesiologist
Adam J. Harrington ... Coroner (as Adam Harrington)
Donna Yamamoto ... Unit Nurse
Ingrid Tesch ... OR Nurse
Jason Griffith ... 1st Cop
William S. Taylor ... Benjamin McDonald (as William Taylor)
Trevor Herman Trevor Herman ... Airport Cop
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An unlikely duo, Lieutenant Tom Royko of the Seattle Bomb Squad and renowned heart surgeon, Dr. Gillian Hayes, find themselves in a race against time to track down a disturbed bomber who is inexplicably causing Dr. Hayes' patients to explode. Written by Anonymous

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They're out for justice. He's into vengeance. The clock is ticking... and this man's got time to kill.


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3 March 2002 (USA) See more »

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90 minutes of thrills!
16 February 2002 | by cjnbSee all my reviews

The return of Judge Reinhold might have been a better title. We seldom see the one time 80's comedy king – and co-star of Beverly Hills Cop, so it's nice to see him carrying a reasonably entertaining movie.

Reinhold plays an unpaid bomb squad expert who stumbles upon a plot to blow up anything attached to a pacemaker. With the aid of a suspiciously coy and over-confident Doctor (Miller) the duo hunt down a mad bomber who has an obvious vendetta against someone in the medical profession.

Whilst Dead In A Heartbeat, is a lot lame, and a little oddball, the plot's so fresh and new that one can't helped but be engrossed in it. The idea of someone putting a bomb in pacemakers, is so preposterously absurd, that I guarantee most people will revel in the 90 odd minutes of thrills here. And it's nice to see Reinhold in a showy role for a change.


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