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Jane Doe is the real name of arms manufacturer Cy-Kor's recently fired security password employee with top clearance, whose teenage son Michael is kidnapped. She obeys the bizarre instructions, including getting and learning to use a gun and downloading a secret file (after which her work post starts totally deleting), dumping both in a dumpster and waiting nearby, only to witness the company's CEO Churnings being shot by a sniper using an identical weapon. Michael is released, but the pair is now wanted for the murder and both are abducted by armed men, who bring them to a ranch. There they are welcomed by Michael's father, David Doe, who discloses to be an agent of the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), and so is Michael, who used her clearance as the whole thing is a sting for the kidnapping and murder's brain, Avery, so he will sell the enemy false data. Alas David's DIA-partner Kurt Simmons and their boss Phelps have a dirty agenda... Written by
Enjoyable. Fast-paced, especially at the beginning, will grip you. This is good. Story is no-nonsense, especially at the beginning, it doesn't wait for you, you have to hurry to catch up. This is as it should be.
Lowe is OK in his role, so are the others, Hatcher is very very good. Cox is a real treat.
But these are artists one assumes trying to make a bit of a comeback. There are so many movies like this, made for TV, and they all go the same way - why?
For there is little wrong with the directing, or the editing, or the music, or the special effects, or the acting.
It's always the screenplay. It's always the screenplay which fades, perhaps just a bit, just enough to make the movie dip down in your esteem beneath the "this is great" level - just enough so that said actors, directors, editors etc. never get the second chance they work so hard for.
But see this one. Made for TV rarely gets better.
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