After a ferry is bombed in New Orleans, an A.T.F. agent joins a unique investigation using experimental surveillance technology to find the bomber, but soon finds himself becoming obsessed with one of the victims.
Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
Matt Whitlock, the police chief of the small town of Banyan Key, Florida, is separated from his wife, Alex, a police homicide detective in MIami. Matt's been having an affair with Ann Merai Harrison, a woman who's separated from her abusive husband, Chris, and who says that she has cancer. When her doctor tells her of a new expensive treatment, Matt decides to give her the nearly half a million dollars in an evidence lock up that he seized from a local drug bust. When Ann and her husband turn up dead only days after naming Chief Whitlock as beneficiary on a million dollar Life insurance policy, things start heating up for Whitlock as the evidence his wife Alex is gathering stacks up against him. And as if things couldn't get worse, the D.E.A. now want the drug money a.s.a.p. Anxiety runs high for Whitlock as he scrambles to figure out who has set him up and also recover half a million dollars all while trying not to break a sweat or draw any suspicions. He's a man who is way out of ...Written by
One of the production assistants on the film was a young Reese Witherspoon. See more »
(at around 30 mins) After the scene where Matt and a Chris have a beer, Matt meets Ann as a thunderstorm brews in the distance over the water. She apologizes for the previous night when Matt witness Chris abusing her says that he must me mad and draws near him. Just after Matt playfully touches her face you can see that he says something that was edited out. Her reaction after a camera change is a slight laugh, which confirms he said something. It appears as though he says "That's right" after she says "You must really be mad at me." See more »
This should have gone straight to DVD. Perhaps it did(?)
It has the look - for the most part it's full of close ups and the camera work is full of fast and slow movements for no obvious reason - all of that will look terrible on the big screen but is pretty much standard for TV. And since there are so many close ups, neither achieves the punch that a more restrained use would provide - and at the same time the film doesn't have to show the lack of production values.
The plot is too predictable and the suspense consists mostly of eerie music that we recognize from countless TV productions also - it does not work.
Only for die-hard fans of the always reliable Denzel Washington.
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