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Gabrielle Anwar stars in "Try to Remember," a 2004 film based on a short story by Mary Higgins Clark. Anwar plays a policewoman who returns to her hometown from Detroit after many years, only to be confronted with the old murder case of her best friend again. The killer has been released, and court witnesses are being murdered.
Mary Higgins Clark always has a heroine, one very obvious suspect (male), one or two men who might be suspects, and then one or two men who would never be suspected. It wasn't hard to figure this one out.
The cast is very attractive - besides Anwar, there is Max Martini, Diego Wallraff, and David Richmond-Peck, all lookin' good. Garry Chalk, a familiar face, plays a detective on the force.
A lot of the Mary Higgins Clark adaptations are, like this one, done in Canada, but many have been produced by Sonny Grosso. This one was not, but it isn't any better. All that's missing is Sonny's familiar Psycho-type music.
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