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Presumed Dead (2006)

PG-13 | | Thriller | TV Movie 8 May 2006
An intelligent international crime writer attempts to out wit a clever homicide detective, only to be trapped by her in his own intricate scheme.


George Mendeluk


Keith Shaw (as Lindsay James)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Sherilyn Fenn ... Detective Mary Anne Cooper
Duncan Regehr ... Seth Harmon
Rhonda Dent ... Paige Stevenson
Jay Brazeau ... Prof. Dunnigan
Colin Foo ... Dr. Li
Pascale Hutton ... C.C. Woodruff (as Pascal Hutton)
Blu Mankuma ... Capt. Dade
Chandra Berg Chandra Berg ... Amanda Cooper
J. Douglas Stewart ... D.A. Lister
Susanna Uchatius Susanna Uchatius ... Dr. Horton
Elan Ross Gibson Elan Ross Gibson ... Ellie
Sean Allan Sean Allan ... George Winters
Tracy Trueman ... Heather Mason
Judith Maxie ... Judge Tobias
Danielle Dunn-Morris Danielle Dunn-Morris ... Ms. Novak


At the home of famed crime novelist, Seth Harmon, a young woman, Paige Stevenson mysteriously disappears. Harmon is the prime suspect. The task of piecing together this bizarre missing person case falls on Detective Mary Anne Cooper. During the investigation, Cooper the cop battles wits with Harmon the crime novelist. But the closer Detective Cooper gets to the truth, the more layers of a bizarre plot and puzzle she encounters... Written by Lindsay James

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The main character Mary Anne Cooper, played by Sherilyn Fenn (who became famous for her role in Twin Peaks (1990)) has the same surname as "Twin Peaks"' main character Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan). Both characters are called 'Coop' by their fellow detectives or FBI agents. See more »


At around 14 minutes in, Detective Cooper lays papers and two objects on the table in the interview room. At around 16 minutes one of the objects is missing but reappears in less than a minute. See more »

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Worst movie I've watched in 2010
12 December 2010 | by anderson_d_almeidaSee all my reviews

The year is coming to a close and I have a sure winner for the worst of the year. The only movie I voted 1 in 2010.

I took notes of my thoughts (as I usually do) but after 15 minutes I had listed so many problems that I decided to stop it: the list had gotten way too long. From that point on I just sat back and watched, asking myself if I should trust my eyes and ears: could a movie be that bad?

The story is ridiculous. Written by Keith Shaw under the name of Lindsay James (would that be the name he signs when he writes something that even he is ashamed of?)

Should I bother to disclose this? Well, the person we think will end up being right is - surprise! - right. Evidences are tampered, a venal "expert" is bought off - selling his "expertise" to the highest bidder -, a forensic lab technician also breaks the law, but the end justify all those less than laudable means. And, talking about laudable, the person who orchestrates all that is commended for doing that. (In 2 other movies I've watched recently where the cops planted or tampered with evidence, at least they ended up dead and looked upon in shame). I can only hope that law enforcement in my city works a little bit differently.

Direction is confusing. The director tries hard to makes us think in certain directions intending to surprise us. It certainly didn't work in my case.

Performances are laughable. I actually liked John Tench as the butler. Do you think you ever saw a stereotypical butler? The butler that jokes are made about? Well, think again and watch him. His scenes made the movie look like a spoof of horror movies. I thought Leslie Nilsen would show up next.

I may keep the DVD: it provides valuable lessons on how NOT to make a movie.

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8 May 2006 (USA) See more »

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Crime Sob Suspeita See more »


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