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Jane Doe: How to Fire Your Boss (2007)

Jane Doe sets out to track down a killer who is targeting fellow CSA agents.

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James A. Contner

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Dean Hargrove (creator), Ethlie Ann Vare (teleplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lea Thompson ... Cathy Davis
Joe Penny ... Frank Darnell
William R. Moses ... Jack Davis
Jessy Schram ... Susan Davis
Zack Shada ... Nick Davis
Stanley Kamel ... Dr. Jared Fox
Erin Gray ... Laura Sands
Scott Paulin ... Phil Sands
Shashawnee Hall ... Mitch Evans
Steve Vinovich ... Doug Coleman
Corey Mendell Parker ... Brian Ennis
James C. Victor ... Roy Baxter
Caroline Williams ... Alana Devlin
Mark Holton ... Rob Ryan
Lynn Griffith Lynn Griffith ... Gwen
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After two CSA agents assassinate their mentors but don't remember the crimes, master puzzle-solver Cathy Davis, a.k.a. Jane Doe, connects the incidents to a secret government experiment in mind control. Now, Cathy must quickly uncover who is behind this murderous mission -- before the next agent kills. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Experimentation in mind control takes a deadly toll

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jane Doe: How to Fire Your Boss See more »

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Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Superior entry in the Jane Doe series boasts superior supporting cast and a few unforeseen twists
22 January 2009 | by herbqediSee all my reviews

There are plenty of plot twists and fine performances by supporting characters to go around in this 2007 entry in Hallmark's Jane Doe Mystery series. The result is a very enjoyable 84 minutes.

For those not familiar with the CSA agent whose cover is working for a puzzle company while being wife and mother of the typical American family, the agency intrigue here is much more multi-layered and provides a much broader spectrum of performances than in previous entries. Joe Penny, Scott Paulin, Erin Gray, Shashawnee Hall, Caroline WIlliams, and Steve Vinovich all provide solid characterizations with signature quirks in their roles in the mystery. THe extraordinary performances are added by the late Stanley Kamel whose misuse of a CSA protocol was a highlight of the film for me and Richard Libertini as the old scientist abandoned to live like a crazy man in the desert.

The other interesting part here is the acting of the actor who played the son, relatively undistinguished in the earlier entries. Here, he gets something to do with a subplot on an unconventional and somewhat unethical way of making money and how he handles it in a way that is parents can live with. The fellow playing the corrupt developer is also quite good in giving his own signature to a hackneyed and stereotyped caricature.

Overall, of course, we're talking about a TV murder mystery. The only reason we call it a movie instead of an episode of a TV series is that it happens to be longer than an hour. All that said, How TO FIre Your Boss is more novel, more interesting, and more amusing than most such entries.


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