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At Risk (2010)

TV-PG | | Crime, Mystery | TV Movie 10 April 2010
A district attorney wants to further her political dreams by solving an old murder.


Tom McLoughlin (as Tom Mcloughlin)


John Pielmeier (teleplay), Patricia Cornwell (novel)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Andie MacDowell ... Monique Lamont
Daniel Sunjata ... Win Garano
Annabeth Gish ... Det. Delma Sykes
Barclay Hope ... Jessie Huber
Zak Santiago ... Roy
Ashley Williams ... Stump
Diahann Carroll ... Nana
Marcia Bennett ... Kim Finlay
Richard Blackburn Richard Blackburn ... C.I. Records Clerk
Paula Boudreau ... Mitzi
Leslie Carlson ... George Finlay (as Les Carlson)
Chad Connell ... Toby Huber
Patricia Cornwell ... Waitress
Stephanie Crosby Stephanie Crosby ... Newscaster #1
Dane DeHaan ... Cal Tradd (as Dane Dehaan)


A district attorney wants to further her political dreams by solving an old murder.

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Crime | Mystery


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Detective story without gore
31 July 2019 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

In this Lifetime movie, Daniel Sunjata stars as a reluctant assistant DA assigned to cases he'd rather not explore. Andie MacDowell plays his boss, and while she orders him to reopen a cold case so she can look good when she decides to run for governor, she's soon the victim of an attempted murder, which heaps another case on Daniel's plate.

If you like detective stories about old gruesome murders, but you don't like them to be too gruesome, this Lifetime movie is for you. There's a sequel, The Front, broadcasted the same year with the same cast, so you can check that one out too if you want more of the same. Yes, it's very obvious that this is a tv-movie, but if that's what you're in the mood for, there's nothing wrong with that. There's a bit of slow-motion, blackouts at just the right time, and a script that's not cringeworthy but exactly top-notch. For the squeamish out there, there are some times you'll want to look away: a decomposing corpse is shown being eaten by maggots, a photograph shows a severed head, etc. But, believe me, this isn't nearly as grizzly as it could be. The photograph looks very clean, with no blood or battered flesh, and when Andie MacDowell is threatened with her life, she whimpers quietly while the dramatic music does the rest. If you like Andie in Cedar Cove or Daniel in Rescue Me, you'll probably like this pseudo-thriller.

Kiddy Warning: Obviously, you have control over your own children. However, due to violence and upsetting images, I wouldn't let my kids watch it.

DLM warning: If you suffer from vertigo or dizzy spells, like my mom does, this movie might not be your friend. The opening credits use some camera zooms that will make you sick. In other words, "Don't Look, Mom!"

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Release Date:

10 April 2010 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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