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The Front (2010)

TV-14 | | Crime, Mystery | TV Movie 17 April 2010
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A detective in a Boston suburb is assigned by his female district attorney to reopen an old murder case, which throws his life into grave peril.

Director:

Tom McLoughlin

Writers:

John Pielmeier (teleplay), Patricia Cornwell (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andie MacDowell ... Monique Lamont
Daniel Sunjata ... Win Garano
Ashley Williams ... Stump
Joe Grifasi ... Mr. Zeffirelli
Dane DeHaan ... Cal Tradd
Diahann Carroll ... Nana
Zak Santiago ... Roy
Patricia Cornwell ... Waitress
Stephanie Crosby Stephanie Crosby ... Newscaster
Zoe Doyle ... Nurse #2 (as Zoé Doyle)
Rothaford Gray ... Detective #1
Staci Gruber ... Bartender
Quancetia Hamilton Quancetia Hamilton ... Aide
Heather Hanson ... Cal's Mother
Jack Hourigan ... Reporter
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A detective in a Boston suburb is assigned by his female district attorney to reopen an old murder case, which throws his life into grave peril.

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Crime | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 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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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The blond waitress in the beginning who says "Your table is ready Ns. Lamont" is Patricia Cornwell, the author. She also appears in the 1st part of this series "At Risk" See more »

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My introduction to Cornwell
20 April 2010 | by HallmarkMovieBuffSee all my reviews

This movie debuted on the Lifetime network last week in the states. I had never read a Patricia Cornwell novel, and it had been ages since I'd seen an Andie MacDowell movie. Having missed the premiere of Cornwell's "At Risk" on the same network the week before, I have just these few observations.

1. "The Front" assumes some familiarity with either Cornwell's characters or (I assume) the previous film. In "The Front," one must listen carefully for clues, not just with respect to the mystery, but regarding the identity of the characters and their relationships, as well.

2. Of the two principal actors, MacDowell and Daniel Sunjata, the latter presents the better performance. I'm sorry, but MacDowell's D.A., Monique Lamont, just didn't convince me as worthy of her office. In fact, I can't imagine how she ever got elected. (Or, as the governor's mistress, did she somehow get appointed?)

3. The dialog is sometimes so rapid-fire as to be unintelligible. In some scenes, notably early scenes between Sunjata's Win Garano (D.A.'s investigator) and Ashley Williams' "Stump" (cop), the conversation runs faster than that of some Harvard students I once knew, as if director Tom McLoughlin is trying to squeeze in all the words in the time allotted.

In short, this movie is probably not the easiest one with which to familiarize one's self with the work of Partricia Cornwell.


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