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The Front (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.


Tom McLoughlin


John Pielmeier (teleplay), Patricia Cornwell (novel)



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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


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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Release Date:

17 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Patricia Cornwell: The blond waitress in the beginning who says "Your table is ready Ns. Lamont" is the author herself. See more »

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A little trite but characters were good
24 September 2013 | by januaryman-1See all my reviews

The Front is a bit trite as far as the plot goes, but most characters have depth enough to make watching this Lifetime movie worth watching.

Daniel Sunjata makes an interesting detective, and he seems at ease with his role. Diahann Carroll also has an interesting character as Sunjata's grandmother. Ashley Williams has an adequately damaged character but her performance is a bit thin in places but fine in others. Andie MacDowell is very sleazy and a bit one-dimensional. Patricia Cornwell makes a cameo appearance. Dane Dehann stands out in his portrayal.

While the characters have depth, their dialog doesn't. That is the norm for this type of production. These films get made without a prolonged effort. It is a four-door sedan of a movie. Don't set your expectations too high and you won't be disappointed by the film.

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