The only reason I watched this film in the first place is that Kellie
Martin had a sex scene. That turned out to be a red herring. Oh, she appeared to be
completely naked, but you can't see
any fun stuff, thanks to mean old Mr. Editor. Kellie also took a shower on camera and changed
her clothes on camera, each time keeping the goodies just out of sight.
"You're thinking, "Dude, what did you expect? It's a TV movie." I know
that. I had the same thought ... until I saw a scene in a strip club which
demonstrated that nudity was obviously NOT off-limits. Patricia Stasiak
danced around topless for about a minute. Therefore, it was just Kellie who had no intention of getting naked. I guess
that's never going to happen. To my knowledge she has never done any
nudity of any kind, and the clock is ticking.
You know who she is, even if you don't immediately recognize the name.
She was on ER for a few years as Lucy Knight, then quit the series to
finish off her Yale BA in Art History. Since then she's been the star of
those Mystery Woman movies on the Hallmark Network, and has even directed
a couple of them. (If, like me, you've never actually seen one of them,
wag suggests that they're like Murder She Wrote without the senility.)
As for the movie itself, it's a plot-heavy made-for-TV effort made on a
shoestring budget, but shot in some attractive Montreal locations.
A woman (Kellie Martin) loses her realtor husband in a boating accident. Some
evil dudes appear on her doorstep and tell her that hubby owed them five
million dollars and she had better find it, or else! She then realizes
that either hubby was a really good real estate agent, or he had a
She has little luck finding any clues to hubby's secrets except for a letter to
a guy in Detroit she never heard of. She drives to
the address in Detroit where she meets another woman with the exact same story
as her own:
husband was always on the road and died the same time as Kellie's
hubby. Were the two men partners in the secret criminal enterprise, or was
their connection even more sinister? Were they killed together? Were they
even killed at all? Was the dead husband really a bad guy or a federal agent
working deep undercover?
The two women hire a cynical old bounty hunter to help them unravel the mystery
before the baddie reappears to claim the money or a pound of flesh.
You think I'm spoiling the movie for you? That is only the set-up. The
real plot hasn't even started yet, and it gets WAY more complicated. In fact, I
got lost on some of the wherefores and kept thinking that some of the
details were added only to make the plot more intricate, and were not
consistent with the established goals of the characters.
If you get started on this film, you may find the serpentine plot
intriguing enough to make it all the way through the movie, but a
reasonably clever script is all it has. The execution is mediocre and
there is no good reason why you should seek it out in the first place.