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Darkness Before Dawn

Darkness Before Dawn (1993)

This is a two handed review because there are two sides to "Darkness Before Dawn". So on one hand here is a movie which is probably one of the most realistic looks at addiction that you will come across in a movie. We see how for an addict the temptation is ...

Jack Reed: A Search for Justice

Jack Reed: A Search for Justice (1994)

Mid 90s made for TV crime movie involving a cop and one which is the 2nd of 5 movies in a series. I say all that because "Jack Reed: A Search for Justice" is very typical of this sort of crime movie from the mid 90s and whilst the second movie in a series ca...

There Was a Little Boy

There Was a Little Boy (1993)

"There Was a Little Boy" could have been a truly fantastic movie in fact it comes very close to being something very special but something prevents it, something which I will get to later. But let's start with the opening, a nicely atmospheric opening which ...

Stalking Laura

Stalking Laura (1993)

I was pretty sure I knew what to expect from "Stalking Laura" as not only were we in the realms of 90s TV movies but also one based on a true story of a stalker. In fact I wasn't expecting a great deal because of the casting of Richard Thomas, not because of...

Untamed Love

Untamed Love (1994)

"Untamed Love" is based on the novel "One Child" by psychologist Torey Hayden which is an account of her work with a troubled and abused young girl. I have not read "One Child" but from the opinions I came across of "Untamed Love" it seems that this made for...

The Whereabouts of Jenny

The Whereabouts of Jenny (1991)

There are a lot of TV movies which are just so so, trading on familiar storylines which are overly sweet and there is nothing wrong with that as they serve a purpose but occasionally you come across one which stands out as being different. "The Whereabouts o...

Children of the Mist

Children of the Mist (1993)

"Children of the Mist" is also known as "They Watch" and is a movie which is now over 2 decades old. Surprisingly it has aged well and whilst its star Patrick Bergin now looks older as does his co-star Vanessa Redgrave it could easily have been made in the p...

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The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery (1959)

The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery (1959)

George Fowler (Steve McQueen - The Towering Inferno), wanting to make a fresh start of his life and go to college agrees to be a getaway driver for a gang of robbers including his former girlfriend's brother Gino (David Clarke). But George only wants to drive the car, he doesn't want to do the stealing or holding up which is okay with gang leader John Egan (Crahan Denton). But with no money till they actually pull of the robbery George finds himself visiting Gino's sister Ann (Molly McCarthy) an...


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