Emmanuelle Vaugier in A Trace of Danger (2010)

Same Old Danger

Following another successful day in court, top lawyer Kate (Emmanuelle Vaugier) returns home where she receives a call from former High School sweetheart Dave (Ivan Sergei) whose wife was brutally murdered and now the entire town suspects him of being the murderer. Returning to Point Verde to see Dave and take on his case Kate soon discovers that her return is not welcomed by others as her car is vandalised, she is almost run of the road and so on despite Kate's father Frank (Garry Chalk) being the town's sheriff. But it seems that the threats are more than just angry friends of the deceased and there is someone trying to prevent the truth from coming out.

I will give "A Trace of Danger" some credit, 20 minutes in and I hadn't already worked out who the murderer was. In truth after 20 minutes we have only met a handful of characters, two of which have nothing to do with the story, but at least for once this is a TV movie which holds back from revealing who the killer is or making it too obvious who the killer is. But beyond that "A Trace of Danger" is nothing special, a typical TV movie where a woman plays detective to solve a case, gets in to danger and of course finds some romance along the way.

Ivan Sergei in A Trace of Danger (2010)

As such there isn't a great deal to be said about "A Trace of Danger" as we watch Emmanuelle Vaugier as Kate try to build her defence case when it comes to Dave and having to deal with someone trying to scare her off to keep the truth hidden. It has all the typical elements, an early scene of Kate showing how good she is in court with a closing speech which to most people would not work. There are also scenes of danger as we have a scene of someone trying to run her off the road and of course that romantic aspect as she gets close to Dave again. But there is nothing really out of the ordinary when it comes to what happens in "A Trace of Danger" and other than it features an attractive cast who are shot to capture their looks the only good thing about it is that as I said it holds back when it comes to revealing who is behind it all making you wait till pretty much the movie's end.

What this all boils down to is that "A Trace of Danger" is not the worst TV movie I have ever seen but it is only an extremely typical one and so is the sort of movie which is only for those who enjoy the easy going nature of made for TV movies.