Two Fathers: Justice for the Innocent (1994) Robert Conrad, George Hamilton, Danny Goldring, Mary Mulligan Movie Review

Two Fathers: Justice for the Innocent (1994)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Robert Conrad in Two Fathers: Justice for the Innocent (1994)

Chalk n Cheese Vigilantes

8 years earlier when working class Stackhouse's (Robert Conrad) daughter and wealthy businessman Trent's son (George Hamilton) were killed by a man called Wilder (Danny Goldring) they took matters in to their own hands to make sure that he was brought to justice. But now Wilder has managed to escape from a maximum security prison and not only does Trent feel like the justice system has failed them but is concerned that Wilder will be coming after them. Despite reluctant and concerned about holding on to his job Stackhouse eventually agrees to help and this unlikely duo end up going after the bad guy once again.

The opening to "Two Fathers: Justice for the Innocent" features a helicopter view over a city at night accompanied by a saxophone heavy soundtrack, it is an opening which screams early 90s TV movie and unfortunately there were many TV movies which started like this were cheesy at best. Whilst "Two Fathers: Justice for the Innocent" isn't overly cheesy it isn't overly anything and ends up at best a forgettable distraction when you can't find anything else to watch.

George Hamilton in Two Fathers: Justice for the Innocent (1994)

The trouble is that "Two Fathers: Justice for the Innocent" is extremely generic starting with the saxophone heavy soundtrack which has a riff which it keeps on playing over and over again. This is followed by an odd couple style set up where we have the blue collar, working class Stackhouse and the extremely wealthy Trent who of course are unlikely buddies but are exactly that which means some chalk n cheese humour. Throw in a few near misses with Wilder almost tracking them down as well as Stackhouse being haunted by the loss of his daughter and then his wife. I could go on but I would bet a week after watching about the only thing you will remember are some of the movies cornier scenes.

What this means is that "Two Fathers: Justice for the Innocent" relies heavily on the appeal of Robert Conrad and George Hamilton as these odd couple fathers looking for justice. There is some entertainment from this with Conrad giving Stackhouse just enough humour to make him entertaining whilst George Hamilton has that posh aspect going on which works well with Conrad's working class. But there is nothing stand out about their performances or anyone else's and is another reason why the movie ends up forgettable.

What this all boils down to is that "Two Fathers: Justice for the Innocent" is an okay, watch once, made for TV movie for those who still enjoy 90s dramas. But there is absolutely nothing special about it and is the sort of movie you forget not longer after watching it.