Facing the Enemy

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1 h 34 min2001R
Griff McCleary is a cop whose son shot himself with Griff's gun. A year later both he and his wife are still reeling from it. While investigating a murder-suicide, he finds a girl named Nikki and gets entangled in another gruesome death.
Directors
Robert Malenfant
Starring
Linden AshbyMaxwell CaulfieldMaxwell Caulfield
Genres
SuspenseAction
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Melanie WilsonCynthia Preston
Producers
Pierre DavidKen SandersNoël A. Zanitsch
Studio
Proven Entertainment
Rating
R (Restricted)
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3.2 out of 5 stars

11 global ratings

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Jerry DavisReviewed in the United States on June 1, 2013
3.0 out of 5 stars
Liked the movie
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The movie had some suspense, and a few twists. Overall it was good. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys suspense
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CathyReviewed in the United States on March 29, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
bad acting
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The story line was bad. I kept watching thinking that it would get better but it never did.....
Tari GrantReviewed in the United States on June 8, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
movie
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Movie was bought as a gift for my son for Christmas. I am replacing all his VHS tapes with DVD's They arrived in good condition an on time. Thank you.
Nicole smithReviewed in the United States on May 23, 2015
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getaldine mcneilReviewed in the United States on January 22, 2015
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next chapter booksReviewed in the United States on May 14, 2007
3.0 out of 5 stars
Melodramatic Themes Overwhelm Thrills In Well-Produced Suspense Effort.
This attempt at making a "thriller", shot primarily within the west San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, is intended to create suspense in a viewer, but sentimentality that lurks upon the sidelines quite often usurps the scenario, and while generally suitable for the plotline characterizations, it also serves to soften the film's narrative effect, principally due to hackneyed elements that mottle the tale of a police detective's endeavour to defend himself against the stratagems of a professional assassin. A Los Angeles Police Department detective, Griff McCleary (Linden Ashby), observes his young son accidentally kill himself, using McCleary's hand gun, an event that apparently finishes his marriage to an emotionally shattered spouse, Olivia (Alexandra Paul), yet this is but one of Griff's problems since, only a year later, when attempting to solve a double homicide, he finds himself in deep trouble with his employer after a suspect in the homicide case, Nikki Mayhew (Cynthia Preston) dies in his apartment, leading to disciplinary suspension from his job, an apparent end to any hope of reconciliation with his estranged wife, and to being stalked by Harlan (Maxwell Caulfield), the late Nikki's husband, a killer for pay. There is a good deal here to recommend in this film that benefits from above-standard production values, with several of those involved having worked together in other pictures. The direction by Rob Malenfant is neatly paced and his, coupled with cinematographer Steve Adcock's, decision to consistently employ closeups, permits a capable cast to create roles, while crisp editing by Bernard Gribble and the well-integrated scoring of Richard Bowers are correspondingly salutary, as is the designing. Unfortunately, the film is hampered by a largely uninspired screenplay and it is this failing that lowers the entire piece to its level of mediocrity. The players perform well, Caulfield furnishing one of his better performances, while Preston wins the acting laurels here as a somewhat unwilling siren for high stakes badger games. A New Concorde DVD version includes some cast biographic notes along with the movie's original trailer, and provides top-flight visual and sound reproduction.
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