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      When Justice Fails

      R 1998 1h 31m Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 33% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Detectives Tom Chaney (Jeff Fahey) and Rod Lambeau (Carl Marotte) are trying to get to the bottom of a rather challenging case. Two sex offenders have turned up dead, and the detectives suspect attorney Katy Wesson (Marlee Matlin), a prosecutor who was unsuccessful in her attempt to throw the men in prison. For partners, Tom and Rod don't get along very well, and a lonesome Tom finds himself falling in love with the beautiful, independent Katy despite her murderous secrets. Read More Read Less

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      Louis G Horrible movie, almost impossible to believe that Marlee Matlin accepted the role! The acting is atrocious and everything else is no better Rated 1 out of 5 stars 04/13/23 Full Review kevin c This feels like a TV movie. Jeff Fahey plays a detective trying to solve the murders of a few sex offenders and gets involved with the district attorney played by Marlee Matlin, who he begins to think may be a suspect in the case. Kind of a Basic Instinct for kids, filled with shoddy police work and eye rolling dramatics. In a way it makes it kind of fun to watch. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A really good nail-biter with excellent performances from Matlin, Fahey and Marottte. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Excellent movie start to finish lots of suspense but predictable. 4 stars 9-12-12 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member SURPRISINGLY GOOD MOVIE, A LITTLE BIT OF A BASIC INSTINCT RIP OFF, BUT NOT TOTALLY. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member It was ok, but not great. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Detectives Tom Chaney (Jeff Fahey) and Rod Lambeau (Carl Marotte) are trying to get to the bottom of a rather challenging case. Two sex offenders have turned up dead, and the detectives suspect attorney Katy Wesson (Marlee Matlin), a prosecutor who was unsuccessful in her attempt to throw the men in prison. For partners, Tom and Rod don't get along very well, and a lonesome Tom finds himself falling in love with the beautiful, independent Katy despite her murderous secrets.
      Director
      Allen A. Goldstein
      Producer
      Allen A. Goldstein, Danny Rossner, Murray Shostak
      Screenwriter
      Tony Kayden
      Production Co
      Moonstone Entertainment, Shostak/Rossner Production
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 23, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 31m
      Sound Mix
      Surround