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Circumstances Unknown (1995) (TV)

Director:
Robert Michael Lewis

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Thriller
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Circumstances Unknown

RUNNING TIME
87 minutes

Producer:
Mary Eilts
Screenwriters:
Emily Shoemaker
Thomas Hood
Based on the novel by:
Jonellen Heckler


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Paul Kilgrew Judd Nelson
Dina Isabel Glasser
Tim Reushel William R. Moses
John Reushel Rhys Huber
Martin Phillip MacKenzie
Gene Reushel William B. Davis
Barbara Reushel Sheila Moore
- Duncan Fraser

 

Review

This TV-thriller is a relatively clumsy study of a phenomenon which has already been investigated more than enough in movies. The king of decline, Judd Nelson, stars as a psychotic murderer. All of Freud's theories are being swallowed, and Nelson is tasked with digesting them. Even if he doesn't quite succeed, he's at least onto something from time to time. The film is at its best when concentrating on being nothing but suspenseful. Like most TV-films from this era, this is a classically structured picture, but like most TV-films from the era it's also marred by being made with too little effort and an obvious haste, which is rarely a quality sign. The result is predictably mediocre, but at least the film's very existence indicates that there will be room for Judd Nelson in the business for quite some time still.

Copyright 11.01.1998 F G Fevang
(English version: 14.04.2021 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang)