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Sketch Artist (1992) (TV)

Director:
Phedon Papamichael
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Crime/Thriller
NORWEGIAN TITLE
-
RUNNING TIME
88 minutes
Producer:
Brad Krevoy
Steven Stabler
Screenwriter:
Michael Angeli


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Det. Jack Whitfield Jeff Fahey
Rayanne Whitfield Sean Young
Det. Milon Frank McRae
Daisy Drew Drew Barrymore
Paul Korbel Tchéky Karyo ½
Lt. Tonelli James Tolkan
Claire Stacy Haiduk
Leese Charlotte Lewis

 

Review

An appropriately scruffy-looking Jeff Fahey turns in a believable and energetic performance as a police sketch artist who draws what he believes may be his wife based on a description by a murder witness, and must then balance his work duties while trying to figure out what happened. The Sketch Artist is a typical 1990s crime thriller in pacing and plot development, for good or worse, but the direction is slick and the film plays out like a sexy foreplay; the premise is intriguing, the music enticing, and there is steam in the air. That is until the finale, which features cardboard bad guys who would seem more at place being cuffed by Mickey Mouse than exposed by a wolf-like Fahey. A young Drew Barrymore impresses in the few scenes she has as the witness.

 

Copyright © 21.12.2011 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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