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Ed McBain's 87th Precinct
Ed McBain's 87th Precinct
Actors: Alex McArthur, Randy Quaid, Ving Rhames
Director: Bruce Paltrow
Genres: Television, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2002     1hr 30min


Movie Details

Actors: Alex McArthur, Randy Quaid, Ving Rhames
Director: Bruce Paltrow
Genres: Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Television, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Allumination
Format: DVD - Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 07/01/2002
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 05/23/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)

"When you have a movie where you know the identity of the killer, you HAVE to make the story move so you don't lose interest. Unfortunately, in 8TH PRECINCT (based on Ed McBain's "Lightning") fails to provide the chills and suspense necessary when you already nowhodunit!!!! And by the end of the movie, the killer's motive is so predictable, it's almost laughable!!!
In trying to capture the "grittiness" of McBain's popular series, director Bruce Paltrow only manages to give us lifeless acting, no true suspenseful scenes, and an embarrassing romantic entanglement for Randy Quaid and deaf mute Deanne Brey. Randy is not as apt at this type of role as those in which he is allowed to release his inhibitions and chew up the scenery. Alex MacArthur as his partner who finds out his wife is cheating on him is also flaccid and uninteresting.
Good plot, weak script, poor acting, Ed deserves better than this."