CALL IN THE HEART POLICE
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 01/25/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"CARDIAC ARREST should be arrested: the writer, director, cast, everyone involved with this intensely boring crime caper should have been put behind bars and given limited probation possibilities. Even Fred Ward who must be making one of his earliest screen performances as co-owner of an ambulance service that has more dire deeds in mind. Ditto Maxwell Gail (Barney Miller) who is cast as a distressed husband who will do anything to get a heart for his dying wife (Susan O'Connell). Garry Goodrow has the lead role of a renegade detective named Higgins who is trying to find the serial killer who is extracting the hearts from his victims. The script plods along at a snail's pace and has so many holes, it looks like Swiss Cheese. A grainy transfer to DVD with foul language bleeped out, this howler should never even been put on DVD. It's an early seventies movie, and that explains the hairdo, the Granada, and everyone lighting up cigarettes at a moment's notice. Incoherent and dull, avoid this cardiac clunker."