“If all revolutions went as smoothly as ours, we wouldn’t need revolutions.” – Levasseur
Number of Times Seen – Twice (1 Dec 2004 and 3 Aug 2021)
Brief Synopsis – After a State trooper is gunned by a group of anti-government militia, his best friend who is a detective tries to help the FBI seek out the culprits.
My Take on it – Intriguing made-for-TV movie that works quite well within the framework of the In the Line of Duty series.
The story s quite compelling throughout even if the production is slightly less than par.
The cast is great with Adam Arkin, Stephen Root, Miguel Ferrer, Nicholas Turturro and Dan Luria all giving nice performances.
The problem here is hat the story feels a bit too generic and the lack of real development of these characters hurts things since the reasoning behind so much of what happens isn’t explored enough.
That being said, this IS a made for TV movie and it is expected that movies like this wouldn’t dive too deeply into the characters because the point is to tell a true story to help people pass a Sunday evening in from of NBC.
The movies in this series are usually quite poignant since you know what you are suppose to get and this film does deliver from that standpoint.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When Trooper La Monico sees the car with the two terrorists go by, just before he pulls out after them, the lettering on the front fender of his NJ State Police cruiser is marked with “State Patrol”. After the trooper is shot, the same fender is now marked “State Police”. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)
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