Escape Clause

1996

Drama / Mystery / Thriller

9
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 38%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 38% · 50 ratings
IMDb Rating 5.6/10 10 866 866

Top cast

Connie Britton as Leslie Bullard
Kenneth Welsh as Owen Jessop
Andrew McCarthy as Richard Ramsay
Paul Sorvino as Lt. Gil Farrand
720p.WEB
914.92 MB
968*720
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 39 min
Seeds 40

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by richard-291 6 / 10

Pleasantly Surprising

I was cajoled into watching this TV movie by the wife, who has very positive nostalgic memories of Andrew McCarthy (Mannequin, Pretty in Pink, St Elmo's Fire) and found it to be actually rather good.

It may not have the budget of The Usual Suspects, but it's intriguing none the less as the nice plot gradually plays out. Some of the whodunnits are very obvious, as McCarthy tries to piece together who killed his wife and why, like the supposed friend and work colleague or the father in law, but overall this is one worth sticking with to the end.

Good performance by the guy of The Sopranos and also look out for the laughingly titled magazine 'Dungeon Bitch' - used to put the colleague in the frame.

As long as you don't expect too much, you'll enjoy.

R

Reviewed by Sebastian-20 6 / 10

Decent little film

Note: May contain possible spoilers!

Richard Ramsey gets a phone-call from a man who claims that Richard's wife hired him to kill him for $10,000. When he meets him one evening, the hitman is shot to death himself. Not much later his wife Sarah Ramsey is also murdered, and Richard is the main suspect. After that the story gets more complicated, and there are several people who could have murdered both. For example Abe Shinoda, a Japanese partner of Richard's. Also Richard's stepfather Owen Jessop could have had his reasons to do it. And then you have Leslie Bullard, a friend of Sarah and Richard. As I said, complicated.

Overall a decent little film, with nice acting by (for example) Paul Sorvino (Lt. Farrand), Connie Britton (Leslie Bullard), Kate McNeil (Sarah) and Andrew McCarthy (Richard), one of the less fortunate Bratpackers. I rate this film a 7/10!

Reviewed by gazineo-1 6 / 10

Good plot!

Competent mystery movie telling the murder of the wife of a well succeed young executive (Mc Carthy)which investigation leads to the belief that he is the main suspect. Full of surprises, although some of them not very well explained and with a final solution plausible, at least. I give this a 6 (six).

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