White Lie (1991)

TV Movie   |  PG-13   |    |  Drama


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A New York official (Hines) avenges his Southern father's racial slaying with the assistance of a doctor (O'Toole) probing her past.


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26 January 2001 | sataft-2
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| Good But Could Have Been A Lot Better!
This film had much to offer: good script, subject and general pacing. The key problem is the male lead, Gregory Hines. He is completely wrong for the part. He's a passable actor, but not one capable of projecting deep sincerity when it is called for, and the film suffers for it. All throughout the viewing, I kept thinking what Sidney Poiter or Denzel Washington could have done for this cinematic effort.

Annette O'Toole is, as always, stunning and quite effective within the limited parameters she's allowed to perform. This talented actress has never been given the respect from Hollywood and the film industry that she has long deserved.

Nevertheless, the film is entertaining and, in some limited aspects, thought provoking. It's worth a look.

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