The Heart of Justice (1992)

TV Movie   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery


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A rich and famous writer of trash novels is shot and the killer suicides. A golden boy reporter gets the story 30 minutes later. He investigates the disturbed killer, his cute sister and rich parents for a "why".


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11 October 2016 | Chase_Witherspoon
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| Murder he wrote
Meandering tale of a wealthy family embroiled in a murder scandal with hot shot reporter Stoltz becoming enamoured by the sultry, enigmatic daughter (Connelly) in his obsessive pursuit of landing the big scoop to feed his ambitions of fame and fortune.

Tries for a film noir feel, but doesn't make the grade wasting a whole lot of talent in the process. Most of star-billed Hopper's role is seen in flashbacks, whilst fellow veterans Price and Dillman have only relatively small contributions to a rather muddled mystery. I preferred the Stoltz-Connelly mind games that were maturing, alas they were overtaken midway by Mulroney's bizarre social handicap whose delusional behaviour becomes progressively more paranoid as the climax approaches.

But despite the potential, the movie is really no more than a feature-length episode of a Murder She Wrote or similar whodunit, with too much telegraphed and consequently, very few surprises to entertain any armchair sleuth who might be hoping for something more mysterious.

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Release Date:

20 February 1993

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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