Hollywood legend James Caan (The Godfather, Mickey Blue Eyes) and explosive young actor Johnathon Schaech (Splendor, How To Make An American Quilt) team up for a gripping crime thriller about the darkest kind of revenge. Seattle detective (Schaech) and his beautiful wife Jessica (Elizabeth Lackey) trade in city life for peace and quiet in the country. But after a moonlit night of romantic campingturns into an unforgettable evening of violence, Daniel is thrown into a tense, surprising investigation with town sheriff Morgan McKenna (Caan). Working together, the two men uncover a town mystery-that makes Daniel look guilty, and McKenna burn for revenge.
Originally made for television, Blood Crime
is a standard crime thriller with a better-than-usual plot. Seattle detective Daniel Pruitt (Johnathon Schaech) goes out to the country with his wife Jessica (Elizabeth Lackey, Mulholland Drive
), who is brutally attacked; hysterical, she accuses an innocent man, whom Pruitt beats severely. But when he finally contacts the local sheriff (James Caan, The Godfather
), the beaten man turns up dead and turns out to be the sheriff's son. Now Pruitt has to find the real murderer before the evidence starts pointing to him. The script isn't subtle, and as a larger mystery unfolds, some elements of Blood Crime
are a little too convenient--but the tension between Pruitt and the sheriff remains surprisingly taut, the story zips along, and--for the genre--the character motivations are unusually plausible. --Bret Fetzer