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Sleeper thriller better than most action flicks,
This review is from: The Kane Files (DVD)
By Jim Clark, publisher, Lee County Courier, Tupelo, MS
Remember John Q? You know a desperate father (Denzel Washington) takes hospital staff hostage when his HMO'refuses to pay for his son's life changing surgery.
Well, this is that type of story, except the father is a reformed hit man.
Scott Kane (Drew Fuller) made a promise to his fiancee Anna (Whitney Able) that if she would marry him he would leave his checkered past behind. She said yes. He left everything behind. The two had a son, who is now seven, and been diagnosed, after a heart attack, with having to have a transplant. They are barely getting by and have no insurance.
Out of options Scott goes to his old boss, Daniel Morgan (William Atherton), who says he'll take care of all the boy's expenses if Scott will kill an adversary. Scott agrees. Anna says she'll leave him if he goes through with it, but eventually caves in.
Of course, Morgan doublecrosses Scott and he winds up in prison. Morgan has the local sheriff, Jace Olsen (Ethan Embry) on the payroll and has him put a hit out on Scott from the inside.
FBI agent James Thompson (William Devane) wants Scott to turn evidence so they can convict Morgan, but our anti-hero has other plans.
He manages to escape with plans to save his son and kill his foes. A tough order when the real police, FBI, crooked sheriff and mob all want you.
This is one of the best sleeper movies out there.