Dead in a Heartbeat (2002)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Action Thriller, Police Detective Film  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - Canada , United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Seattle bomb-squad operative Lt. Tom Royko (Judge Reinhold) forms an uneasy alliance with brilliant but aloof heart surgeon Dr. Gillian Hayes (Penelope Ann Miller) to investigate a bizarre series of events, wherein three of Hayes' former patients have literally exploded. The culprit is a disgruntled lunatic (Timothy Busfield), determined to avenge the death of his son in a surgical accident. The modus operandi: a small explosive device, implanted in the pacemakers of the unfortunate patients. As Royko races against time to rescue a whole slew of "walking time bombs," Hayes is forced to come to terms with her own shortcomings as a medical professional -- and as a human being. Filmed in Vancouver, Dead in a Heartbeat premiered March 3, 2002 on the TNT cable network.




bomb, bomb-squad, heart-surgeon, killing-spree, malpractice, revenge