Taking the Heat (1993)

Genres - Action, Crime  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Matthew Tobey

Following up the goofy big-screen comedies Dragnet and Delirious, director Tom Mankiewicz delivered this made-for-cable thriller starring Tony Goldwyn and Lynn Whitfield. After witnessing a murder, Goldwyn finds himself pursued by a group of thugs led by mafia boss Alan Arkin. Whitfield stars as the detective assigned to ensure that Goldwyn not only doesn't flee out of fear for his life, but stays alive long enough to testify at the murder trial. Along the way, as the two spend more time together, a romance ensues. Peter Boyle, George Segal and Will Patton round out the cast, and the film was scripted by Dan Gordon who would later gain noteriety as a scribe on 1999's The Hurricane.



criminal, protection, witness, court [law], gangster, investigation, killing, murder, on-the-run, police, Witness-Protection-Program