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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Midnight Crossing (1988)

Ostensibly on a vacation cruise to the Bahamas with his wife (Kim Cattrall), her employer (Daniel J. Travanti) and his blind wife (Faye Dunaway), a young man (John Laughlin) is taken aback when the older man suggests visiting a secluded island off the coast of Cuba where over a million dollars is buried. This standard potboiler is more fun than it should be. There's nothing particularly original about it and you can see the "twists" coming but it's the movie equivalent of a paperback stuffed in your bag to read on the airplane. A harmless and mildly pleasant way to kill time till you get to your destination. You don't expect much and the two leading men don't disappoint in that regard. Laughlin is quite handsome with a great bod but his acting is, um ..... sincere and Travanti shows why he never crossed over from TV to the big screen. Cattrall's day was yet to come but you can see the actress in her and Dunaway brings some movie star wattage to the proceedings. Directed by Roger Holzberg. With Ned Beatty doing a bad Australian accent, at least I think it's supposed to be Australian.

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