Payback

Payback

Ken Cameron (1997)

83min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
A reunion of sorts for Edward Asner and Mary Tyler Moore, who made their names in the 1970s in The Mary Tyler Moore Show. This is altogether more serious fare, a fact-based drama that views police corruption from the outsider's point of view. Moore plays a shop owner who one night witnesses a gang of policemen beat a robbery suspect half to death. Reluctantly, she agrees to testify against them, only to find a campaign of harassment being launched against her entire family. The two leads - Asner's a sympathetic internal affairs cop - deliver capable performances but are let down by the plodding direction of Ken Cameron.

Summary

A restaurateur reluctantly agrees to give evidence against corrupt police officers who savagely beat a witness, but they respond by framing her for murder. Thriller, starring Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Denis Arndt and Fredric Lane.

Cast & Crew

Kathryn Stanfill Mary Tyler Moore
Lt Jack Patkanis Edward Asner
Sgt Brian Kaleen Fredric Lehne
Dean Tobias Andersen
Lisa Kate Asner
Gary Jerry Basham
Pachard Mario DePriest
Director Ken Cameron
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains violence and swearing.Available on: video and DVD
Drama