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R| 1 hr. 33 min.

Plot Summary
As ambitious District Attorney Ford Cole (Ray Liotta) prepares for his mayoral bid, he faces conflicting stories surrounding a man's death. His assistant DA and sometime lover, Nora Timmer (Jolene Blalock), claims that the man tried to rape her. However, witness Luther Pinks (LL Cool J) tells a different tale. He says that, actually, she tried to seduce the victim to gather information about a mob chieftain.

Cast: Ray Liotta , LL Cool J , Jolene Blalock , Mekhi Phifer , Chiwetel Ejiofor , Bruce McGill , Guy Torry , Taye Diggs

Director: Wayne Beach

Genres: Crime drama, Thriller, Mystery

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Slow Burn (2005)

Release Date: April 13th, 2007|1 hr. 33 min.

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  • July 28, 2011 llouisevidic
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    Slow Burn is the story of a D.A. played by Ray Liotta who wants to run for mayor of a large city. He has tried for years to catch a black crime lord, Danny Luden. A rape victim who murdered her assailant is brought in. He is astonished to see she is Nora Timmer, a prosecutor in his own office. She is a very sexy woman who is half black, half white, but could pass for Greek or Italian. She is unsure where she belongs. There are many sex scenes. She has afnaffair with Liotta and many others. The movie contains numerous well-handled flashbacks and forwards, many surprises, and many double crosses. Camera angles are good. At the end Nora has outwitted them all; she caused Danny to get caught and she has fled to the Cayman Islands with all the money. I am an average woman, not a professional critic and I tend to be kind in my evaluations. True, it is an old plot and certain characters act typically with little depth, but where others might call it a run of the mill police procedural full of cliches, I call it a passable evening\'s entertainment. Two stars of five. -- Louise in Michigan

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