Narrow Margin 1990

Narrow Margin

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When Carol Hunnicut (Anne Archer) witnesses a brutal murder by mobsters, she decides to hide in a remote cabin in the Canadian tundra. Clued to her whereabouts, Los Angeles District Attorney Robert Caulfield (Gene Hackman) journeys into the wilderness to convince Hunnicut to testify in court. Reluctant at first, Hunnicut agrees when the cabin is shot at by mob hit men in a helicopter. From there, it's a mad dash through the wilderness to escape the mob.

Cast

Gene Hackman
as Robert Caulfield
Anne Archer
as Carol Hunnicut
J.T. Walsh
as Michael Tarlow
M. Emmet Walsh
as Sgt. Dominick Benti
Susan Hogan
as Kathryn Weller
Nigel Bennett
as Jack Wootton
J.A. Preston
as Martin Larner
Barbara E. Russell
as Nicholas' Mother
Barbara Russell
as Nicholas' Mother
Antony Holland
as Elderly Man
Doreen Ramos
as Elderly Woman
Kevin McNulty
as James Dahlbeck
Lon Katzman
as Loughlin
Dana Still
as Bellman with Message
Lesley Ewen
as Larner's Secretary
Barney O'Sullivan
as Ticket Agent
Lindsay Bourne
as Club Car Waiter
Ted Stidder
as Conductor #1
Robert Rozen
as Dining Car Waiter
Ron Cummins
as Hotel Valet
Tom McBeath
as Conductor
Harris Yulin
as Leo Watts
Lesley Ewan
as Larner's Secretary
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Critic Reviews for Narrow Margin

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (6)

Audience Reviews for Narrow Margin

  • Jul 09, 2011
    Gene Hackman is the real showcase for this film and without his presence this would be yet another thriller. The filmmaker Peter Hyams was a 80s and 90s genre style storyteller and he even managed a sequel to the masterpiece 2001. Narrow Margin is a lot of fun and offers a fun premise. The only catch is that the villains and characters are quite damaged by stupidity. The villains slowly look for this woman and never seem relentless in their quest. The film is best when its just having fun and not spending time on the character moments. Narrow Margin is a remake and I'm yet to see the original but viewing this film is like a filmmaker attempting to replicate Alfred Hitchcock. There were many early 90s thrillers that fit this mould and Narrow Margin is no different. It looks incredible on HD and if you found the film interesting on release, now is another chance to see it on modern technology. The filmmaker serves as his own DOP and the shots are well constructed. The filmmaking is quite strong but the characters depth and lack of coherent thought hurt this film. 31/05/2020
    Brendan O Super Reviewer
  • Jan 14, 2010
    What an incredible gripping tale of the limits a man will go to protect a witness to the prosecution of a murder case. This is one edge of your seat thriller that gently lets go of your emotions at the very end.
    Fascade F Super Reviewer
  • Jun 03, 2008
    Nowhere near as good as the original.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer
  • Jan 13, 2008
    Somewhat predictable
    Ida K Super Reviewer

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