V.I. WARSHAWSKI (15)
D: Jeff Kanew
Warner Bros./Hollywood/Silver Screen Partners IV/Chestnut Hill (Jeffrey Lurie)
W: Edward Taylor, David Aaron Cohen & Nick Thiel [based on the novel "Indemnity Only" by Sara Peretsky]
DP: Jan Kiesser
Ed: C. Timothy O'Meara & Debra Neil
Mus: Randy Edelman
Kathleen Turner (V.I. Warshawski), Jay O. Sanders (Murray Ryerson), Charles Durning (Lt. Bobby Mallory), Angela Goethals (Kat Grafalk), Nancy Paul (Paige Grafalk)
A female private eye is hired to investigate the mysterious death of a businessman.
It brings a bit of novelty to have a female as the detective in this crime thriller, and Kathleen Turner does a good job in the lead. Unfortunately, the plot is as dull as dishwater. It probably would have come off better had it been broadcast as a 90-minute TV movie, as there's nothing particularly cinematic about it.