DOWNPAYMENT ON MURDER (TV Movie)
Inspired by a true story. A woman discovers her ex-husband has planned to kill he. With the help of two cops, she tries to foil the plan.
Macs a nice guy, gets a bit bothered by his partner's silliness at times. Doesn't appreciate a crack about having no sex life. Realistic about system, but not bitter. Occasional mild sarcasm. Polite and friendly to the small boys.
JB has some nice close-ups being sympathetic to Karen; sweet smile in mall. Does a vault off the car, and some good business gulping down his donut.
Preppy look: alligator polo shirt, pleated slacks, oxford cloth shirts, suede jacket. The costumer used some flattering blues on him, but preppy isnt the best look for JB.
"Pays off in suspense... one of them, David Morse, even delivers an editorial on such cases, while his partner, JB, uh-huhs him." Variety, 12/9/1987
"You'd be surprised how many people have orange hair these days."
"What Jack means is, we'll scare the hell out of him."
"Oh yeah, the commander just wants to have us by for coffee so he can talk about our sex life."
About 8 min, 30 seconds in 13 scenes throughout film.