MELANIE DARROW (TV Movie)
Defense lawyer Darrow and her police detective brother investigate the fatal shooting of a wealthy heiress.
Arthur is well-educated, rich, not good at showing he cares. Attends an athletic club. Authoritarian, insists on having his way. Tries to manipulate his nephew through drugs.
"This witless movie plays like a tired retread of a lesser Matlock It fails miserably as camp, even when it tries to be ironic " USA Today, 8/20/1997, Life, p.3D.
"The vidpics major problems are its scrambled plotting and Burkes outre perf." Variety, 8/20/1997, p.6.
"...turning my sisters funeral into a media event."
"I obviously dont know how to handle teenage boys."
"I do not look forward to taking over the family business."
"Loyalty is everything to me, Henry, everything."
"Why are you so upset? Havent you been taking your pills?"
"You switch to injections, and make sure he cant talk."
(Talking drugged nephew into walking off building) "Your father loves you, David, and hes lonely without you David, your fathers out there and you can walk out and join him. Its just one step, and you can be with your Dad."
Filmed in Toronto.
8 minutes in 6 scenes, throughout.