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Fair Game [Import]
AN ATTORNEY AND A COP ON THE RUN FROM A HIGH TECH CRIME RINGTHAT CAN TRACK THEIR EVERY MOVE.
She's a lawyer. He's a cop. Some former KGB-types with a wide variety of slippery accents and enough sophisticated technological surveillance gadgets to make one wonder how the Soviet Union could have possibly failed, want her dead. The cop (William Baldwin) is the only man who can save her. It helps that the high-powered attorney is played by Cindy Crawford, who gives new meaning to the phrase "habeas corpus." So the plot doesn't make any sense: First they try to kill her, no questions asked. Then they capture her and spill their guts about all the details of their nefarious plan. But logic is not what Fair Game is about. It's about explosions, car crashes, and more explosions. The only pauses in the action are for showers (one for Baldwin, two for Crawford) and a change of clothing (Crawford slips out of a tight T-shirt into an even tighter tank top). The best feature of the DVD is the addition of a Gallic track. With very little actual sex in the movie, having the main characters conversing in French definitely adds some sauciness to the dialogue scenes. --Richard Natale
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Plot = Max Kirkpatrick (Baldwin boy #4) is the cop/hero who must protect the lovely Kate McQuean (Crawford playing a civil law attorney) from a KGB team dedicated to eradicate the beauty. What the movie lacks in acting, it makes up for in EXPLOSIONS and CHASES shot from multiple angles played again and again....and again.
Apparently Crawford's role was too demanding for the likes of Julianne Moore and Geena Davis, who both turned it down. On the plus side we do get to see Salma Hayek in one of her earlier theatrical performances (Frida this role is not) and Christopher McDonald (bad guy Shooter McGavin from Happy Gilmore) as the angry Lt.
This movie is so awful that you almost feel compelled to watch it, to earn your red badge of courage, and to join the ranks of the many who have suffered before you.
Cindy, my God! In this movie, you were just in your lovely apartment overlooking the water. Your apartment is then blown up, you are blown off the balcony into the water, your cat is toast and all your possessions are gone. Oh, and by the way, a bunch of very bad people are now trying to shoot you dead. You get out of the cold water, run for your life and get taken to a safe house where the 2nd rate Baldwin asks you `So, how do you feel?' And Cindy says with the intensity of a heroin addict, `Like my life just exploded. What is this place, Motel Hell?' She said it like she was reading the phone book! A real actress would have been looking at the cop like he was nuts! And she would have delivered the lines accordingly. It gets worse...
Did you see the very first scene in the movie where Cindy's character is jogging and gets shot? Did you notice her slowing down to hit her mark and wait for the shot? I've never heard or seen anyone more stilted and lifeless except for a really bored telemarketer.
The writing was just BAD, and the movie was just about look how good Cindy looks after being dumped in water and having no shower. Notice her lips still had color? Did they have the long-lasting stuff back then?
Luckily it wasn't the kind of bad where you can't sit and laugh at it. You can sit and laugh at this one. In fact, you don't have a choice.
There's not much of a plotline worth talking about -- at least not one that's coherent or logical. Fair Game is basically one long chase punctuated by a sex scene. William Baldwin plays Max Kirkpatrick, a cop. Crawford is Kathryn McQuean, a lawyer. The two don't like each other, but he saves her life anyway. Then he does an encore, but this time a few of his buddies get killed. So, the pair of them end up on the run from an ex-KGB heavy (interpreted with over-the-top gusto by Steven Berkoff) and his Russian mob. It's not clear why the bad guys want Kathryn dead, and things becomes even more confusing when, after trying for two-thirds of the movie to kill her, they suddenly change their minds and decide to capture her for interrogation.
The single bright spot in Fair Game -- and it's low-wattage at best -- is that the action scenes are nicely choreographed. And there are quite a few of them, because they have to camouflage a lame story and atrocious dialogue. We get treated to such wonderfully corny lines as: "I'm getting bored with your petty incompetence", "It would be embarrassing to be killed by an amateur", and "I can't afford the luxury of a conscience". The level of acting, by the way, is perfect for delivering those kinds of phrases.Read more ›
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Different story from the other film based on a true story but still this dvd is super interesting. Thank youPublished on Oct. 12 2013 by Pierre Dugas
Not the best movie of them all, but entertaining if you turn off your brain.
The problem I have isn't about the movie itself. I saw the movie before buying the DVD. Read more
i don't see the big problem with this movie.yes,it's generic and not that original,but so what.it's very action packed and exciting and very fast paced. Read morePublished on Aug. 30 2007 by falcon
This is one of the worst movies of all time. The plot is so cheesy and the acting and action is so stupid. The romance is not good because there is no chemestry.Published on Jan. 2 2004 by George Rownd
The acting is mechanical, and the plot was written by space aliens. Incredibly, there are some good points to the movie. The graphic violence alone is worth the money. Read morePublished on Aug. 12 2003 by Drey
William Baldwin, why? Cindy Crawford, yes! A tough cop has to protect a lawyer after she discovered a ship full of computer hackers. Got it? Good. Read morePublished on Aug. 13 2002 by Timotee
The story is illogical. Cindy is a busy lawyer and Baldwin is the cop and some ex KGB agents with absurd reasons are hunting her down. Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2002 by Mian Sukiman