Narrow Margin (1990)

Narrow Margin (1990)

Released: 1990
Genre: Action, Crime, Genre, Thriller
Director: Peter Hyams
Starring: James Sikking, Anne Archer, Gene Hackman, ,
Run time: 97 min
IMDb: 6.6/10
Country: USA
Views: 52867


A woman secretly witnesses the murder of her blind date for the evening by a top Mafia boss. She immediately goes into hiding without informing the authorities. When they finally catch up with her, she is unwilling to testify to what she has seen, but the Mafia are on her trail. Accompanied by a deputy district attorney, the woman boards a train travelling through a remote part of Canada. The Mafia know him but they have never seen her.
Written by
Rob Hartill
User Reviews: This film pops up frequently on the tube, and with good reason — it’s lean, smart, and superbly acted. Director Hyams makes the most of the claustrophobic train interior contrasting with the wide open Canadian wilderness. Gene Hackman has never been better. Tension is built through a series of one-on-one confrontations, each with electric undercurrents. The best by far is the gentlemanly chat between Hackman and James Sikking in the dining car. The standard "action-packed" ending is a bit disappointing. But don’t let this stop you if you’re into suspense films for the thinking person.

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