Narrow Margin

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Peter Hyams
Production: Live Home Video
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97 min


I would like you to.

It's not what you think. I would never ...

Please, Michael.

Have enough respect for me not to lie.

I ...

I was desperate, Leo.

I took some funds from

the con-amalgamate account ...

To cover a loan. I ...

I was going to pay you back.

I swear!

I'm so disappointed in you, Michael.

For God's sake, you got to believe me.

You know I'd pay you back, Leo.

Michael, don't be afraid.

You're acting like you think

I'll harm you.

Michael ...

Even though you betrayed me,

and I trusted you,

I would never harm you.

Here's what you're going to do.

You're going to go back to New York.

Someone else will close

the Gallway deal.

I will never do business with you again.

You'll pay me back what

you owe with interest.

If you have to sell your nice apartment

with the David Hockneys on the wall,

then you'll do that.

You will pay me back.

I will never speak to you again.

You're right, Michael.

It's better to talk these things

over face to face.

It's clearer that way.

Goodbye, Michael.

Don't get up.

Oh, Michael?

I lied.


Caulfield here.


How soon can you be here?

Five minutes is too long.


He's in a conference.


Good morning.

Won't you come in?

Martin, James,

Detective Sergeant Benti.

Nice meeting you.

This is James Dahlbeck.

Like Caulfield, he's a Deputy D. A.

We were discussing his trial tomorrow.

That's why my door was closed.

I believe it's called a conference.

Remember those latents we found

on the bathroom glass in Michael Tarlow's suite?

Yes. They never checked out.

They didn't check out in California.

But Detective Sergeant Benti's been hard at work.

I'm impressed.

Go ahead, Detective Sergeant.

Make me look good.

We ran those prints

through the federal computer.

They belong to Carol Hunnicut,

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Peter Hyams

Peter Hyams (born July 26, 1943) is an American film director, screenwriter and cinematographer, known for directing Capricorn One, the 1981 science fiction thriller Outland, 2010 (the sequel to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey), the 1986 action/comedy Running Scared, the comic book adaptation Timecop, the action film Sudden Death (both starring Jean-Claude Van Damme), and the horror films The Relic and End of Days. more…

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