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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arrested for disorderly conduct in 1981,

some kind of anti-nuke bullshit.

She works for a publishing company.

She's been absent since Tarlow got iced.

- This is riveting.

- He'll get your attention.

I checked through our logs.

Two days after Tarlow died, we got a call.

Constance Billings said her friend

was missing.

We told her to file

a missing persons report.

She changed her mind,

said maybe her friend left for a while.

She never gave us the friend's full name,

just the first. Carol.

- Still with us so far?

- I'm holding my own.

I got Constance's address

and went to see her.

Early this morning.

Before they've had their coffee,

they rattle easier.

She didn't want to see me from nothing.

She said she didn't know anything.

She had total amnesia.

She was scared shitless.

I told her we'd protect her and her friend.

We couldn't protect her if she didn't.

She was as easy to crack as a raw egg.

Then she comes out with it.

The reason why

Hunnicut's fingerprints

were on the glass

is because she was there

when Tarlow got hit.

She saw it.

She was there.

It gets better.

It gets a lot better.

- You're kidding?

- Leo fucking Watts.

In person.

In living colour.

The woman was in the other room.

She saw everything.


- Nobody knew about her.

- Where is she?

She understandably freaked and took off.

She called her friend,

told her what happened,

and that she was still alive.

She's hiding out in a cabin in East Jesus.

- There is a God.

- Unbelievable.

I've chartered a plane.

It'll fly to a small strip.

A helicopter will fly us where she is.

I'll pick her up.

Come back the same way.

Nobody knows anything about her.

Leo's in for a nice surprise.

Meantime, get your warrant.

- What if she won't talk?

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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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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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