Jane Doe: The Harder They Fall

Synopsis: Californian food tycoon Melville Horning dies, apparently drowned accidentally on a yacht cruise with his firm's four executive directors, actually murdered. The prime suspect, his security chief Jim Monroe, implores his former CSA colleagues to investigate, claiming jurisdiction as the recent machinations in the firm, probably inside trading, not only affected stock prices but also US export. Frank and Jane work out what's with a recent TV interview, allegedly live, the yacht cruise, each director's possible motives and the fifth executive who actually succeeded as CEO. Meanwhile good son Nick gets into trouble by trying to help his foolish brat sister cover up her reckless college fund speculation.
Genre: Crime, Family, Mystery
Director(s): Lea Thompson
Production: RHI Entertainment
 
IMDB:
6.0
Year:
2006
81 min
45 Views


Man:
VASQUEZ. DeSTEFANO.

SHAUNESSY.

GOOD SCOTCH.

Man:
YEAH, RIGHT.

DOUGLAS.

YOU'RE ALL HERE.

GOOD. WELL, SIT DOWN,

I HAVE SOMETHING

I WANT TO SHOW YOU.

OVER THE NEXT 3 DECADES

HORNING CEREALS:

BECAME AN INTERNATIONAL

CONGLOMERATE:

WITH BRANCHES, OR SHOULD I SAY,

TENTACLES ALL OVER THE GLOBE

WITH EVERY DECISION IN THA BOARD ROOM COMING FROM ONE MAN--

MELVILLE HORNING.

INSIDERS SAY THERE WAS

A VEIL OF SECRECY PROTECTED

WITH AN ALMOST CARTOONISH

FERVOR BY MELVILLE HIMSELF.

A SIGN OF A VERY PARANOID

AND TROUBLED MIND.

THE MIND OF MELVILLE HORNING.

LET'S SEE IF WE CAN

CATCH HIM.

HERE IS. MR. HORNING?

IS IT TRUE THAT YOU DUMP

EXPIRED AND CONTAMINATED FOOD

IN THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES?

WHO ARE YOU? WHA ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

- BOBBY WALKERS, A FILMMAKER.

- EXCUSE ME, PLEASE.

AND ISN'T IT TRUE

THAT YOU TAKE HUGE

TAX DEDUCTIONS:

FROM DISASTER CHARITIES?

OF COURSE NOT,

WHO IS THIS?

WELL, I HAVE

EVIDENCE RIGHT HERE.

SIR, PLEASE--

EVIDENCE...

HE HAS...EVIDENCE.

WHICH ONE OF MY LOYAL

VICE-PRESIDENTS

TALKED TO THIS CRACKPOT?

OH, PLEASE.

IT WASN'T ME, SIR,

I JUST GOT BACK:

FROM SOUTHEAST ASIA,

LAST WEEK.

MR. HORNING,

I DIDN'T DO IT.

I MEAN, NONE OF US WOULD TALK

TO THIS CREEP, MR. HORNING.

I SWEAR--

THAT WHOEVER LEAKED

THIS INFORMATION...

IS GOING TO PAY:

FOR IT DEARLY.

LET'S GO.

MR. HORNING,

LISTEN TO ME.

WHY IN THE WORLD

WOULD WE--

VASQUEZ, STICK AROUND.

[GROANS]

OH, MY HEAD.

[GROANING]

[WATER SPLASHES]

MAN OVERBOARD!

IT'S MR. HORNING!

OH, WHAT TIME IS IT?

- WHAT'S GOING ON?

- WHAT'S THE MATTER?

AH, IT'S THE BOSS,

HE FELL OVERBOARD.

I THINK HE'S DROWNING.

- WHAT?

- HOW?

OVERBOARD?

WHAT'S GOING ON?

HE SAYS:

HORNING'S OVERBOARD.

I SAW HIM.

I KNOW I SAW HIM.

YOU IDIOT.

DON'T, DON'T.

LOOK, WAIT, DON'T JUMP.

OH, MR. HORNING,

I GOT YOU.

ALL RIGHT, YOU GOT HIM.

I'M GOING AROUND BACK.

HERE.

DANNY, SWIM HIM AROUND.

THAT'S IT.

BRING HIM TO THE BACK.

HERE, HERE, HERE.

ALL RIGHT. GIVE ME

HIS BELT.

JEEZ, HELP ME.

HELP ME LIFT HIM UP.

WE'LL DRAG HIM

UP ON THE DECK.

1, 2, 3.

IT'S TOO LATE.

MR. HORNING,

I GOT YOU.

LISTEN, THIS

WOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED,

IF YOU HADN'T GOTTEN

HAMMERED IN THE FIRST PLACE.

I'M TELL YOU

I'M NOT DRUNK, I'M--

GET BACK TO YOUR CABIN

AND SLEEP IT OFF.

[GRUNTING]

PERFECT.

JIM!

[DOOR OPENING]

OH, CAPTAIN,

WHAT'S GOING ON?

WE IN PORT ALREADY?

GET UP, JIM.

HEY, HOW'S OLD MAN HORNING?

I HAD THE WEIRDEST DREAM.

I THOUGHT HE FELL OVERBOARD.

YOURS WAS NO DREAM.

HORNING DID FALL

IN THE DRINK LAST NIGHT.

I FEEL LIKE A JERK,

'CAUSE I SLEPT RIGHT THROUGH IT.

BUT HORNING,

HE'S MAD AS HELL.

NOW I KNOW EVERYONE HAD A LITTLE

TOO MUCH TO DRINK LAST NIGHT,

BUT I THOUGHT YOU

MEANT IT THIS TIME.

HEY, I WASN'T DRUNK,

BARNEY. I SWEAR.

I WANT TO BELIEVE YOU,

BUT THE GUY'S SAFETY

WAS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

HORNING WANT YOU

OUT OF HERE. NOW.

BARNEY, COME ON.

COME ON, I NEED

THIS GIG, MAN.

I'M SORRY.

AT LEAST LET ME:

TALK TO HORNING.

IT'S TOO LATE. HE'S ALREADY

SPLIT WITH THE ITALIAN WOMAN.

GET YOUR GEAR TOGETHER.

LET'S GO.

YOU GOT EVERYTHING?

LOOK WHO'S HERE.

[SIGHS]

THERE HE IS.

WE EVEN BOXED:

OLD JIM.

SHOULD'VE LEF THAT SEAT FOR HIM.

- HE NEEDS A LOT OF HELP.

- WHAT'S HE LOOKING AT?

COME ON.

GO HOME, JIM.

[HUMMING]

YOU'RE HOME EARLY.

YEAH.

HI.

HOW WAS CHURCH?

IT WAS GOOD.

THE BOAT'S NOT DUE

BACK UNTIL TONIGHT.

OH, NO.

NOT AGAIN. YOU GO FIRED, DIDN'T YOU?

IT WASN'T MY FAULT, MAGGIE.

GIVE ME A CHANCE TO EXPLAIN.

EXPLAIN WHAT?

HONEY, THIS WAS A VERY

GOOD JOB OPPORTUNITY.

WHAT DID YOU DO?

I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING.

THE OLD MAN SLIPPED

AND FELL OVERBOARD.

WHO SLIPPED?

MELVILLE HORNING,

THE BIG BOSS.

SOMEBODY HAD TO TAKE

THE BLAME, SO THEY FIRED ME.

THEY WOULDN'T EVEN

LET ME SEE HIM.

I TOLD THEM I WASN'T DRUNK,

BUT THEY FIRED ME ANYWAY.

WHY DIDN'T THEY

BELIEVE YOU?

I WAS HAVING--

SOME KIND OF DIZZY SPELL.

WERE YOU DRINKING AGAIN?

MAGGIE--

I SWEAR TO YOU:

I HAVEN'T HAD A DRINK

IN 91/2 MONTHS.

YOU GOT TO BELIEVE ME.

I CAN'T.

I'M SORRY.

I THINK YOU SHOULD LEAVE.

[DOOR OPENS]

[DOOR CLOSES]

CATHY DAVIS,

HAVE YOU THOUGHT UP

A NEW BRAINTEASER?

FEEL LIKE BEING TEASED?

BY YOU? ANY TIME.

ALL RIGHT.

THIS ONE'S A RIDDLE.

RIDDLE ME.

OK.

AT NIGHT THEM COME

WITHOUT BEING FETCHED.

AND AT DAY THEY'RE LOS WITHOUT BEING STOLEN.

AT NIGHT THEY COME

WITHOUT BEING FETCHED.

AND BY DAY THEY'RE LOS WITHOUT BEING STOLEN.

TINKER, TAILOR, HOUSEWIFE,

SPY, AND PUZZLE MAKER.

HAVE I LEFT ANYTHING OUT?

I PREFER:

DOMESTIC GODDESS

OF THE CENTRAL:

SECURITY AGENCY.

SPEAKING OF WHICH, HAVE YOU

HEARD FROM FRANK DARNELL LATELY?

NO, I HAVEN'T.

I GUESS HE DOESN'T NEED ME.

GOOD, WELL, THAT MAKES

MORE FOR ME.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

I JUST NEED TO TAPE SOMETHING

ON THE FINANCE CHANNEL.

WHAT?

THE FINANCE CHANNEL?

IT'S MY RARE PLEASURE

TO BE SPEAKING LIVE

IN OUR STUDIO:

WITH NOTORIOUSLY RECLUSIVE

BREAKFAST CEREAL MAGNATE,

MELVILLE HORNING.

WE JUST DON' LIKE CONTROVERSY.

NOW IS THAT WHY:

YOU'RE SUING

FILMMAKER ROBBIE WATERS

TO KEEP HIS DOCUMENTARY,

SERIAL KILLER,

OFF THE AIR?

OURS IS A HIGHLY

COMPETITIVE FIELD.

THE COMPANY--

IT'S FOR ECONOMICS CLASS.

I OWN HORNING FOODS

IN MY FANTASY:

STOCK PORTFOLIO.

WE'RE BEING GRADED ON IT.

IT'S A HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT.

WELL, THE WORLD MAKES

SENSE AGAIN.

DAD, I JUST WANTED

TO MAKE SURE:

THEY DIDN'T ANNOUNCE

ANYTHING IMPORTAN OR GO BANKRUP BEFORE CLASS TOMORROW.

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Dean Hargrove

Dean Hargrove (born July 27, 1938 in Iola, Kansas) is an American television producer, writer, and director. His background includes graduating the St. John's Military School and attending the UCLA Film School as a graduate student. He specializes in creating mystery series. He frequently works with television producer Fred Silverman and television writer Joel Steiger. more…

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