A TIME TO DIE has lofty aspirations, but hobbles itself with glaring plot omissions. The film has more voltage as a character study than a crime story, and it is largely through Traci Lords's assured performance that it flickers in the fog.
Jackie Swanson (Lords) is a professional photographer, divorcee and mother who was unjustly convicted for cocaine possession and subsequently denied custody of Kevin (Jesse Thomas), her young son. Granted an early parole, she is required to perform 400 hours of community service with the LAPD,
who have assigned her the task of shooting pictures favorable to their image. On impulse, Jackie tails Lieutenant Eddie Martin (Rober...