By definition, no film starring hearing-impaired Oscar-winner Marlee Matlin can be considered routine. That aside, however, this would-be thriller in the tradition of WAIT UNTIL DARK is well-crafted but almost relentlessly formulaic and predictable.
Matlin plays Jillian Shananhan, a personal physical trainer in Portland, Oregon, who becomes embroiled in big trouble when one of her clients slips her a valuable stolen coin. The theft was engineered by corrupt, sadistic police Lieutenant Brock (Martin Sheen) to secure his retirement nest egg.
Instead of turning it over to Brock, however, the thief, an ex-con pressured into the job by Brock, gives the purloined co...