A low-budget thriller with an ambitious premise, MIDNIGHT EDITION has the look of a direct-to-video thriller that received a fortuitous theatrical release. Taut and well-acted, it does far more with its premise than many bigger-budgeted pictures, including the similar JUST CAUSE (1995) and
THE MEAN SEASON (1985).
Journalist Jack Travers (Will Patton) has just returned to little Jericho, Georgia, after an unsuccessful shot at the big time that didn't pan out and all but ruined his marriage. His wife Sarah (Clare Wren) and daughter Maggie (Nancy Moore-Atchison) welcome him back, and he takes a job at the
Jericho Journal just as the biggest news in living memory...