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- 1 hr 36 min
Cover Story is a thrilling drama film directed by leading Hollywood director, Eric Weston. The movie stars a team of talented actors including Jason Priestley, Elizabeth Berkley, and Costas Mandylor. The film revolves around the characters of Priestley and Berkley who play FBI agents who dive into a dangerous and twisted world of international arms dealings and terrorism.
The storyline of Cover Story is set in the picturesque and charming city of Paris, France. The movie opens with a young woman, Catherine Oxenberg as Claire, getting kidnapped shortly after her arrival in the city. The FBI dispatches two of their agents, Holden and Jessica, played by Priestley and Berkley, respectively, to investigate the case.
The two agents face various challenges as they try to piece together clues to Claire's disappearance. Initially, they suspect that Claire's kidnapping is connected to a recent acquisition of arms by rival Middle Eastern factions. They, therefore, start looking for possible leads related to Claire's abduction.
As they delve deeper into the investigation, the agents start to uncover a much more complicated scheme. They discover a vast network of frightening but affluent people who engage in illegal arms trade and terrorist activities. Their evidence suggests that Claire's abduction may be part of a bigger conspiracy plan.
The production of this film is impressive, and there is an array of striking camera work and set design elements that bring out the elegance and sophistication of the fashion capital. The cinematography choices, the wardrobe, and the backdrop of Paris fit so perfectly with the narrative, immersing the audience in the story world.
One of the standout aspects of Cover Story is the performances of the actors. Jason Priestley as Holden, the lead FBI agent, delivers a solid performance with his portrayal of the character's complex personality. He captures his character's confidence, determination, and vulnerable moments seamlessly. Elizabeth Berkley as Jessica also delivers a great performance portraying the character's dynamic personality: She's smart, resilient, and unyielding. Costas Mandylor - as terrorist leader Philippe, is a formidable big bad with a people-pleasingly stoical exterior that conceals his lethal intentions.
The story is compelling and always manages to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. The pacing moves along at a great pace with several interesting twists and turns in the plot that keeps the audience engaged.
Overall Cover Story is an outstanding movie that features brilliant performances, beautiful settings, with a well-written story. Every aspect of the production is well crafted with enough suspense, intrigue and thrills to keep viewers engaged. It shines a spotlight on what may happen undercover law enforcement in international anti-terrorism investigations, and the difficult situations the characters face throughout the case. As such, Cover Story is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys a thrilling drama.
Cover Story is a 2002 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.9.