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Ione Skye in 12 Hours to Live (2006)

FBI Agent Megan Saunders (Ione Skye) is on leave in Belgarde County, Illinois but keeping tabs on what is going on with wanted criminal John Carl Lowman (Kevin Durand) as he was responsible for the death of her partner and lover a few years earlier. It is on hearing that a couple of teenagers had a run in with a criminal causes her to take command especially as Lowman is identified as the suspect. But things are complicated as a girl he kidnapped is a type 1 diabetic which means the clock is ticking or she will bend up in an unstable condition. On top of that Megan's superior arrives and takes her off of the case due to her connection to Lowman leading her to seek out her estranged father to ask for his advice.

One of the things that those who make TV movies do is to bring in some familiar names to make a movie and as such in "12 Hours to Live" we have Ione Skye, Kevin Durand and Kim Coates. The thing is that whilst this trio deliver decent performances they can't make up for what is one of the most brain numbing thrillers I have come across. Although thriller is pushing it as for the most this is just a crime drama with the use of a back story to try and create some mystery when it comes to Saunders, Lowman and her superior played by Kim Coates.

What this means is that we have this ticking clock scenario of a young girl with type 1 diabetes being taken hostage. Whilst we get some inner FBI tension and Saunders prepared to go it alone whilst haunted by the past what you know is that come the end there will be some action as Saunders finally gets to confront the bad guy. And of course whilst we have a bad guy he is not so bad that he would hurt an innocent girl who when he learns has diabetes tries to help her. Almost everything about "12 Hours to Live" is text book other than Saunders' partner who died happened to be her superior's ex son-in-law and so he holds her responsible for her death.

What this all boils down to is that "12 Hours to Live" is a rather monotonous made for TV crime story which truth be told if it didn't have the cast it has would probably have been even more monotonous.

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