Abducted: Fugitive for Love (2007)

Sarah Wynter in Abducted: Fugitive for Love (2007)

Love on the Run

Prison warden Tom Stone (Eric Breker) has political ambitions and that first step on the ladder is to win the campaign to become Mayor. But in order to do so he blackmails prisoner Jack Carlson (Andrew W. Walker - Lies and Deception) in to kidnapping and murdering his wife Melanie (Sarah Wynter - The 6th Day) partly so that he can win the sympathy vote but also so she doesn't upset things because she knows he is having an affair with his campaign manager. But Jack has ulterior motives to go along with the blackmail as he was sentenced for a murder he didn't commit and plans to prove his innocence whilst not killing Melanie who when she discovers the truth decides to help him.

"Abducted: Fugitive for Love" is simply a cliche TV movie, it works on the cliche of a corrupt prison warden and then adds the equally cliche innocent man on the run trying to prove his innocence. But it's not a bad cliche movie, maybe not as subtle as it could be but it is entertaining as we go from the first half which is all about the corrupt warden to the second with the fugitive trying to prove his innocence. And it's not a bad cliche movie because director Richard Roy paces it brilliantly, never trying to make it anything more than it is and allowing us to enjoy the ride which is basically watching Jack trying to keep one step ahead of the law whilst proving his innocence and becoming close to Melanie.

Andrew W. Walker in Abducted: Fugitive for Love (2007)

The thing about "Abducted: Fugitive for Love" with its various attempts to create mystery and style is that there is little in the say of depth or originality to it which causes you to think about those other big screen movies it is like. But whilst nothing more than routine "Abducted: Fugitive for Love" is still worth watching with some reasonable atmosphere and that pacing. That is where it is strongest because it jogs along at a good pace so you are never left with too many gaps between various scenes. And to be honest the pairing of Sarah Wynter as Melanie and Andrew W. Walker as Jack adds to it's easy to watch appeal.

What this all boils down to is that "Abducted: Fugitive for Love" is nothing more that a TV movie version of bigger movies, working through familiar cliches and doing little to make them feel more original. But thanks to the decent pacing and some drama it is entertaining even if the lack of subtlety will probably make you groan more than once.