Denise Lanctot
September 19, 1997 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Assassination File

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
performer
Dan Butler, Sherilyn Fenn, Tom Verica, Paul Winfield
genre
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C+

In this tightly paced thriller, The Assassination File, FBI agent Lauren Jacobs (Sherilyn Fenn) hangs up her holster after the winning African-American presidential candidate (Paul Winfield) is assassinated on her watch. When her ex-partner hints that the murder was a conspiracy and gets shot the next day, she’s back in the saddle — and dodging Bureau bullets. Fenn’s tough but tender G-woman is on the mark, but the vague payoff (done better by The X-Files) pointing to faceless powers behind the powers that be, needs a facelift. C+

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