Dead in a Heartbeat

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Movie Info

Seattle bomb-squad operative Lt. Tom Royko (Judge Reinhold) forms an uneasy alliance with brilliant but aloof heart surgeon Dr. Gillian Hayes (Penelope Ann Miller) to investigate a bizarre series of events, wherein three of Hayes' former patients have literally exploded. The culprit is a disgruntled lunatic (Timothy Busfield), determined to avenge the death of his son in a surgical accident. The modus operandi: a small explosive device, implanted in the pacemakers of the unfortunate patients. As Royko races against time to rescue a whole slew of "walking time bombs," Hayes is forced to come to terms with her own shortcomings as a medical professional -- and as a human being. Filmed in Vancouver, Dead in a Heartbeat premiered March 3, 2002 on the TNT cable network.

Cast

Judge Reinhold
as Tom Royko
Penelope Ann Miller
as Gillian Hayes
Timothy Busfield
as Zachary Franklin
Fulvio Cecere
as Det. Berman
Matthew Walker
as Dr. Hayes
Jeff Ballard
as Troy Royko
Sarah-Jane Redmond
as Jessica Sara
William Taylor
as Benjamin McDonald
Mark Holden
as Vice Principal
Zachary Ansley
as Male Doctor
Keith Provost
as Anesthesiologist
Donna Yamamoto
as Unit Nurse
Ingrid Tesch
as OR Nurse
Jason Griffith
as First Cop
Trevor Herman
as Airport Cop
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  • Director Antier's action sequences are a bit overzealous, but he deftly mixes the action with the interpersonal subplots.

    Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

    Laura Fries

    Variety
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