Pendulum (2001) is an American mystery crime thriller movie that was all over the place and a cliche of many TV series. Director James D. Deck (The Usual Suspects (1995), Beyond the Law (1993), .45 (2006), Simpatico (1999)) failed at executing this movie; I was majorly disappointed. The movie contains too many slow paced moments, violence, minor nudity, sexual content, little to no suspense and total boredom.
Amanda Reeve (Rachel Hunter - Ford Supermodel of the World (1995), The Benchwarmers (2006), Jordon Saffron: Taste This! (2009), Two Shades of Blue (1999)) is a troubled and determined detective working on a homicide. Rachel Hunter is from Auckland, New Zealand playing a role of a Texas detective with a southern accent, and that did not flow well. The homicide involves a corrupted law school professor murdered in his home and the mutilation of a few prostitutes. The professor was a gross man that provided students (male and female) with higher grades if they perform sexual acts. Amanda had been removed from the assignment of finding the prostitutes killer and is now in charge of finding the killer of the professor. There was no suspense whatsoever about who the professor killer was.
Amanda’s ex-lover William (Matt Battaglia - Last Shot with Judge Gunn (2011), Brothers (2009), Thor (2011), Kill Theory (2009)) wants to be the District Attorney and is involved in the whole mess. Major Spoiler: Amanda eventually shoots the serial killer as he was about to stab her. The movie was too straightforward, and nothing was left for me to guess or think about. I do not recommend this movie and think that if an individual is going to make a movie then please let some parts of it be original. The acting was terrible and so was the sets. The movie was too dragged on and appeared as though it was trying to fill the time slot.
About Pendulum (2001)
Starring: James Russo, Ron Roggé, Michael Flores, Heidi Franz, Matthew Posey, Rachel Hunter, Mark E. Howell, Carie Donnachie, Robert Graham, Cliff Stephens, Terry L. Harris, Caroline Flores, Paul Kanitra, Dell Johnson, Michael S. Koenig, Bob Richardson, Mary Ann McCarty, Richard Dillard, Karl J. Morris, Layla Price, Terry Spector, Phillip Schenkler, Robert F. Cawley, Jeremy Schwab, Robert Rudie, Dean Gosdin, Matt Battaglia, Haylie Johnson, Phil Harrington, Scarlett McAlister
Director: James D. Deck