Reviewed byjtindahouseVote: 9/10/10
I found myself constantly trying to find something wrong with this filmthrough the duration of it because I knew better than to be liking itso much - but i couldn't help it. I kept thinking that with some decentactors this script had great potential. It did of course have itstypical t.v movie flaws but you learn to except those eventually. Imust admit the one let down I will stick with is the not so brillianttitle. It's really got nothing to do with the film and it certainlydoesn't make you say "I need to watch this film."
The twists and turns this movie take will keep you on edge right to thelast shot. I even loved the last scene so much it took this from an 8to a 9 so stay tuned right until the end credits flash up.
Reviewed byblanche-2Vote: 7/10/10
Candice Bergen plays an author recovering from a nervous breakdown in"Footsteps," a 2003 TV movie based on a play by Ira Levin.
Bergen is Daisy, a popular author making her first public appearance ina long time. She has just killed off a major character who has appearedin many books. A man screaming at her about this from the back of thehall unnerves her. She has decided to face her fears and spend thenight in her beach house alone, as her husband is away - during thefilm, she has a series of phone calls with him. When she arrives thereafter the Q&A, she can't find her dog and a fan (Bug Hall) has brokeninto her house. He assures her he's not there to hurt her. He seems toknow everything about her; afraid, Daisy keeps ordering him to get out.
The police arrive at the behest of her husband in the form of BryanBrown, his "Thorn Birds" days long behind him He manages to get the fanout of the house and agrees to wait with her until her dog is returned- it's been picked up by the pound. As time goes on, Daisy realizeshe's not a cop. Who is he? And did someone send him? This is a good,atmospheric TV movie. It's somewhat derivative and somehow it neverreally scared me, but the performances are good and there aresuspenseful moments. I had one problem. I won't give anything away butat a certain point, one of the characters suffers a horrific injury tohis hand. A towel is wrapped around it and the individual goes on as ifnothing has happened. To which I say, give me a break. The pain had tobe unendurable.
You're not really sure what's going to happen in the end, so you'llhave to make your own decision.
Reviewed byMichael O'KeefeVote: 6/10/10
Tense drama of life imitating art. A popular suspense novelist(CandiceBergen)with a myriad of phobias is terrorized when a couple of strangersappear at her isolated beach house. Murder is the theme and it takes bigtime nerve and little savvy to survive. Bryan Brown as well as Bergen aretremendous and believable. Also in the cast are Bug Hall and MichaelMurphy.Very good for a made-for-TV movie. Kudos to Christopher Franke for themoodsetting musical background.
Daisy Lowendahl (Bergen) is a best-selling suspense novelist who finds herself at her isolated beach house with a local young fan (Hall) who knows almost everything about her, and two men - one of whom may be trying to kill her, the other of whom could save her life, causing Daisy to be thrown into the middle of a real-life drama.