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Catherine Bell and Anthony Michael Hall

"Last Man Standing" review by Suzanne
Premieres Monday, June 6, at 8 pm ET/9 C on Lifetime

This was a fairly enjoyable movie. It has lots of action and interesting characters. It almost seemed like a pilot for a new TV show because it has so many popular TV actors, such as Catherine Bell (JAG), Mekhi Phifer (ER) and Anthony Michael Hall (The Dead Zone).

Bell plays a former Special Forces war vet who has become a soccer mom.  One of her former team members dies, and then this big mystery from her past takes over her life. She has to fight against an unknown bad guy to protect her family as she tries to figure out this mystery.

I thought the first part of the movie was better than the second.  The first part was a good mystery, but it was pretty easy to figure out who the bad guy was after that.  There was a lot more action in the second part, but it got a little ridiculous and a bit too unbelievable to me.  Even though she's a forcer special forces agent, it just seemed too much, the stunts she was able to do, after so many years as a soccer mom.

The action and special effects were done very well. I especially liked the really cool computer screen and keyboard they had in this one scene.

It's not the worst movie, and I think most people will like it. It is just a bit uneven. I always love Anthony Michael Hall, and he is great in this.  Check it out!

Press Info:

CATHERINE BELL STARS IN LIFETIME ORIGINAL MOVIE

Film From Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd and Director Ernest Dickerson,

Also Stars Anthony Michael Hall and Mekhi Phifer

Dear Journalist,

On Monday, June 6, Lifetime will premiere the action thriller, Last Man Standing, starring Catherine Bell (Lifetime’s Army Wives). Bell both produces and headlines the upcoming original, also starring Anthony Michael Hall (CSI: Miami, The Dark Knight) and Mekhi Phifer (Lie to Me, ER). Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead, Lifetime Movie Network’s The Wronged Man) serves as executive producer and Ernest Dickerson (Dexter, The Wire) directs the teleplay by Jolene Rice (Lifetime Movie Network’s Still Small Voices) and Adam Beason.

Last Man Standing follows Abby Collins (Bell), a happy suburban wife and mother who has been concealing her dark past as a military-trained special-ops agent. But when her husband (Hall) is mysteriously kidnapped, Abby’s past returns to haunt her and she must risk everything to protect her daughter and save the man she loves.

Last Man Standing premieres on Monday, June 6, at 8 pm PT/ET on Lifetime Television.

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