Banyon Key seems like a real place, sleepy and laid-back, where everybody knows one another and high school romances could still smolder. Any reasonable observer would consider him guilty of murder, theft and arson -- and one such observer is his estranged wife, who is also the detective assigned to the case. Matt narrowly avoids being caught by the husband, and that's the first of many narrow escapes in a plot that cheerfully piles on the contrivances. He tries to figure out what's going on but apparently it appears he's been set up. Chris and Matt fight, Anne shoots and kills Chris. Whitlock suggests that she should travel to to undergo a newly-developed, groundbreaking treatment.
Matt steals a large sum of money confiscated from a drug bust in order to pay for Ann's treatment -- but when she apparently dies in a suspicious fire, the money disappears, and all the clues point to Matt as the culprit. Matt steals a large sum of money confiscated from a drug bust in order to pay for Ann's treatment -- but when she apparently dies in a suspicious fire, the money disappears, and all the clues point to Matt as the culprit. He also discovers a person who visited Anne. Whitlock ctaches up with them both and Ann Marie shoots Chris - the whole plot was her idea - and then she goes to shoot Whitlock but then the police arrive in the nick of time and shoot her. But Matt reveals that he has not brought the money with him. At the same time, Matt receives a distress call from Anne and unofficially goes to save her. Unsourced material may be challenged and.
When the agents call the next day to get the evidence money in order to bust a higher drug lord, Matt responds erratically. He is still on good terms with Detective Alexandra Cole , but their marriage has wound down and they're preparing for a split. That gives him time for a torrid affair with Ann Harrison , whose husband Chris is a violent and jealous man. There are more details, many more, which I will suppress because they provide the central entertainments of the movie what I've described is the setup, before Matt's troubles really get sticky. It was photographed in and around Miami, Boca Grande and Cortez, and reminds us how many Hollywood crime movies depend on the familiar streets of Los Angeles or Toronto. Although Matt is seen by the police, he is thought to have come to protect Alex.
When she turns up dead evidence points to Whitlock. Recently separated, Whitlock is currently seeing local resident Anne Merai-Harrison, an old flame from high school whose husband Chris, a former professional quarterback seemingly oblivious to the relationship, abuses her. Matt's been having an affair with Ann Merai Harrison, a woman who's separated from her abusive husband, Chris, and who says that she has cancer. He finds out that the money is now with this new person and that Alex is about to bust him. So he has to try and find the money especially now that the Feds are asking for it before the evidence exposes him.
Out of Time 2003 Out of Time: Matt Whitlock, the police chief of Banyan Key a small town near Florida, is separated from his wife, Alex, a police detective based in Florida. And as if things couldn't get worse, the D. Later that evening, Alex finds that Matt is Anne's sole beneficiary and also that he has been visiting her. When her doctor tells her of a new expensive treatment, Matt decides to give her the nearly half a million dollars in an evidence lock up that he seized from a local drug bust. Mendes makes the ex-wife Alex into a curiously forgiving character, who feels little rancor for the straying Matt and apparently still likes him; maybe there would have been more suspense if she were furious with him. While attending Anne to the doctor, Whitlock finds out she has just been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Then Anne reveals that she had planned all of this and shoots Matt in the leg.
As the net of evidence tightens around the sheriff, it seems more threatening because there are few places for him to hide, and few players who don't know him. Saana Latham has a tricky role as Ann -- trickier the deeper we go into the plot -- and is plausible at many different speeds, and Dean Cain is convincingly vile as the violent husband. Another one of the movie's stars is its Florida location. She was never terminally ill, and her and her boyfriend Chris faked their deaths. Whitlock confesses everything apart from alomst losing the money rom a drugs bust to Ann marie and Chris , gets away with sitting on evidence and stealing and gets back with his wife Alex. Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: , Crime drama Production Co: Original Film, Monarch Pictures Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Keywords: , , , , , , , ,. Whitlock is also going through a divorce from his wife, homicide detective Alex.
Advertisement Washington plays Matt Lee Whitlock, the sheriff of Banyon Key, Fla. Anxiety runs high for Whitlock as he scrambles to figure out who has set him up and also recover half a million dollars all while trying not to break a sweat or draw any suspicions. The problem is that Anne does not have any money. The theory is that he can replace the money with the insurance payout, but alas Ann and Chris both die in a suspicious fire, and the feds suddenly decide they need the drug money immediately. Chief Matthias Whitlock has been set up by the woman he has been having an affair with Ann Marie. Matt Lee Whitlock Denzel Washington is the police chief of a small Florida town, going through a divorce with his detective wife, Alex Eva Mendes.
When her doctor tells her of a new treatment that's expensive, Matt gives her the nearly half a million dollars that he seized from some drug dealers. Overjoyed, Matt seemingly forgets about the life insurance money, though Chae is amusingly adamant that Matt must take it. . He did steal the money, for starters. When Ann and her husband turn up dead only days after naming Chief Whitlock as beneficiary on a million dollar Life insurance policy, things start heating up for Whitlock as the evidence his wife Alex is gathering stacks up against him. He begins a passionate affair with Ann Sanaa Lathan , only to find out that she's stricken with terminal cancer.
Ann reveals to Matt that she's dying from lung and liver cancer. Washington is one of the most likable of actors, which is essential to this character, preventing us from concluding that he's getting what he deserves. He rushes to the hotel and after a brief struggle, he accidentally kills the stranger, takes the money and flees. The stranger is revealed to be Paul Cabot, the doctor who diagnosed Anne with cancer. He begins a passionate affair with Ann Sanaa Lathan , only to find out that she's stricken with terminal cancer.