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A DISH SERVED COLD

A DISH SERVED COLD
By Stewart Fergus

GENRE: Crime, Mystery
LOGLINE:

A lonely, recently-widowed, detective has his life turned upside down when the criminals he couldn’t put behind bars start showing up dead, raising suspicion against him.


SYNOPSIS:

When a Vigilante strikes New York City, the police are baffled by a rapid spate of seemingly random killings of lowlife serial offenders. The media turn the Vigilante into a folk hero “The Subway Killer”, who puts right miscarriages of justice when the system fails.

Detective Drew MacLean is put in charge of the investigation only days after returning to work from a long sabbatical following his wife’s violent death. Very quickly, MacLean is forced to face weaknesses in the system of justice, and whether or not to remain true to it.

The stakes rise as MacLean becomes the prime suspect.

The ANTAGONIST is a tragic young woman, who takes the law into her own hands when the men who raped her and her mother got off on a technicality. Notwithstanding her fragile appearance, she is a strong, methodical and focused woman.

Despite the subject matter, this is not a slasher flick. With flawed characters on both sides of the law, “A Dish Served Cold” raises real moral issues until it reaches its surprising climax - the final act of retribution (although “tastefully” portrayed) is guaranteed to evoke a reaction from the audience.

A DISH SERVED COLD

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