Writer: Miles Doleac (Screenplay)
Starring: William Sadler, James Callis, Jeff Fahey, William Forsythe, David Warshofsky, Christiane Seidel
Plot: When a U.S. congressman’s daughter passing through a small town in Mississippi dies in a mysterious triple homicide, a team of F.B.I. agents descends to investigate, the team’s brilliant but jaded lead agent battling demons both past and present, as his beautiful, tough-as-nails partner tries to hold him and the case together. They find a struggling and corrupt sheriff’s department, a shadowy and much-feared figure, who seems to be pulling all of the town’s strings from his mansion on the edge of town and a local victim with a strange connection to a number of the town’s most prominent figures.
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Slow Burner Crime Thriller
Story: The Hollow starts when a murder turns into a triple homicide in this small town. When one of the victims turns out to be a congressman’s daughter this brings the FBI to this town with Vaughn Killinger (Callis) and partner Sarah Desoto (Seidel) stepping on the toes of the local law enforcement with Sheriff Beau McKinney (Sadler) trying to keep their own business under wraps.
As the case becomes clearer the FBI and local cops clash as we see the truth surfaces as we see Vaughn deal with his own personal demons.
The Hollow gives us a small town crime story with a lot of detail put into trying to develop all of the characters. This has to go down as a slight downside because this takes away too much away from the crime side of the story in places. The personal life of Vaughn is key to this story because it shows conflict between the local law and FBI. The pace of this film really drags everything down even though you have the feeling something is going to be happening you just find yourself wondering why certain scenes are included.
Overall: Slow Burner with little pay off at the end.