Writer: Ian Bowater, Arthur Egeli, Heather Egeli (Screenplay)
Starring: Jade Harlow, Josh Walther, Heather Egeli, Tim Misurandze, Chris Lazzaro, Kevin Cotter
Plot: Based on the Christa Worthington case. An out of work fisherman has an affair with a fashion writer wintering on the Cape. She returns two years later with his child, and when she is murdered, the fisherman is the prime suspect.
Runtime: 1 Hour 35 Minutes
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Verdict: Strong Drama
Story: Murder on Cape Cod starts as we see how Mike Luna (Walther) has been struggling to make ends meet for his family in a sleepy fishing town. His wife Nancy (Egeli) is researching their options while famous writer Elizabeth Baldwin (Harlow) arrives in town capturing his attention.
When Mike gets a job collecting permits for clam fishing he ends getting involved in an affair with Elizabeth putting his own marriage at risk, but after a couple of years pass, Elizabeth returns with his child bringing new problems for Mike to face.
Thoughts on Murder on Cape Cod
Characters – Mike is the out of work fisherman, who gets given a chance to work Denton Harbour Sheriff Department but the strain on his personal life leads him into an affair which gives him new problems to deal with. Elizabeth is the writer moved to the area who gets involved in an affair with Mike, but she doesn’t know he is married to start with but when she gets pregnant things take a turn for her. Nancy is the wife and mother of Mike’s children, she has supported him through his struggles knowing his true nature.
Performances – The performances do feel real, Jade Harlow and Josh Walther in the leading roles both shine showing they could carry this story. the supporting cast do a good job too as they help build the world our leading two characters are in.
Story – The story follows the hard times in small town where marriages can be strained leading to an affair. Seeing how one man could risk his family for an affair and the consequences of it are shown in a more realistic way because no one overreacts to what has happened knowing the problems. The only disappointing side to the story is final outcome feels like we could have had something more to it.
Settings – The small-town setting shows us just how difficult the time can be for the people involved, we see how everyone seems to know everyone too.
Final Thoughts – This is a good drama that shows us the effects from struggling in small town America and being drawn into affairs.
Overall: Good strong drama