ACROSS THE RIVER TO MOTOR CITY (november conspiracy) (2007 CANADA) D: MICHAEL De CARLO W: ROBERT WERTHEIMER/DENIS McGRATH
When bodies that may be in some way related to the JFK conspiracy wash-up from the Detroit-Windsor river, a Canadian insurance claims investigator now in his 60`s (David Fox) plays cat `n` mouse games with the investigating Windsor police while trying to keep something from the past secret from his estranged daughter and her family. Sasha Roiz plays him in 1960`s flashbacks. There`s a lot going on in this 6 part tv mini-series (that runs just short of 5 hours), major themes being JFK, race politics, the Cuban missile crisis and trade embargo, the border bridge between Detroit and Windsor etc. It doesn`t attempt to resolve everything, instead presenting a rich, detailed (and period detail perfect) backdrop for fine human drama (the largely unfamiliar cast, including Joe Pingue as a way-ahead-of-his-time Lenny Bruce-like stand-up comedian, is excellent). Well worth a look. Creators McGrath and Wertheimer were executive producers.

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