If there was any justice in Hollywood, Norman Gerard would have a TV pilot or a couple million in mad money to make a feature film. His independent movie The Murder in China Basin, is a little formulaic, a little too reminiscent of Chinatown, and way too awfully titled, but for an indie it's remarkably professionally made.

Of course, the other way to look at China Basin is as a formulaic knockoff of Chinatownwith a bad title, which might explain why Gerard hasn't made a film since this 1999 endeavor.

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