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Juncture is 2007 thriller directed by James Seale.

When Anna Carter (Kristine Blackport) is diagnosed with a terminal illness, she sees her final three months as an opportunity to enact some vigilante justice. Racing her deteriorating health and trying to stay one step ahead of the police, Carter furiously tracks down vicious criminals whom she feels unjustly eluded jail time.


  • Amoral Attorney: Shaver, the defense attorney who's Anna's last target in the film, defended a school shooter with the claim that video games made him do it, getting murder charges reduced to voluntary manslaughter, and is portrayed as a loud-mouthed, arrogant guy who doesn't care if a client is guilty at all. She can't kill him in the end though, when he shows her photos of his kids.
  • Asshole Victim: Everyone Anna kills has been responsible for the death or harm of a child: a rapist, a junkie mother whose children died in a fire while she was out scoring, Pedophile Priest, etc.
  • Car Fu: Anna uses her car to force the drunk judge off the road so he crashes into a lake and drowns.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: One of Anna's targets is a retired pharmaceutical company executive who okayed the dumping of toxic chemicals that caused a cancer cluster in a suburban development resulting in the deaths of several children.
  • Cut Himself Shaving: Anna gets injured when one of her targets fights back and strikes her several times with a poker. When her housemate and her boyfriend see the vicious cuts left on her back, she claims that she slipped leaving the jet and landed on her back on the stairs.
  • Dehumanizing Insult: After Anna delivers her rant at the dinner party about rapists and molesters and mothers who kill their children:
    Marty: What are we supposed to do? They're still human beings.
    Anna: Are they?
  • Emergency Taxi: Anna flees then hotel after failing to kill Shaver and immediately flags down a cab to take her to the airport. Justified as it is a luxury hotel where cabs would be plentiful.
  • Hallucinations: Anna experiences them several times in the film, mostly of the people she's killed, due to a fatal brain tumor affecting her.
  • I Have a Family: Shaver begs to be spared by Anna when he's cornered, showing her photos of his kids in his wallet. It works - due to this, she can't kill him.
  • I Am a Monster: The pedophile priest who Anna targets appears to believe this about himself. Before she can even shoot him, he jumps to his death, expressing the hope that God will forgive them both.
  • Kitchen Chase: After failing to kill Shaver, Anna flees through the hotel's kitchen.
  • Let Off by the Detective: Det. Hodges figures out that Anna is the vigilante. He arrests her to get her away from the local cops in Denver, before explaining that much of his information is based on an illegal search and inadmissible in court. He then turns her loose to continue her Vigilante Man mission.
  • Murder by Mistake: Anna's parents and sister were killed by a crook who went to the wrong address.
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  • One-Steve Limit: Averted. The film features a Marty Cox and a Martin Shaver.
  • Pedophile Priest: One of Anna's targets is a pedophile priest whom she attacks in the confessional.
  • Predatory Big Pharma: One of Anna's targets is a pharma CEO who is revealed to have permitted the dumping of toxic waste in a lake, leading to the deaths of several children. When she confronts him, he suggests he's done worse things.
  • Shower of Angst: After killing the child pornographer in San Francisco, Anna returns to her hotel and takes a long shower. On discovering blood on her hands, she furiously scrubs herself clean.
  • Toxic, Inc.: One of Anna's targets is a retired pharmaceutical company executive who okayed the dumping of toxic chemicals that caused a cancer cluster in a suburban development, resulting in the deaths of several children. He also indicates that this was not the worst thing he had done.
  • Vehicle Vanish: On the L platform in Chicago, Anna sees her first victim sitting on the bench on the opposite platform. He stares at her, and then vanishes as a train passes between them. Justified as he is just a hallucination brought on by the tumor in her brain.
  • Vigilante Man: After being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, Anna decides to spend her last three months hunting down those who have harmed children and escaped justice.