Sensitive sketch cop Jeff Fahey wears glasses and coaches a crap baseball team while hunting a killer/rapist that removes the faces of his victims with a Remington combat knife. Jeff works from photo’s and meets blind gal Courtney Cox! who survived an attack and was allowed live coz she can’t see and therefore can’t identify her assailant. Wrong. She felt his face (hence the title) and Jeff sets about pencilling the perp.
It’s hard not to think of Cox as ‘Monica’ and you get to see her ‘stare’ past things, bump into tables and walk around with her hands out in front of her. She tries not to run or blink too much and can’t even see Jeff’s finished sketch to confirm it’s accuracy!! Duuuh. Cox runs through her ordeal a few times; all red eyed and misty, then she goes to the park and listens to heavy breathing joggers. She gets stalked by the killer some more and Jeff wallows around thinking about a logo for his Concern for Courtney campaign.
Apart from the mild blind terror tactics, Brion James (R.I.P) as a lawyer and the ridiculous scene where Courtney has to I.D the rapist by feeling up an entire police line-up!, this is watery L.A law courtroom crap, free of on-screen violence and it’s TV tame. A low point from Sholder who gave us the hyperactive Sci-Fi romp The Hidden (87).