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The Midnight Man (1974)

R | | Mystery | 14 June 1974 (USA)
An ex-con, once a cop, now working as security in a college, decides to investigate the murder of one of the students, a daughter of a senator.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jim Slade
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Linda Thorpe
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Quartz
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Clayborne
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Casey
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Dr. Prichette
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Judy
Lawrence Dobkin ...
Mason
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Leroy
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Cash
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Ewing
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Natalie
Bill Lancaster ...
King (as William Lancaster)
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Swanson
Richard Winterstein ...
Virgil
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An ex-con, once a cop, now working as security in a college, decides to investigate the murder of one of the students, a daughter of a senator.

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Mystery

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14 June 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Mitternachtsmann  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Come On Back Where You Belong
Lyrics by Morgan Ames
Music by Dave Grusin
Sung by Yvonne Elliman
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An Excellent Burt Lancaster vehicle with strong cast support.
5 May 2001 | by (Columbus, Georgia) – See all my reviews

I find this film a great pleasure to watch. The cast is superb, and the plot develops in a deliberate and leisurely manner; with emphasis on the characters and suspense. As always, Burt Lancaster is wonderful to watch. But then so is everyone else in this film including Burt's son, and a young Catherine Bach, in cameo roles. Midnight Man is a film to watch when you really want to settle and get involved for an evening of suspense and great acting. Its even better if someone is there to share it. Burt is an ex-homicide investigator, just paroled from prison for shooting his unfaithful wife and her lover. He is tragic in a sense, but also strong-willed. He takes a job as a night guard at a college and becomes obsessed with solving a murder that occurs there. He is pitted against resistance from local law enforcement, and some mysterious forces who throw constant dangers and obstacles in his path. But a skilled determination enables him to piece together a complex puzzle of deceit and collusion that makes for an exciting and revealing climax. I heartily recommend this classic Burt Lancaster drama!


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