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The First Deadly Sin (1980)

 -  Thriller  -  3 October 1980 (USA)
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A police inspector, nearing retirement, tracks a serial killer who is terrorizing New York.

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Edward Delaney
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Barbara Delaney
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Daniel Blank
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Dr. Bernardi
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Monica Gilbert
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Christopher Langley
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Captain Broughton
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Dr. Sanford Ferguson
Joe Spinell ...
Charles Lipsky
Anna Navarro ...
Sunny Jordeen
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Sergeant Fernandez Correlli
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John Rogers
Robert Weil ...
Sol Appel
Hugh Hurd ...
Ben Johnson
Jon DeVries ...
Calvin Samtell
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A serial killer is stalking New York. Inspector Edward X. Delaney is an NYPD detective, nearing retirement, who is trying to put together the pieces of the case. Are the victims somehow linked? What does the brutal method of death signify? Written by Michael C. Berch <mcb@postmodern.com>

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He's searching for a killer. She's searching for a miracle .... And time is running out.

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O Primeiro Pecado Mortal  »

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Marlon Brando was offered the lead but rejected it. It was eventually played by Frank Sinatra. See more »

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A likable thriller brightened by F.S. .....
17 January 2002 | by (Teran, IRAN) – See all my reviews

I have already seen "Seven", "The bone collector" and "Copycat", so naturally this doesn't seem to surprise me or anything like that, but I had a great time watching Frank Sinatra in his last major movie appearance and was equally shocked to see Faye Dunaway so woefully wasted on a hospital bed and not enough lines for an amateur let alone ... the screenplay is just fine and the supporting characters, esp. that old curator, hit the right notes. Sinatra's strong presence virtually lifts it out of the ordinary.


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