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Nightkill (1980)

R  |   |  Crime, Horror, Mystery  |  18 December 1980 (USA)
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A women is convinced by her lover to poison her cruel husband, a rich businessman. However, she becomes terrified when she finds the lover dead as well. A sinister PI, who's investigating her husband's disappearance, contacts her.

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The wife of a wealthy industrialist finds herself caught-up in a web of intrigue & murder which was created by her own deceit. When she tries to escape the results of her actions, she too falls victim to deception. Written by Anonymous

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A High-bending Suspense Thriller!
14 February 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is supposed to be Jaclyn Smith's first major feature after declining to star in the James Bond movie "Moonraker." But the film was largely unreleased in the cinemas. It did get a major cinema released though, internationally and created a following (at least, for people who loves this kind of genre).

Inspite of some inept direction, (one example is when Smith is trying to explain to her friend, played by Sybil Danning, what happened the night before and why her friend's husband came to see Smith --the dubbing was so bad), this movie is one of my favourite thrillers of all time.

The story is very original and will keep you guessing up to the last minute. Very satisfying and the performances are superb.

Jaclyn Smith is absolutely gorgeous and delivers the best performance in this film. James Franciscus, who starred with Smith in JACQUELINE BOUVIER KENNEDY movie, is also marvelous in a very short memorable role. They both look great on screen and of course, veteran actor Robert Mitchum is at his best. Except for some "blah" performances of the supporting cast, the movie will keep you on your seat.

The shower scene is probably the best thriller "shower" scene I've seen in the movies (well, of course, aside from Janet Leigh in "Psycho" )and it was executed excellently.

I can't wait to see a re-make of this film, why?, because, this is what a thriller should be! Paging hollywood!!!!


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