Stone Cold Dead (1979)

R  |   |  Crime, Thriller  |  5 March 1980 (USA)
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Based on Hugh Garner's novel "Sin Sniper," this police drama follows Sergeant Boyd's police search to find the sniper who has been shooting hookers. In HD.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sgt. Boyd
Julius Kurtz
Linda Sorensen ...
Monica Page
Sandy MacAuley (as Belinda J. Montgomery)
Sgt. Tony Colabre (as Charles Shamata)
Olivia Page
Andrée Cousineau ...
Bernice Carnival
Monique Mercure ...
Dr. Bouvier
Claudia Grissom
Frank Moore ...
Teddy Mann
Insp. Webb
Dennis Strong ...
Danny De Lion
Miles Potter
Marie Clark


Based on Hugh Garner's novel "Sin Sniper," this police drama follows Sergeant Boyd's police search to find the sniper who has been shooting hookers. In HD.

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A lady of the night can sell anything...even her life.


Crime | Thriller


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Les clichés de la haine  »

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" Remember Rule Number One, Never take it home with You "
9 November 2011 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Within the dark wet streets of any city, there lurks the criminal thoughts of any of it's equally dark inhabitants. Some are good, others bad and still others are downright lethal and often lead to murder. This black 1970's murder, mystery was originally written by Hugh Garner and directed for the screen by George Mendeluk. It's the story of Decective Sgt Boyd (Richard Crenna) who despite his years of police service to the Dept. cannot fathom the endless violence which continues night after night. In this latest crime spree, there seems to be a night-time sniper who is killing ladies of the night or prostitutes for no apparent reason. In addition, there are suspicious characters like a local drug lord named Julius Kurtz (Paul Williams) who also has a stable of Whores and secret ties to the police. Personal involvements to several women in the stable makes the case difficult for Boyd as he is interested in helping them. The movie is slow to develop and the audience is thrown more than it needs when it comes to trying to pinpointing the killer. Still with Williams and Crenna playing off one another the film makes for interesting viewing. Recommended to mystery buffs and fans of both stars. ****

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