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Killjoy (1981)

TV Movie  -   -  Mystery | Thriller  -  22 October 1981 (USA)
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Story of a young woman's murder and the people who become involved with it.


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Complete credited cast:
Lou Corbin
Dr. Max Heller
Dr. Martha Trenton
Dr. Paul Trenton
Ann Dusenberry ...
Joy Morgan / Elaine Steel
Helene Winston ...
Mrs. Goodman
Francine Verrett ...
Dr. Joe Jacobs
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Mary Roberts


Story of a young woman's murder and the people who become involved with it.

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murder | police detective


Mystery | Thriller

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Rated PG for some violence and language | See all certifications »




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22 October 1981 (USA)  »

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21 April 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is a neat little film, that should satisfy fans of suspense/mystery/whodoneit genre. Since this is a 1981, made for TV film, the gore, harsh language and violence that are the staple of many newer films, are not present here. <p> Therefore, the writing, plot twists and acting move this film along. I was guessing up until the final scene. I would consider this film to be a "must see" for fans of the TV series, The Sopranos. Shades of Livia Soprano can be seen in Nancy Marchand's performance .... especially the dynamic between her character and that of her son.

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