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10 to Midnight (1983)

A LAPD detective is on the trail of a very handsome young man who had been seducing and slashing many young women to death.

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In Los Angeles, the rookie Detective Paul McAnn teams up with the veteran Detective Leo Kessler to investigate the murder of Betty Johnson and her boyfriend that were stabbed by a naked serial-killer in a park. Detective Kessler recognizes the victim, who lived in the same neighborhood many years ago and childhood friend of his daughter Laurie Kessler. The killer Warren Stacy goes to the funeral and overhears Betty's father telling Detective Kessler that his daughter had a diary. Warren breaks in Betty's apartment and stabs and kills her roommate Karen Smalley trying to find the diary. But Karen had already delivered the journal to Detective Kessler. Leo Kessler is sure that Warren is the serial-killer and her plants a false evidence in his apartment. However, Warren's defense lawyer presses Detective McAnn accusing him of perjury and Warren is released. Now the Warren is stalking Laurie to revenge against her father. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Back in town... with a vengeance! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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11 March 1983 (USA)  »

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Bloody Sunday  »

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$4,520,000 (estimated)
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Warren Stacy kills in the nude so he won't get blood on his clothes, in effect there's no evidence to link him to his crimes. See more »

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When Warren is chasing Betty through the woods, he's wearing pants while running in some shots. See more »

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Leo Kessler: [referring to a masturbatory device found in Warren's apartment] You know what this is for, Warren? It's for JACKING OFF!
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This is NOT a "Death Wish" rip-off
9 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A very solid movie! Charles Bronson is absolutely great in this film. The fact that the killer was a handsome guy really emphasized that he was a sociopath and all around creep (smart character development). Lisa Eilbacher is damn cute! A good psychological action/thriller!

I do not understand why people consider this a "cheesy?" movie or a "rip-off" of Death Wish.

Leo Kessler is a hardened cop. Paul Kersey was an architect who took on the role of vigilante after a life changing event. The two characters really aren't that similar at all.

I wonder what Lisa Eilbacher is up to nowadays.


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