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10 to Midnight (1983)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  11 March 1983 (USA)
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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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Bronson is back on the streets. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Bloody Sunday  »

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$4,520,000 (estimated)
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This is the first of many films that Charles Bronson made for Cannon Pictures and his second film for Golan-Globus Productions. See more »

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At the end of the film, Warren is distracted by the transmissions on the police radio while searching for Laurie. The radio was given to Laurie by McAnn long before Warren is arrested for murder. Yet she still has it after his trial, when there is no reason for her to keep it following the arrest as it a tool to contact McAnn should Warren make another obscene call to her. Furthermore, no charging device is given with the radio, so the battery would have long been flat. It is highly likely that a property officer at the police station would also have noticed its absence for such an extended period and would have questioned McAnn as to its whereabouts for inventory purposes. See more »

Quotes

Laurie Kessler: That's some lunch, Dad. Coleslaw and quiche?
Leo Kessler: [looking down at his food grimly] I hate quiche.
Canteen Cashier: Then why did you get it?
Leo Kessler: I thought it was pie!
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Plays Like An X-Rated Episode of Barney Miller
18 April 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I don't think Bronson ever made another movie like this one. Some of the language in this movie is sick, yet it seems so real. As usual Bronson is his old DEATH WISH self as he tracks down serial murderer Gene Davis. The script by William Roberts is decent, but the casting of Davis as the psycho seems odd to me. The reason they give for him killing women is that he's always being rejected by chicks, yet when you look at him, he's not ugly, stupid or retarded. There is no way in the world this guy would have trouble getting chicks. I could see an ugly guy in the role who couldn't score because he didn't have any looks, but Davis does, and this puts a big hole in Roberts' script. The cat and mouse game between Bronson and Davis is exciting, because Chuck knows from the beginning who is slicing and dicing those hot girls. And speaking of hot, Lisa Eilbacher is a fox.

Score, 8 out of 10 Stars


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