Wes Block is a detective who's put on the case of a serial killer whose victims are young and pretty women, that he rapes and murders. The killings are getting personal when the killer chooses victims who are acquaintances of Block. Even his daughters are threatened. Written by
Tony Kessen <email@example.com>
A cop on the edge...
Did You Know?
The movie's Tightrope
(1984) title is mentioned in the film when a crime expert says: "There's a darkness inside all of us. Some act it out. Some try to control it. Most of us walk a tightrope between the two". See more
Obviously fake lightning flashes twice near the end of the movie. See more
Twenty-eight years ago I borrowed 40 dollars from my father, packed up an old, beat up suitcase, took a bus and came here. I was seventeen at the time. While I walked through the French Quarter, I looked out over the Mississippi and swore I'd never leave.
Ever come close?
Only once. When I looked down and saw that the suitcase was missing.
Referenced in Tatort: Märchenwald