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The Mean Season (1985)

R  |   |  Crime, Thriller  |  15 February 1985 (USA)
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Malcolm Anderson is a reporter for a Miami newspaper. He's had enough of reporting the local murders and so promises his school teacher girlfriend (Christine), they'll move away soon. ... See full summary »

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Malcolm Anderson
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Christine Connelly
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Alan Delour
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Bill Nolan
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Phil Wilson
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Andy Porter
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Ray Martinez
Rose Portillo ...
Kathy Vasquez
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John Palmer ...
Himself
Lee Sandman ...
Harold Jacoby
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Carl Mason
Cynthia Caquelin ...
Ruth Lowenstein
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Warren Phillips
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Peter Peterson
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Malcolm Anderson is a reporter for a Miami newspaper. He's had enough of reporting the local murders and so promises his school teacher girlfriend (Christine), they'll move away soon. Before Malcolm can hand in his notice, the murderer from his latest article phones him. The murderer tells Malcolm that he's going to kill again. The phone calls and murders continue, soon Malcolm finds that he's not just reporting the story, he is the story. Written by Rob Hartill

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He was a lead reporter...this was a lead story which led to death. See more »

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Source novelist John Katzenbach appeared regularly on the set as a consultant during principal photography. See more »

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Malcolm Anderson has a heated exchange with the two police detectives at their office. In the middle of it he whips off his glasses but in the next shot he is still wearing them. See more »

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Alan: For the most part, good behavior goes unnoticed. Oh nevermind, what do you care?
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2 November 1998 | by (Crane Hill, AL) – See all my reviews

This is one scary movie. Richard Jordan is one of the finest actors ever to grace stage and screen. He died too early, and we were the losers. Jordan's talent makes this movie a TEN.


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