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To Kill a Stranger (1983)

Cristina Carver (Angelica Maria) finds herself in dire straits after she arrives to spend some time with her TV-reporter husband (Dean Stockwell) who is visiting a Latin American country ... See full summary »

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(original screenplay), (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Christina Carver
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John Carver
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Col. Kostik
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Inspector Benedict
Sergio Aragonés ...
Maj. Keller
Ken Grant ...
Tom
Jill Franklyn ...
Susan
Rick Sharp ...
Benedict's assistant
Juan José Gurrola ...
Truck driver
José Ángel Espinosa 'Ferrusquilla' ...
Gas attendant (as José Ángel Espinoza)
Juan López Moctezuma ...
Albert Morell (as J. López-Moctezuma)
Arturo García Rubio ...
Sound assistant
Joffrey de la Fontaine ...
Hotel manager
Martin Lassalle ...
Sergeant
Susana Kamini ...
Esbietha
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Cristina Carver (Angelica Maria) finds herself in dire straits after she arrives to spend some time with her TV-reporter husband (Dean Stockwell) who is visiting a Latin American country run by a military dictator. After a car accident one day, Cristina brings the helpful Col. Kostik (Donald Pleasence) home and then kills him in self-defense when he violently attempts to rape and murder her. Terrified, she covers up her act and hides the body, yet in spite of her husband's efforts to protect her, a local police detective starts to figure out what really happened. Written by Dylan Conner

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Mystery | Thriller

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October 1983 (Mexico)  »

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Le tueur  »

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Filmed at the very same time, and at the same Mexican movie studio as Yellowbeard (1983). See more »

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A Day Without You
Lyrics by Jacques Wilson
Music by Mort Garson
Performed by Angélica María
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Great fun (sort of)
11 January 2000 | by (Toulouse, France) – See all my reviews

TO KILL A STRANGER (French video title is LE TUEUR) sure ain't no masterpiece. It's great secondhand fun, though. The first half-hour is highly enjoyable, thanks to Donald Pleasence acting sillier than ever (I know what I'm talking about). His performance alone makes it well worth watching the film, which is a solid thriller, even if it's not particularly mind-blowing (the look of the film is outrageously rooted in the 1980s). Dean Stockwell's in it too, which adds to the curiousness and uniqueness of this rather superior-than-average B movie.


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