An obsessive, insubordinate homicide cop is convinced a serial killer is loose in the Hollywood area and disobeys orders in order to catch him.

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Kathleen McCarthy
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Dutch Peltz
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Delbert 'Whitey' Haines
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Captain Fred Gaffney
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Joanie Pratt
Steven Lambert ...
Bobby Franco
Christopher Wynne ...
Jack Gibbs
Jan McGill ...
Jen Hopkins
Vicki Wauchope ...
Penny Hopkins
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Sarah Smith
John Petievich ...
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Lawrence 'Birdman' Henderson
Randy Pelish ...
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Amy Cranfield
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Storyline

Lloyd Hopkins, a hard-boiled American police detective is on the trail of a mass murderer who is victimizing women in Los Angeles. The pursuit leads him through a world that has become his own natural habitat - a nasty world of crime, drugs, prostitution and male hustlers where "innocence kills" and continued exposure corrupts. Paradoxically, it's also a world of love, secret admirers, romantic feminist poets and modern chivalry. And for the viewer, it's the background for an exciting, suspense movie. Written by Dave Cook <cookd@mcmail.cis.mcmaster.ca>

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A killer on the loose. A cop on the edge. See more »


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11 March 1988 (USA)  »

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Blood on the Moon  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,884,315 (USA)
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Trivia

Although the film garnered positive reviews, Atlantic, the studio behind the film, were encountering financial difficulties and could not publicize or advertise the film. See more »

Goofs

When Detective Hopkins is looking over the newspaper classifieds in the victim's apartment (around the ninth minute) the first advert circled in red is the last column of the newspaper, the second advert circled in red in the second newspaper is in the second last column to the right. In the very next scene however the circled advert is again in the last column of the newspaper even though the detective was clearly seen placing the first newspaper on the desk. See more »

Quotes

Lloyd Hopkins: I hear West Hollywood's a faggot sewer.
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Referenced in Spellbinder (1988) See more »

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A great Friday night matinee...
3 February 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Extremely entertaining film about a cop (Woods) who tries to hunt down a criminal who is murdering women downtown in an apparently random order. I saw this on AMC one Friday night, very late, and I was blown away. Great acting, particularly by James Woods, and just a very fine film with a good fade-to-black ending.

It's sort of dumb and predictable sometimes, but it's one of the best endings I can remember in recent years.

4/5 stars.

  • John Ulmer



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