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Deadly Illusion (1987)

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A detective is framed for a murder he didn't commit.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Hamberger
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Rina
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Jane Mallory / Sharon Burton
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Alex Burton
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Detective Paul Lefferts (as Joseph Cortese)
Michael Wilding Jr. ...
Costillion
Dennis Hallahan ...
Burton Impostor
Jenny Cornuelle ...
Gloria Reid
Allison Woodward ...
Nancy Costillion
Joe Spinell ...
Crazy Man in Gun Bureau (as Joe Spinnel)
Harriet Rogers ...
Mrs. Bains
George Loros ...
Levante
Charlie Malcolm ...
Assistant District Attorney
Thom Curley ...
Wexler
Richard Triggs ...
Toll Booth Attendant
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Storyline

A stranger pays Billy Dee Williams to kill his wife. But instead Billy, who is a Private Detective, tells the wife her husband tried to do. When she turns up dead anyway, Billy is suspected. Hopefully with the assistance of his secretary/girlfriend he can solve the case before the police catch up to him. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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If the killer isn't really a killer... and his victim isn't really a victim... why do people keep turning up dead? See more »


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16 October 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Love You to Death  »

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$626,724 (USA)
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Director Larry Cohen started the film, was fired halfway through it and replaced by William Tannen. See more »

Quotes

Hamberger: Everybody's kicking my ass today.
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Referenced in Shakedown (1988) See more »

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Thank God blacksploitation films are not longer being made!
28 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

Billy Dee Williams plays Hamberger, the rogue private detective who gets the girl(s) and solves the case. You really don't need to know more, as this is the entire movie! Morgan Fairchild is still beautiful, even with the 80's big hair look. The plot line had initial promise - Hamberger is approached by an unknown person to kill that persons wife. This person and the wife both turn out to be other than advertised, but there the story started to lose my interest. Gratuitous sex and violence have always been par for the course in Hollywood of course. Here, the obvious intent to sell tickets with this fare, as well as - admittedly - one of the hottest actresses of the time, soured me.


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