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A tough homicide cop is assigned to track down a serial killer who is murdering prostitutes. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Charles Napier ... Sgt. J.J. Striker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leila Carlin ... Terry
Tally Chanel ... Brenda

Joan Chen ... Mai Wing

Julian Christopher ... Julius (as James Watkins)
Gary Crosby ... Vic Gallegher

Lydie Denier ... First Victim
Douglas Dunning ... Assassin

George 'Buck' Flower ... Tramp

Joseph Gian ... Det. Buddy Brown
John F. Goff ... Captain

Roy Jenson ... Cook
Marcia Karr ... H.J. Salters

Katherine Kelly Lang ... Denise

Sheila Lussier

Ola Ray ... Sable Fox
Michelle Reese ... Rene
Diane Sommerfield ... Lonnie Roberts
Robert Viharo ... Charlie Garrett
Kurt Wachter ... Desk Officer

Robert Z'Dar ... Chuck Sommers
George Cheung ... Thug (uncredited)
Shane Dixon ... Thug (uncredited)
Eric Lee ... Chinese fighter (uncredited)

Directed by
Max Kleven 
Writing credits
John F. Goff (written by)

Don Edmonds  written by

Produced by
Stephen Chrystie .... executive producer
Don Edmonds .... producer
George 'Buck' Flower .... co-producer
Michael S. Landes .... executive producer
Jack Lorenz .... associate producer
Jefferson Richard .... co-producer (as Jef Richard)
Albert Schwartz .... executive producer
Original Music by
David Kitay 
Richard Kosinski 
Sam Winans 
Cinematography by
Don Burgess 
Film Editing by
Stanford C. Allen 
Casting by
Patti Kirkpatrick 
Production Design by
Allen Terry 
Costume Design by
Verkina Flower 
Production Management
Sanford Hampton .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Irving .... assistant director
Sound Department
Craig Felburg .... sound
Special Effects by
Paul Staples .... special effects
George Cheung .... stunts
Shane Dixon .... stunts
Eric Lee .... stunts
Jean Malahni .... stunt double
Bob Minor .... stunts
Buddy Van Horn .... stunts
James Winburn .... stunt coordinator
Music Department
Steve Tyrell .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Ron Holmstrom .... transportation coordinator

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Also Known As:
"The Man Who Could Not Be Killed" - USA (poster title)
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93 min | Brazil:89 min
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On the stalk, 13 March 2013
Author: PeterMitchell-506-564364 from Australia

In one sense, watching The Night Stalker, is kind of like watching Roots of Evil that kind of bares similarities. They're both sleazy, straight to video flicks, and that sleazy cop Vic, in this, whose mouth is like a gutter, reminded me of the killer in Roots Of Evil in looks and voice. But in this psycho thriller, where boozing cop Napier is thankfully the lead, we're battling an unstoppable evil, a maniac cop sort, where fired bullets don't work, but just put holes in this faceless being of incredible human strength. Is this guy human. Yes? It almost stretches the reality factor, kind of making us think, may'be this is possible, plausible. Napier makes a meal of his starring lead, carrying this film, out to catch this maniac, who's been disposing of a few prostitutes. J.J (Napier) is in love with such a woman, a pro, who of course, is losing a couple of her close pro friends/lovelies, even a younger Joan Chen, to this psychopath. They have, what you could say, is a love hate relationship. There are a lot of things to this film that are fun: 1- Napier fixing a dude and his mate who try to get smart at a hot dog stand, ruining his morning coffee. His partner watches on amused, saying to Napier, in aid of some help with one big guy, "Oh, you own him". 2) Napier blacking out on a rooftop where his partner almost thinks Napier's gone, then when he revives, he gives him a piece of his mind. 3) Vic giving a younger cop, Joey Gian (Death Before Dishonor) some rookie advice about falling for the younger sister of Napier's woman. Gian retaliates verbally, then storms out of the car, with Vic, saying "Sensitive little, ain't he". And 4) Vic then makes out with a woman who's not a woman, and he's caught with his pants down by Napier and co, such a figure of mortification. What was great about the film, though was the cool talking pimp, Julius, who wraps up his words in riddles. This black pimp is Napier's nemeses, and with such a cool and slick demeanor, I almost feel, Napier's gum chewing partner, envies Julius. He even smooth talks Gian's love interest, in joining his stable when he drops in on her sixteenth birthday, Napier, making sure this won't happen when telling the older sister straight, later at the party, the song "On The Edge Of Love" playing off, nearby at muffled volume. He then makes a joke about Julius, that is indeed, in bad taste. Julius and his mates even try to take on The Night Stalker. Guess how that works out. Whatever your fancy, to all you b grade lovers out there, this isn't a bad pick, and The Night Stalker isn't a dude who'll go down easily. Adequate flick, with somewhat of a uninviting cover, like the freak himself.

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