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John F. Goff (written by) and
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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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Somewhat pedestrian, yet commendable effort, fresh from the Ramirez case. See more (7 total) »


  (in credits order)

Charles Napier ... Sgt. J.J. Striker
Michelle Reese ... Rene

Katherine Kelly Lang ... Denise
Robert Viharo ... Charlie Garrett

Joseph Gian ... Det. Buddy Brown

Robert Z'Dar ... Chuck Sommers
Leila Carlin ... Terry
Gary Crosby ... Vic Gallegher
Diane Sommerfield ... Lonnie Roberts
John F. Goff ... Captain

Joan Chen ... Mai Wing
Marcia Karr ... H.J. Salters
Tally Chanel ... Brenda

Ola Ray ... Sable Fox

Roy Jenson ... Cook
Kurt Wachter ... Desk Officer
Clifford A. Pellow ... Liquor Store Clerk
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Julian Christopher ... Julius (as James Watkins)

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

George 'Buck' Flower ... Tramp

Sheila Lussier

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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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Somewhat pedestrian, yet commendable effort, fresh from the Ramirez case., 3 July 2005
Author: rixrex from United States

First, to set things straight, the film's copyright date is 1986, year of release, but video release is 1987. If you are lucky enough to find a VHS copy, there was only one release, and not on DVD yet, and you can find it for just a few dollars, and you're a genre fan, get it. This was given the go ahead right after the Richard Ramirez murder spree as the Night Stalker in Los Angeles in the summer of 1985, to capitalize on that wave of fear that ran through the city, well-fed by a hysterical news media. It actually has a seemingly unstoppable serial killer preying on mostly street-walkers late at night, whereas Ramirez slipped into homes and killed those in their sleep, a much more frightening premise. The similarity with Ramirez is in name, location, satanic style influences, and that's about it. Otherwise, the film plays very much like an episode of the TV series, Kolchak, the Night Stalker, with it's supernatural elements, invincible killer, and TV-movie style of production, plus some cheesy lines, some over-acting, and several good character actors, but without the great Kolchak himself. Charles Napier is an adequate lead, and Robert Z'Dar is a spooky serial killer, check out his photo here on IMDb and you'll see why. For genre fans who are a little forgiving of the silly moments, it won't be a waste of time.

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