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Cast

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Mrs. Fitzwaring
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Gail Cornell
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Bernard
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Cookie Fitzwaring
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Nicholas Lang (as Rob Knepper)
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Graham Corey
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Jane Corey
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Mr. Fitzwaring
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Dexter Cornell, an English Professor becomes embroiled in a series of murders involving people around him. Dexter has good reason to want to find the murderer but hasn't much time. He finds help and comfort from one of his students, Sydney Fuller. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Someone poisoned Dexter Cornell. He's got to find out who. He's got to find out why. He's got to find out now. In 24 hours, he'll be Dead On Arrival.

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Mystery | Thriller

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18 March 1988 (USA)  »

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$12,706,478 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The picture's directing team of Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel were hired on the back of their success in creating the "Max Headroom" character and television programs [See: Max Headroom (1985) and The Max Headroom Show (1985)]. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, Dex shoots the villain, who falls out of a window. Dex shot the villain in the front and the villain took several steps backwards without turning around. The next shot shows the villain very obviously jumping out of the window by running up to it facing forward and spinning around in the air. See more »

Quotes

Bernard: I don't think I like what you're inferring, Mr. Cornell...
Dexter Cornell: [condescendingly] Implying. When I say it, that's implying. How you take it, that's inferring.
Bernard: I see. Infer this.
[punches Dexter]
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Crazy Credits

The opening Touchstone Logo is in black & white and the logo's flash is accompanied by a thunder clap. See more »

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Referenced in The Player (1992) See more »

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TIE A YELLOW RIBBON 'ROUND THE OLD OAK TREE
Written by Irwin Levine & L. Russell Brown (as Larry Brown)
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A promising 'noir' remake
30 January 2003 | by (Glasgow, Scotland) – See all my reviews

Those wishing to see film noir remakes, should not see this as as a remake, you will always be disappointed. Instead, enjoy a gripping performance from Dennis Quaid and visual imagery to commend. The colour drains from the film (literally, not metaphorically!)) as the plot gathers pace, and the dialogue is crisp and gritty. The opening dialogue is clever, and the viewer is carried along by a sharp screenplay and a real, original film noir feel,


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