Liberal district attorney decides to seek the death penalty for a man who slaughtered a family at Christmastime, then drank their blood. He escapes, though, and starts killing again.

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Anthony Fraser
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Charlie Reece
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Albert Morse
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Kate Fraser
John Harkins ...
Dr. Keddie
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Mel Sanderson
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Judge McKinsey (as Billy Greenbush)
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Gene Tippetts
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Naomi Reece
Carlos Palomino ...
Nestode
Roy London ...
Dr. Paul Rudin
Donald Hotton ...
Dr. Leon Gables
Andy Romano ...
Spencer Whalen
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Harry Bellenger
Roger Nolan ...
Dr. Roy Blair
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Liberal district attorney decides to seek the death penalty for a man who slaughtered a family at Christmastime, then drank their blood. He escapes, though, and starts killing again. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Do you set a killer free because he's insane, or kill him because he's not? See more »

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Rated R for scenes of strong violence | See all certifications »
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30 October 1992 (USA)  »

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Anklage Massenmord  »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)

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$796,368 (USA)
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The film was set for release in late 1987, but went unreleased in America for five years when its distributor, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, went bankrupt. William Friedkin reedited the film and changed the ending before Miramax Films eventually picked it up and gave it a limited run in 1992. See more »

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After the doctor turns off the oxygen machine, he closes the girl's eyes. But, her eyes were already closed when they said she was brain dead. See more »

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Mel Sanderson: My God. This looks like brains!
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This film has no opening credits or title. Only the Miramax logo appears at the beginning. See more »

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A disturbing yet restrained movie. Underrated
8 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

RAMPAGE is one of the rare films were we are not shown EVERYTHING a serial killer does but are given a look inside his head, and it is disturbing. ALEX MACARTHUR plays a killer who scares the crap out of the viewing audience on acting prowese alone. The film, was sort of controversial when released, yet poses a question in it's end. The strength of RAMPAGE is when does a man like TED BUNDY or the character in this film stop being a human being and start becoming a wild dog driven only by his lusts and violence. Most experts would agree there is no dividing line..or is there? The BIBLE gives an explanation of a reprobate mind, people like FREUD blame parental upbringing etc. This movie paints a disturbing portrait of a character clearly a human being but clearly mad. The sad thing is with shows on the discovery channel etc. we see characters IN REAL LIFE like this everyday. The troubling thing is this films plausible nature, and an ability in it to suspend the disbelief in plot, story, and characters and the nature of the villain himself. (or to doctors is he a villain or a carnivore of emotion and hate?) Michael Biehn gives one of the better performances of his career as an attorney who works the case. Biehn is usually typecast yet, he plays the character with great ease in what was a difficult contrast between him and the criminal...or was it great ease? I recommend this film because it shows the other side of crime, the victim. Very few movies show after crime scenes of fathers and sons trying to cope. I also recommend this film because of the thought provoking nature and disturbing end..the end's question is an answer you must decide on your own. Enjoy.


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