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Rampage (1987)

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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.

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Anthony Fraser
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Charlie Reece
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Albert Morse
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Kate Fraser
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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 ...
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Donald Hotton ...
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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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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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In filming the scene where Alex McArthur's character jumps through the church window, McArthur insisted on doing his own stunt. Unfortunately, when he landed on the floor he fractured his ankle. He was taken to a local hospital where a cast was put on the lower portion of his leg. Later in the same scene, when he is knocking over items on a table, a black stocking can clearly be seen covering the cast. 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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Anthony Fraser: [addressing to the jury] The life of an innocent human being worths more than the life of an murderer. Charles Reece must die. Now, I want you to remember that you sit here as representatives of your community, your neighbors, your friends, your children. If you should decide to let this man go free, be absolutely clear in your mind that you are condemning his victims to a second death and saying to your neighbors that the life of a terrible murderer is worth more than the life of the people he ...
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20 May 2007 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

After five people have been viciously murdered in suburban California, the police arrest Charles Edmund Reece for the crimes for which he slaughtered two families and drank their blood for cleansing. Liberal district attorney Anthony Fraser is put onto the case, where he has to convince the jury that the killer wasn't insane during those acts, so he can be found guilty of the charges to receive the actual death penalty. However the religious Anthony doesn't believe in that justice, but after seeing the aftermaths, and the victims of the ordeal, he goes out to nail him.

Talk about an admirably confronting and dreary cold-blooded thriller with no easy way out, but one that raises many ethical questions on the insanity plea to escape the death penalty. William Friedkin's "Rampage" has a routine set-up to its premise (taken of William P. Wood's novel), but there's enough emotional engagement and fascination that demands your interest. Friedkin who also wrote the sedate screenplay tries to delve a little deeper into the circumstances with some background and motivation. The way they look into the mind of the killer and try to explain his way of thinking is unnerving and unpredictable. While the stirring script wants to be thought provoking, it still could have used a touch up as some unconvincing details enter. This one plays out more like a bitter courtroom drama with the damaging effects of the incidents engulfing those who happen to be involved one-way or another, as the psycho-thriller part of the story coming off as seconds. However these moments are highly potent with unsparingly disturbing, intense and callous images and feelings finding their way in. What makes these scenes effective and stay in your mind is that they aren't cheap jolts. Ennio Morricone's simmering low-key score lends to the chilling and glum nature that blankets the air, and the sweeping doco-style camera-work gives it a bit of leering authenticity. However like some others have mentioned, it does feel like a TV-movie. Alex McArthur's casual performance is disquieting and really creepy, especially how he goes about killing his victims and seeking forgiveness for his actions. Michael Biehn is in exceptionally fine form as the public attorney. Friedkin's dependably gallant and dark direction covers most bases and steers to a psychological graduation of perfect timing. One solid aspect is that Friedkin truly makes you feel as if you're apart of the jury, as if your mind-set has an important say in deciding the fate of this man.

Provocative, but not entirely perfect.


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