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Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back. A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, ... See full summary »

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Nick Starkey
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Christine Starkey
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Bernadette Flynn
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Police Commissioner Frank Starkey
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Captain Vincent Alcoa
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Mayor Eamon Flynn
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Ed
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Alison Hawkins
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Roger Culver (as Ken Welsh)
Jayne Haynes ...
Alma
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Cone
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Rip
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Detective Reilly
Greg Walker ...
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Lana Pico
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Storyline

Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back. A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, and corruption all are in the background as Nick tries to uncover the secret of where the killer will strike next, and finally must lay a trap without the police. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Eleven women. Eleven months. Only one man can stop him. See more »


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13 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Im Zeichen der Jungfrau  »

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$4,611,062 (USA)
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Trivia

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio met her future husband, the film's director Pat O'Connor while working on this project. See more »

Goofs

As a matter of definition, the integer 1 (one) is not a prime. See more »

Quotes

Ed: I'm going to go home, mix some paint, and try to create something original.
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Connections

References Midnight Cowboy (1969) See more »

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Calendar Girl
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Written by Neil Sedaka
Performed by Kevin Kline and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
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People are taking this movie to seriously
1 February 2003 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

I'm watching the "thrilling" climax as I type this.

Listen, folks, this film wasn't meant to be taken seriously, it's meant more as a parody or farce. Just listen to the soundtrack during the "dramatic" moments, it's not even trying to be serious. I'm guessing the cast was struggling to keep from bursting out in laughter during the filming because it really is stuffed full of every imagineable cliche.

Though there are some original lines. "I want to make you haggis." I mean, come on, how can anyone even begin to imagine this was meant seriously. It's like a police drama version of "Showgirls".

Well, without as much skin. ;-)


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