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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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Murder. Corruption. Comedy. 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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References Fatal Beauty (1987) 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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A bit of an odd crime-comedy-thriller
4 September 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

First things first, this film has a few problems with trying to work out what it wants to be. Some of the scenes are a bit ridiculous and unrealistic, and sometimes it gets a bit slow. But that could be said about some hugely successful blockbuster films as well.

Underneath this is a good little crime thriller with some likable characters who are trying to work out the clues to catch a killer with a taste for strangling women in their city apartments.

Kevin Kline is enjoyable, Susan Sarandon and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio are classy, Harvey Keitel doesn't really do much and Alan Rickman kind of floats around to help loosen up the mood of the film. Some of the dialog sounds like it was lifted from an adapted play or is better for an older, more mature generation.

But, the stand out star of this film is Danny Aiello, who plays Captain Vincent Alcoa. He has a filthy mouth, loves yelling and putting people down all the time and has to deal with a Kline as a difficult police detective who returns to the job.

The film alone is worth seeing for his performance.


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