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The Kill-Off (1989)

 -  Drama  -  9 February 1990 (UK)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Loretta Gross ...
Luane
Andrew Lee Barrett ...
Bobbie Ashton
Jackson Sims ...
Pete Pavlov
Steve Monroe ...
Ralph
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Danny Lee
William Russell ...
Rags
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Myra Pavlov (as Jorjan Fox)
Sean O'Sullivan ...
The Doctor
Ellen Kelly ...
Lily Williams
Ralph Graff ...
Henry Williams
Jim Woyt ...
Bar Regular
Cesar Pares ...
Bar Regular
Mike Towstik ...
Bar Regular
Bill Busto ...
Policeman
Spencer Neyland ...
Dancing Drunk
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Mesmerizing little movie - perfect in its way...
28 April 2000 | by (the lower depths) – See all my reviews

I can't believe this movie was made in 1989 & I never heard of it before its premiere on the Sundance channel. It's a riveting piece of work that's all of a piece: from the performances (the casting is about as eerily on-target as anything I've ever seen) to the lighting to the cinematography. I thought I was watching a Sam Shephard play with some kind of non-Shephard twist to it, only to find out at the end that it was based a Jim Thompson story. (Of course! - 2nd cousin to Coup de Torchon.) Some of the scenes, especially the two women - Danny & Luane - dancing to the same record in crosscut scenes, are absolutely terrific. This movie beats all the major hollywood products (including hollywood "art" products like "Short Cuts") by light years. Highly recommended!!!


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