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Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker (1989)

Based on the true story of Richard "The Night Stalker" Ramirez who terrorized California in 1985 and the two Los Angeles police detectives who try to track him down.

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Sergeant Frank Salerno
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Lieutenant Gil Carrillo
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Pearl Carrillo
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Peter Morgan
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Anne Clark
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Richard Ramirez (The Night Stalker) (as Gregory Norman Cruz)
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Phil Thomas
Jenny Sullivan ...
Jane Salerno
Marisol R. Reyes ...
Maria Hernandez
Roger Hampton ...
Detective Heller
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Captain Robert Grimm
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Dr. Chow (as Soon-Teck Oh)
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Bill Melton
Jake Dengel ...
Jessie
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Mrs. Webster
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"Manhunt" vividly tells the terrifying story of the pursuit and capture of Richard Ramirez, "the Night Stalker" - a serial killer who terrorized California in mid 1980s. Written by Jaromir Krol <jaromirk@kr.onet.pl>

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12 November 1989 (USA)  »

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Hunt for the Night Stalker  »

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On two separate occasions, the US Bank Tower is visible: once in the opening credits (hard to see due to darkness, but that's definitely it) and again near the end when Ramirez is trying to evade police. This building didn't begin construction until 1987, two years after the film's setting. See more »

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Featured in Confessions of a Hollywood Stuntman (2014) See more »

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excellent,but terrifying
12 December 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

this movie is based on the true story of Richard Ramirez,dubbed The Night Stalker,who terrorised California in the summer of 1985 with a series of brutal crimes.the story focuses mainly on the two main detectives who try to identify and capture him.the movie is a very well done TV movie,but is not only disturbing,but terrifying,all the more so,because it is based on a true story.the movie does a great job of capturing the fear people felt during The Night Stalker's reign of terror.the acting is superb.it would have been nice if the movie had delved into why Ramirez committed those awful crimes,but there is only a vague hint given by Ramirez himself at the end of the movie.for me,Manhunt:Search for the Night Stalker is an 8/10.


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