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Don Blakely ... Joey

Tom Bresnahan ... Tod Jennings
Ann Dane ... Nurse Barton
Crisstyn Dante ... Nurse Edgar

Billy Drago ... Cyril
Suzanne Dunne ... Reporter
Robert Hoover ... Janitor
Tamara J. Hufford ... Mrs. Masters
Mark Keyloun ... Sgt. Blaze
Skip E. Lowe ... Patient

Robert F. Lyons ... Sheriff Hank Fallon
Donna Magnani ... Carol (as Donna Marie)

Doug McClure ... Dr. Brand
Victoria Nesbitt ... Nurse Amy Walters

Nora Paradiso ... Injured Woman (as Nora Paradise)

Michael Parks ... Bill Nevins

Dana Plato ... Diana Masters
Vince Rapini ... Young Dr. Brand (as Vincent Rapini)
Nell Regan ... Megan

Ralph Roberts ... Ben

Michael Jason Rosen ... Hiker (as Michael Rosen)
Samantha Rowden ... Linda
Alain Silver ... Dispatcher

Frank Stallone ... Gene Chambers

Susan Strasberg ... Dr. Celia Warren
Rick Waln ... Doctor
David Weininger ... David
Ken Wright ... District Attorney

Directed by
Bruce Kimmel  (as Mark Rutland)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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Produced by
Patrick Regan .... producer
Shelley E. Reid .... executive producer
Alain Silver .... producer
Original Music by
Bruce Kimmel 
Cinematography by
Fernando Argüelles 
Film Editing by
Sergei Goncharoff 
Casting by
Debra Neathery 
Production Design by
Gary T. New 
Costume Design by
Joyce Aysta 
Production Management
Beth Tate .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Berry .... assistant director
Ron Althoff .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Janossy .... assistant camera
Michael Martino .... gaffer
Mark Pickens .... key grip
Transportation Department
Samuel Braslau .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Jerry P. Jacobs .... production assistant
Brett Nerem .... production assistant
Joyce 'Doc' Pepper .... script supervisor
Chris Watts .... production assistant

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Original director, Thomas Constantinides, was replaced after five days of filming. About twelve minutes of his footage remains in the final film.See more »


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Terrific exploitation cast wasted badly ........, 2 September 2013
Author: merklekranz from United States

"Prime Suspect" has a terrific exploitation cast that just jumps out at you from the faded VHS box. Frank Stallone, Billy Drago, Michael Parks, Susan Strasberg, and even a well worn Doug McClure. It almost seems as if they didn't know how to cast such great "B" movie actors. Drago's part as a bisexual mental hospital orderly could have been written out completely. Stallone, as a restaurant owner, gives his usual intimidating performance, but the script is so murky that motive for his actions is totally lacking. Parks is off kilter and strange but with little purpose. His casting as a quirky chef might have been nothing more than an add on part. Finally,the only one who seems like they fit is Strasberg as a psychologist. Plot contrivances abound including people showing up at the right time out of thin air, a $200,000 Caterpillar backhoe in the middle of nowhere with the keys left in it, etc. etc. For fans of the actors this is worth a watch, just lower your expectations, and it could be acceptable entertainment. - MERK

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