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Relentless (1989)

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Two Los Angeles police detectives, cynical veteran Malloy and cocky rookie Dietz, hunt for a serial killer, an ex-cop named Taylor, whom randomly chooses his victims from a phone directory.

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Arthur 'Buck' Taylor
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Bill Malloy
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Patrick O'Bryan ...
Todd Arthur
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Arthur
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Francine
Angel Tompkins ...
Carmen
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Swarthy Cop
Beau Starr ...
Ike Taylor
Harriet Hall ...
Angela Taylor
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Marra
Ron Taylor ...
Captain Blakely
Roy Brocksmith ...
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Terrell
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Sam Dietz, a New York cop recently reassigned to Los Angeles, joins the hunt for a serial killer who seemingly picks his victims at random from the telephone directory - but the closer he gets to cracking the case, the more personal the stakes become. Written by Ross Horsley <explodo@hotmail.com>

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Killers aren't born. They're made. Judd Nelson is Buck Taylor. And Buck Taylor is...Relentless See more »

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Crime | Thriller

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30 August 1989 (USA)  »

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$6,985,999 (USA)
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Joe Spinell was originally cast to play the role of Captain Blakely, but died shortly before filming was to begin. See more »

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Sam Dietz: [Seeing the police psychologist readying his gun] What the hell is with that?
police psychiatrist: Well, psychiatrists aren't always preaching. Sometimes it's persuasion.
[They both laugh]
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References Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) See more »

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A run of the mill crime thriller but its good.
14 September 2009 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

RELENTLESS introduces us to Sam Dietz, a policeman whose been promoted to detective, his first case he's assigned is to track down a ruthless serial killer whose been targeting innocent people.

I'm not going to elaborate on the synopsis but what I will say is that this is a good film if you like a good crime thriller, Leo Rossi and Robert Loggia are both very likable in their roles, Judd Nelson was certainly a great choice for the role of the serial killer, you wouldn't say that today but yeah, the direction by William Lustig is definitely rock solid and as you may or may not know his other credits includes films like the MANIAC COP trilogy.

Certainly worth seeing for fans of the genre, it doesn't offer anything in terms of originality but in this case all that doesn't matter when its all nicely done.


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