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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
Coroner
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Terrell
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Storyline

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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When Buck Taylor comes to call, your number is up. See more »

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Crime | Thriller

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30 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bezlitosny  »

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$6,985,999 (USA)
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Trivia

Joe Spinell was originally cast to play the role of Captain Blakely, but died shortly before filming was to begin. See more »

Quotes

Buck: [Calling his intended victim] I called to see if you were home, I have to kill you tonight.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Judd Nelson's best film
3 October 2002 | by (Georgia) – See all my reviews

I am a really big fan of Judd Nelson and he ruled in this movie. He's so good at being the bad guy. Judd plays Buck Taylor, a demented serial killer who picks his victims from a phone book and calls them before he enters their house and kills them. And the victims' names resemble his. And he tears the pages out with the victims' names underlined in red with messages like "catch me if you can" that he leaves on the dead bodies for the police. Buck does these horrid things because his father was abusive and he kills to show his dad that he's good at something. I really enjoyed this movie and it showed how good of an actor Judd is. Great film!


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