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Cast

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Russell Logan
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Tess Seaton
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Patrick Channing
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Detective Oliver Franklin (as Mykel T. Williamson)
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Sister Marguerite
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Commander Perkins
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Lieutenant Grimes
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Bag Lady
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Carmen
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Mazza
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Father Brian
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Cardinal
David Gale ...
Monsignor
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Priest
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A killer is given the gas chamber after committing several demonic murders. His spirit is released and given power by the Devil. Now the cop that caught him before must find a way to do it again. Written by Glenn J. Schworak <glenn@g-world.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Satan has created the perfect killer. One who cannot be stopped. Be warned.

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Crime | Horror | Thriller

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Release Date:

6 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pentagram  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$22,424,195 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where the killer appears to jump off the building from about five stories high, lands on his feet, then runs away, was actually performed by the stunt double without any special effects. See more »

Goofs

Logan's shoes as he climbs through the church window. See more »

Quotes

Tess Seaton: Patrick you can't keep on killing forever!
Patrick Channing: Wanna Bet!
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Connections

Referenced in Seinfeld: The Dog (1991) See more »

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La Revolcada
Performed by Mariachi Uclatlan (as Mariachi Uclatlán)
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Uneven thriller; great villain
9 July 2000 | by (NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

I'm going to agree with Ava de Lara (no relation): Jeff Kober as the serial killer Patrick Channing is the best thing about this movie. He completely understands how this material is to be played (tongue in bloody cheek), and he has great energy. The movie is just not as good when he's not onscreen. (My favorite scene is the one in the confessional.) Overall, the movie's "rules" for the killer are not well established. I never completely believe Lou Diamond Phillips as a cop. He does crack a few good lines though. Tracy Griffith is OK, but she gets increasingly shrill as the movie goes on. It shows up on TBS a lot, and I recommend you watch it for Jeff Kober's performance. This is the first of his "serial killer returning from the grave to exact demonic revenge" characters, which he's also done as a guest shot on POLTERGEIST: THE LEGACY and CHARMED.


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