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Midnight Ride (1990)

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A house wife just left her cop husband, when she picks up Justin Mckay she'll wish she never did as she's plunged into a nightmare and the grip of a psychotic killer.

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Lawson
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Savina Gersak ...
Lara
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Dr. Hardy
Pamela Ludwig ...
Rental agent
Timothy Brown ...
Jordan
Lezlie Deane ...
Joan (as Lezlie Dean)
Steve Ingrassia ...
Man with Joan
Cynthia Szigeti ...
Mrs. Egan
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Receptionist
Regina Krueger ...
Nurse in elevator
Judy Bartram ...
Nurse
Mary Peters ...
Nurse
R.A. Rondell ...
Officer Baker
Suzanne Celeste ...
Cook
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A series of mysterious murders have happened in Montevideo, a small city in California. A policeman's wife is running away from her husband, trying to divorce him. The policeman tries to reconcile and begins to follow her... Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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Somewhere round the next bend, lies the road to terror


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20 July 1990 (USA)  »

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In den Klauen des Frauenmörders  »

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During the final battles, there is a short chase-sequence where Justin Mckay (Mark Hamill) and Lawson (Michael Dudikoff) fall down a flight of stairs after bumping into a nurse. Before and after this scene, both their shirts are covered in blood, but during the scene they are white and clean. See more »

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Justin: [Joan has crushed Justin's arm in a door, he manages to force it open knocking her to the ground]
[enraged]
Justin: You... hurt me!
[Joan screams]
Justin: [Justin pulls out his Jack Knife and brutally stabs her]
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Not a bad ride after midnight
7 May 2014 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

Okay, you can't deny that The Hitcher inspired this movie, and you think, sarcastically "Oh, I can just imagine". Well, I'd hate to say it, but you're wrong. I've seen this film, many a time. This quite tense movie has great plotting, and believe it, Hamill pulls off his hitch hiking psycho convincingly. I was impressed by the structure of the story, situation after situation. Sevina Gershak, really good, as are our four leads, plays a Russian immigrant married to cop Dudikoff. Obviously she's had enough. This seemingly arranged marriage isn't working, and I must admit, I did find Dudikoff irritating. Hopefully that hairy scene with him, tied down the front bonet of a car as it hurtles down a mountainside, woke him up a bit, and made he reevaluate his priorities, but I don't think it did too. Also to begin with, he's on crutches, so he's limping throughout. The guy doesn't learn. This film with it's violent moments, leads up to a little twist towards it's conclusion, never letting up on the tenseness of the film, where we're greeted with acting presence, Mitchum, who was Hamill's psychiatrist. I wish we had more screen time with Mitchum. Being a Hitcher fan, I had to see this out of curiosity, and while it's not as good as that cult classic, here's a tense B grader you shouldn't overlook, save for a stupid after ending scene with Hamill. The performances are good, though sometimes Hamill does ham it up, but it's fun seeing him in this role, and he does like taking photos too.


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