MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,008 this week

Parker Kane (1990)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  5 August 1990 (USA)
5.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.1/10 from 182 users  
Reviews: 6 user

A cop turned investigator investigates a friend's death and uncovers a plot involving illegal toxic waste dumping.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 284 titles
created 26 Aug 2012
 
a list of 5996 titles
created 08 Jun 2013
 
a list of 2647 titles
created 05 Jul 2013
 
a list of 49 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Parker Kane" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Parker Kane (TV Movie 1990)

Parker Kane (TV Movie 1990) on IMDb 5.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Parker Kane.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Rainbow Drive (TV Movie 1990)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A Hollywood multiple murder is investigated by a homicide cop, despite high-placed efforts to cover up the crime.

Director: Bobby Roth
Stars: Peter Weller, Sela Ward, David Caruso
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Danny, Spikes and Silk have just recently graduated from high school in New York. Danny finds a title deed for a huge house in a small town. He has a dream to turn it into a Rock n' Roll ... See full summary »

Directors: Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein
Stars: Daniel Jordano, Matthew Penn, Leon W. Grant
Gold Coast (TV Movie 1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Karen's married to Frank, a millionaire who has no morals and a hypocrite. it's alright for him to fool around but not for her. So when she has an affair and brags to him about it, he vows ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Weller
Stars: David Caruso, Barry Primus, Marg Helgenberger
The Slingshot (1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Stocholm in the 1920s. Young Roland lives with his socialist father, Jewish mother and a boxing brother. His mother sells condoms illegally, and from them, Roland makes slingshots which he ... See full summary »

Director: Åke Sandgren
Stars: Jesper Salén, Stellan Skarsgård, Basia Frydman
Comedy | Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In an attempt to secure a sponsor, an unlikely group of Cuban refugees become a "family" as the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service gives families priority over others. In the ... See full summary »

Director: Mira Nair
Stars: Marisa Tomei, Anjelica Huston, Alfred Molina
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The pious John List regularly goes to church and is respected by his neighbours. But one day the police finds his wife Helen and their three children slayed in their house - obviously by ... See full summary »

Director: Bobby Roth
Stars: Robert Blake, Beverly D'Angelo, Alice Krige
Zandalee (1991)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Bored with her marriage to burnt out poet turned corporate executive Thierry, Zandalee falls prey to an old friend of her husband, the manipulative and egotistical Johhny and becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Pillsbury
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Erika Anderson, Judge Reinhold
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Swedish secret agent infiltrate a German terrorist group.

Director: Per Berglund
Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Katja Flint, Burkhard Driest
Outback (1989)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Wrangler is an action packed western with romance, action and untamed wilderness.

Director: Ian Barry
Stars: Jeff Fahey, Tushka Bergen, Steven Vidler
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Jeffrey Willis has just finished high school and isn't quite sure what the future holds. His parents expect him to go to college but he is starting to find his close-knit family stifling. ... See full summary »

Director: Garry Marshall
Stars: Matt Dillon, Hector Elizondo, Molly McCarthy
Adventure | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Blackmail and desire meet for a weekend in the Swedish countryside.

Director: Torgny Wickman
Stars: Börje Nyberg, Jacqueline Laurent, Stellan Skarsgård
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two friends experiment with drugs and end up stranded at a local store with some bizarre patrons.

Directors: Robert Bauer, Paul Gordon
Stars: Pamela Adlon, Robert Bauer, Nicole Dooley
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Lt. Dunbar Fisk
Richard Zobel ...
Jack Moody
Chino 'Fats' Williams ...
The Cook
...
Cindy Ellis
...
Cartier
...
Kid Lightning
...
...
Joey Torregrossa
...
Morris
...
Jesse
...
Chuck Dumby
...
Sarah Taylor
...
Bartender
Edit

Storyline

Parker Kane (Jeff Fahey) is a former Police Detective turned Private Investigator. When close friend Joey (David Cureso) is murdered, leaving behind a briefcase full of money, Kane sets out to find out who was responsible. The trail of clues leads to a major scam involving illegal dumping of toxic waste. Written by Matt <matt@measham.force9.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 August 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Parker Kane - Die Gewalt im Nacken  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Parker Kane: [to a bad guy who has just emptied a clip of bullets into a wall] You got something against drywall?
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

What a shame...
3 January 2002 | by (The Hague, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

What a Waste...

This is an utter waste of talent, mainly because this pilot/movie is so poorly written; this makes the talent of the cast stand out only more. And what a cast it is - Jeff Fahey, David Caruso (First Blood, NYPD Blue), Marisa Tomei (Jungle Fever), Stellan Skarsgard (Amistad, Ronin), Zakes Mokae (The Serpent and the Rainbow), Patti Labelle, Amanda Pays (Off Limits)...

In fact, this is so poorly written, that David Caruso is killed of within the first ten minutes, simply to provide some cheap motivation for Parker Kane. "Parker Kane" is a movie that screams "pilot", in the worst sense of the word. Fahey talks to the camera about "Parker Kane's Principles". "Live by them!". And what a guy he is - he's an ex cop sacked for burning out and probably using excessive violence, has loads of friends nevertheless, has his own diner booth reserved, has a great car _and_ motorcycle, loads of girlfriends and apparently bottomless funds. You'd wonder why he even gets out of bed at all, let alone works as a private investigator.

Having said that, a formula like this can work, as with for instance "Total Security", which is a lighthearted romp that doesn't take itself too seriously, but provides some "in between" work for other struggling actors.

Too bad, because I liked seeing Marisa Tomei, and Zakes Mokae is one of the coolest guys around. I also like Jeff Fahey's more serious loner roles (Sketch Artist, The Hit List, Quick, etc.). Now if they'd made this series with those tougher type of story lines...


1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Parker Kane video for sale? Keith8362
Parker Kane on Video mikie2972
I am going to burn some today!! rev_sylkie
Parker's Motorcycle IrishLadyLuck
Parker Kane on Video or DVD mikie2972
Discuss Parker Kane (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?