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Dangerous Game (1987)

A computer expert and his friends manage to disable a department store's security system so they can rob it, but once inside they find themselves stalked by a killer.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miles Buchanan ...
David
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Jack
...
Murphy
Kathryn Walker ...
Kathryn
Sandie Lillingston ...
Ziggy
...
Tony
Max Meldrum ...
History tutor
Raquel Suarstzman ...
Girl No. 1
Kerry McKay ...
Student No. 1
Robbie McGregor ...
Police Superintendent
Christopher Dibb ...
Senior officer
Susan Stenmark ...
TV Weather Girl
Peter West ...
Cop
James Richards ...
Cop (as Jim Richards)
Terry Flanagan ...
Detective No. 1
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A computer expert and his friends manage to disable a department store's security system so they can rob it, but once inside they find themselves stalked by a killer.

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March 1991 (USA)  »

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A Noite da Crueldade  »

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This film is considered an "Ozploitation" (Australian exploitation) picture. See more »


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Crosstown
Composed by Paul Kelly
Performed by Paul Kelly and the Messengers
Courtesy of Mushroom Records Pty. Ltd. and ATN Records Pty. Ltd.
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Australian thriller takes a dive. (spoilers)
24 November 2005 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is the story of a maniac cop who, for some reason, has it in for a young college stud and his mates. After they report him to his supervisor who in turns suspends him pending psychiatric evaluation, he finds an opportunity to psychology torture them when, on a bet, the kids hack into a department store's security and unlock the door. Only, they get locked in the store, along with the weirdo. Murder and mayhem are afoot, and the kids are running around trying to survive until morning when they may be able to escape.

'Dangerous Game' would have been a successful cat-and-mouse psycho thriller probably if it was set in a different location. The thought of psychotic cop chasing around a bunch of innocent teenagers in a department store just didn't work. Especially when he comes face-to-face with his flinching prey quite frequently and yet, does nothing serious quite often. There was no real confrontation as would be sufficient for this kind of story, and may've worked better if say, for example, the teens were loose in the neighborhood and left to fend for themselves against this weirdo (especially if that took a few days while he makes them increasingly paranoid...although granted, even that is clichéd).

What a shame, too, that it could not have been a better thriller, considering a funky cast of young Australian characters. Even a light hearted adventure despite the madness of the villain interspersed through the picture might have even made it a more satisfying picture. Instead, it started out fresh, and sure did have plenty of action sequences, but wound up verging on the ridiculous.


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