J.D. returns to his small Texas hometown where four years ago he left Carrie at the altar. She's now a deputy sheriff, and she's not happy to see him. He soon has a job offer in Bakersfield... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

While trying to understand a frightening reoccurring nightmare, a pledge is coaxed into breaking into her father's department store by her sorority sisters, where a deranged killer targets the girls and their boyfriends.

Director: Larry Stewart
Stars: Vera Miles, Clu Gulager, Daphne Zuniga
Degree of Guilt (TV Movie 1995)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two part movie that follows attorney Christopher Paget and his assistant Teri Peralta. The first part has Paget being asked by his former lover and mother of his son to defend her when she ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Robe
Stars: Daphne Zuniga, David James Elliott, Patricia Kalember
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Outlaw Joam Garral makes a clandestine journey down the crocodile and piranha infested Amazon river to attend his daughter's marriage. Not only must he brave the dangers of the Amazonian ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Llosa
Stars: Daphne Zuniga, Tom Verica, Barry Bostwick
Gross Anatomy (1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A smart first-year med student takes nothing seriously, except the pursuit of his Gross Anatomy (human dissection) lab partner. It's up to her and their teacher to find a way to convince ... See full summary »

Director: Thom Eberhardt
Stars: Matthew Modine, Daphne Zuniga, Christine Lahti
Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

An archeologist finds remains of a famous explorer and moves them to a museum. This causes the spirit of the explorer to become restless. He wants his bones properly buried and returns as ghost to seek help from the archeologist's son.

Director: Anthony Edwards
Stars: Trenton Knight, Cheech Marin, Anthony Edwards
Modern Girls (1986)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A pair of women decide to prank their roommate's nerdy blind date after she stands him up, but end up developing a friendship with him after their practical joke sends them on an all-night odyssey through the 1980s club scene.

Director: Jerry Kramer
Stars: Daphne Zuniga, Virginia Madsen, Cynthia Gibb
Horror | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young woman on the frontier marries a meek farmer who has an annoying habit of going through a rather drastic change every full moon.

Director: Martin Donovan
Stars: Lori Ashton, Hart Bochner, Pat Atkins
Last Rites (1988)
Action | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A New York priest with blood ties to the Mafia uses the auspices of the Church to protect the mistress of a murdered Mafia Don--who is being hunted by hitmen in the employ of her lover's ... See full summary »

Director: Donald P. Bellisario
Stars: Tom Berenger, Daphne Zuniga, Chick Vennera
Quarterback Princess (TV Movie 1983)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The Maida family has moved to Oregon, and daughter Tami wants to play quarterback for the high school football team. There's just one problem. She's a girl. With everyone from the coach to ... See full summary »

Director: Noel Black
Stars: Don Murray, Barbara Babcock, Dana Elcar
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Joanne, Patty, Brian, and Craig prepare the old dorm building to be torn down. They are pursued by a serial killer with a wide range of murder methods, ranging from power drill to ... See full summary »

Directors: Stephen Carpenter, Jeffrey Obrow
Stars: Laurie Lapinski, Stephen Sachs, David Snow
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The complacent life of three small town brothers is shattered when their father sells the family business from under them.

Director: Lee Grant
Stars: Sean Astin, Stockard Channing, Melinda Dillon
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A college student plans a cross-country trip to get laid, but ends up traveling with a young woman. They hate each other, so naturally...

Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga, Anthony Edwards
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Patricia / Elizabeth Burrows
...
J.D
...
Carrie
...
Resnick
...
Pritchard
Michelle McBride ...
Leslie
Patricia Place ...
May
Kelly Gwinn ...
Cecil
...
Barmaid
David Powledge ...
Babcock
Bob Larkin ...
Dr. Crowell
Paul Whitthorne ...
Billy
...
Campbell
Jerry Holland ...
Bank Guard
Helene Scott Fernandez ...
Bank Teller
Edit

Storyline

J.D. returns to his small Texas hometown where four years ago he left Carrie at the altar. She's now a deputy sheriff, and she's not happy to see him. He soon has a job offer in Bakersfield, so he's off to California with Carrie telling him not to come back. Late that night he stops to help a woman whose car has broken down, and soon he's both her protector and her lover, little realizing she's an escaped mental patient - a serial killer who adopts the name, dress, gestures, and mannerisms of her latest victim. As they head toward California, she leaves a trail of bodies. The FBI, with help from Carrie, is on the tail of the lovers. But is J.D. her next prey? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

She loves you. She kills you. She becomes you.

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sensuality, and for violence. | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 February 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Serienmörderin  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Be With You
Written by Shuki Levy
Published by Balanga Music (BMI)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not Science Fiction
30 September 2002 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

For some reason I thought this was science fiction and that the chameleon exchanged bodies, but that is not what the movie is.

For what it is, this is a good movie; I do not know if it would be as good without Daphne Zuniga but with her and Alexandra Paul, who are both great actresses and beautiful women, it is certainly worth watching for those of us that appreciate them. There are parts that I did not understand, but probably I was confused about which body belonged to the killer or the victom. It would help to know that the killer is just one body that only changes in personality.

Alexandra Paul plays a sheriff whose former fiancee returns after a few years. He had left her on their wedding day and had never provided an explanation or any other communication prior to returning. Daphne Zuniga is the chameleon and the movie is about the sheriff's investigation of murders occurring in the small town and the search for the murderer. The details are somewhat predictable but the movie is entertaining. The movie is also a romance about the former fiancee's involvement with the sheriff and the chameleon.


3 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Prey of the Chameleon (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?