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Sketch Artist (1992)

A sketch artist for the police helps a witness recall who she saw leaving the scene of a murder, and discovers that the person is his wife. Not willing to believe she was responsible, he ... See full summary »

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Det. Jack Whitfield
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Rayanne Whitfield
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Milon
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Daisy
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Paul Korbel
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Tonelli
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Claire
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Leese
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Jimmy
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Tommy
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Bonnie
Phedon Papamichael ...
Old Greek Man (as Phedon Papamichael Sr.)
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A sketch artist for the police helps a witness recall who she saw leaving the scene of a murder, and discovers that the person is his wife. Not willing to believe she was responsible, he resketches the pictures so they don't look like her, and he begins his own investigation of the murder. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Passion. Murder. Betrayal. See more »


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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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27 June 1992 (USA)  »

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Followed by Sketch Artist II: Hands That See (1995) See more »

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HARD TO DO THE RIGHT THING
Performed by San-Dee Barbar
Written by Don Peterkofsky & Tony Maserati
Produced by Don Peterkofsky
Published by Retro Modern Music (BMI)
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Lifeless thriller
9 April 2010 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

"Sketch Artist" feels like just about everyone involved in making the movie - the actors, director, and writer - has the life sucked out of them before filming started. To begin with, take the title character, played by Jeff Fahey. There is no particular reason why we feel we should get involved in his plight. He is almost completely without emotion or passion, his appearance is sloppy, he makes some pretty dumb decisions, and his investigation of the mystery is done incredibly slowly, like he just doesn't care about what could happen to him. The director didn't seem to care about his character as well. There's no feeling of tension or panic anywhere in the movie, and the climax has the impact of a wet noodle hitting the ground.

I will admit that Drew Barrymore, in a limited role, does give a surprisingly decent performance. And it's always fun to see bald-headed actor James Tolkan play another authority figure, though his role is limited as well. But neither actor is given enough to make the movie worth watching.


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