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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
Colin Gilbert ...
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Karen Chase ...
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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A killer ... A witness ... And an artist who provides the police their only clue 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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COME OUT THE WILDERNESS
Performed by Orange Schubert
Courtesy of LilyPut Pete Management Company
Written by George & Matt Kadane
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held my attention
24 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

Sketch Artist held my attention throughout, with Jeff Fahey as a police department sketch artist who, to his surprise, draws a composite of his wife (Sean Young) in a murder investigation, based on a description provided by a witness (Drew Barrymore). Unnerved, Fahey changes the drawing and meanwhile attempts to find out what happened and if his wife was really involved or not.

I liked this movie. The last 20 minutes or so seemed to stretch out a little too long, and I found myself eager for something to happen. It does, though it seemed a little subdued. I still liked the entire movie though, and the first half was particularly atmospheric. This was also pretty stylish for 1992. This is Fahey's movie, and he conveys the emotions and persona of a concerned, confused, and somewhat depressed husband quite well. A good movie to watch on a hot, rainy summer night.


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