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Dead Connection (1994)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  18 November 1994 (UK)
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After a series of murders in motel rooms are connected, a cop, Dickson, heads out on the trail to find a serial killer. He discovers that he signs the motel guest-books with the names of ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Det. Matt Dickson
Lisa Sinclair ...
Paul Leslie Disley ...
2 Die 4
Simon Kenny ...
2 Die 4
Nicholas Kenny ...
2 Die 4
Andrew Shaw ...
2 Die 4
Connie Blankenship ...
John Clayton Schafer ...
Richard Welton
Anthony the Bouncer
Alex Desir ...
Bald Guy
Linen Suit
Brenda Swanson ...


After a series of murders in motel rooms are connected, a cop, Dickson, heads out on the trail to find a serial killer. He discovers that he signs the motel guest-books with the names of boxers, and hence gets a lead on him. However, when he just fails to catch up arrest him, the chase becomes personal. Written by David Gibson <>

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Somewhere on the streets of L.A., a killer waits to strike again. For the Cop on his trail, it's a race against time to solve the mystery of the FINAL COMBINATION (Video Australia)


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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18 November 1994 (UK)  »

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24 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

If you share my opinion that Michael Madsen is just about the epitome of "cool", and that he can be interesting to watch even when HE isn't very interested in a project, then you have at least one good reason to sit through this watchable but predictable and formulaic thriller (he also has a nice, easy chemistry with co-star Lisa Bonet). The film doesn't become actively bad until the ridiculous turn of events that leads to the climax. (**)

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