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Slaughter of the Innocents (1993)

R  |   |  Crime, Horror, Mystery  |  14 August 1993 (Italy)
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A seasoned FBI Agent's child-genius son assists him on catching a child-killer, a schizophrenic mohab nut who believes he's been chosen by god to be a new Noah.

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Cindy Lockerby (as Jan Gardner)
Elizabeth Johnson ...
Stephanie Lockerby
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Jesse Broderick
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Susan Broderick
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Stephen Broderick
Terri Hawkes ...
Ellen Jenkins
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John Willison
Sheila Tousey ...
Agent Lemar
Tim Colceri ...
Warden Bates
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Dr. Mort Seger
Leo Geter ...
William Barnes
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Mark Denton
Wil Darwin Adams ...
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Bobby Martel
H.E.D. Redford ...
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Fast plot about a mohab nut who thinks he is Noah and collects two of every living thing. Detective Broderick, with help from his teenage son, gather evidence and find the ghastly horror of this schizophrenic man who kills and kidnaps for his so assumed god. Written by Nebiros <nebiros@informador.com.mx>

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A brutal slaying. An elusive killer. The chase is on.


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14 August 1993 (Italy)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Director James Glickenhaus made his son audition for the part of the second lead just like any other actor. He purposely left his son's name of the audition tape when he showed the footage to Scott Glenn. Out of all the tapes, Glenn said he liked Glickenhaus's son's audition the best. When he was told that it was the director's son, Glenn refused to believe it. See more »

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Mordecai Booth: [Trying to hit Jesse with an axe] If thy eye offends thee... pluck it out! If thy hand offends thee... cut it off!
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BETWEEN FATHER AND SON
Music by Jesse Cameron-Glickenhaus & Joe Renzetti
Performed by Joe Renzetti
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Enjoyable If You Ignore The Plot holes
6 January 2005 | by (Dundee, Scotland) – See all my reviews

This slightly violent thriller revolves around a serial killer who has now kidnapped a little girl. On his trail are the FBI and the twelve-year-old son of the agent leading the investigation. Although the acting is not too bad with the man playing the killer giving a very creepy performance, Scott Glen came off as being too cocky at times. On the whole, the film is quite enjoyable and stylish if you ignore the person making the most headway in the case is a twelve-year-old child!

The film's main downfall certainly has to be this kid, Jesse, who is far too perfect and intelligent to be credible (although he does make a pleasant change from the snotty, rude brats that often pop up in films these days). Also, he brings about plot holes such, as how can a boy of twelve be allowed to buy himself a plane ticket to traverse the continent, what kind of man takes his young son to a murder scene, why does the FBI give a kid access to their mainframe and why on earth is a grown man intimidated by this boy?

I think if you ignore the fact that there are many non-too-credible moments in the film, it does have the capacity to chill you. Certainly, the guy playing the killer is rather frightening. If not, you'll get a good laugh out of seeing the kid playing 'bad cop' as he tries to question a suspect, using fancy computers that are barely available now let alone in 1992/3 (his personal computer resembles something more suited to 'Star Trek') and solving the case while the grown FBI agents flounder around like incompetents.


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