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Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning (1995)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  19 March 1995 (USA)
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In New York two detectives of the 87th precinct are initially baffled by the brutal, ritualistic slayings of several young women. Through good detective work and clues left at the crime ... See full summary »

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Detective Ollie Weeks
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Henry 'Lightning' Lytell
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Monaghan
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Monroe
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In New York two detectives of the 87th precinct are initially baffled by the brutal, ritualistic slayings of several young women. Through good detective work and clues left at the crime scenes by the psychopathic killer, they are able to deduce who the killer's next victim will be. A tense chase ensues as they try to prevent him from continuing his bloody rampage. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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87 distretto - L'impronta dell'assassino  »

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Good book gone bad
10 February 2001 | by (Reston, VA) – See all my reviews

The often excellent Randy Quaid is horribly miscast as Steve Carella - which really brings the production to a deadly pace. By putting Ed McBain's name in the title, fans of the books expect to see the characters that they are familiar with. The loving and long term marriage of Steve and Teddy Carella hasn't occurred yet - in fact, this is where they meet. It is unfortunate that they have no chemistry in the movie. They tried to cram too much history into one movie. Audiences accept a cop being married, whether they know the character or not.


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