5.6/10
173
3 user 1 critic

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

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(novel) (as Ed McBain), (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Detectives endure record-breaking heat while seeking a rapist/killer who assaulted a female officer during a stakeout.

Director: Douglas Barr
Stars: Dale Midkiff, Erika Eleniak, Paul Johansson
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Once she'd been a dancer. Now she lies on a sidewalk, her blood seeping into the snow. The detectives of the 87th precinct are learning about ice: in a mulitimillion dollar showbiz scam, in... See full summary »

Director: Bradford May
Stars: Dale Midkiff, Joe Pantoliano, Paul Johansson
Fuzz (1972)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Police in Boston search for a mad bomber trying to extort money from the city.

Director: Richard A. Colla
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Raquel Welch, Jack Weston
87th Precinct (1961–1962)
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Manhattan's 87th precinct forms the backdrop for this grim and gritty police drama based on the long-running series of novels by Ed McBain. Storylines focus on neighborhood crime, and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Lansing, Ron Harper, Gregory Walcott
The Pusher (1960)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A detective investigating the murder of a heroin addict discovers that there is a connection between the junkie and his fiance, who is his boss' daughter.

Director: Gene Milford
Stars: Kathy Carlyle, Robert Lansing, Felice Orlandi
Cop Hater (1958)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The hardworking detectives of the 87th Precinct in an unnamed city during a massive heat wave investigate the seemingly random murders of policemen.

Director: William Berke
Stars: Robert Loggia, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Ellen Parker
Three Blind Mice (TV Movie 2001)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A lawyer defends a man he's known since serving together in Vietnam, who has been accused of murdering three Vietnamese immigrants. Now he'll have to fight against a tenacious District ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Leitch
Stars: Brian Dennehy, Debrah Farentino, Mary Stuart Masterson
The Mugger (1958)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An unidentified city is plagued by a mysterious mugger who attacks women at night, steals their purses, and cuts them on their left cheek. A police shrink, Dr. Pete Graham, is called in ... See full summary »

Director: William Berke
Stars: Kent Smith, Nan Martin, James Franciscus
Ed McBain: Satsui (TV Movie 2005)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Masato Hijikata
Stars: Takaya Kamikawa, Yûko Asano, Akiko Oshidari
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Byrnes
...
Detective Ollie Weeks
...
Steven Flynn ...
Henry 'Lightning' Lytell
Johann Carlo
...
Dorothy
Mary-Joan Negro ...
Mrs. Anunciato
Steve Park ...
Todd Wilkins
...
...
Monaghan
...
Monroe
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 March 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

87 distretto - L'impronta dell'assassino  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Followed by Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Ice (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Randy Quaid is not cut out for the role of the inspector Steve.

The hunt for a serial killer who targets young running champions.

A perfectly oiled thriller – which is not surprising when one knows that it is adapted from a short story by Ed McBain. Only notice : one recognises badly the inspector Steve under Randy Quaid's.


2 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?