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The Man Who Wouldn't Die (1994)

This film concerns a writer of mystery stories who bases his villain on a criminal, played by Malcolm McDowell, who is incarcerated in prison. Escaping prison after his apparent death in a ... See full summary »

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Thomas Grace / Inspector Fulbright
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Lt. Powers
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Jack Sullivan
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Lawrence Rashad
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Henry Graham (as Don Mackay)
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Scott Bellis ...
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This film concerns a writer of mystery stories who bases his villain on a criminal, played by Malcolm McDowell, who is incarcerated in prison. Escaping prison after his apparent death in a fire, the criminal plans to revenge himself on the writer (Roger Moore) for 'stealing his personality', and proceeds to carry out a set of murders based around the novels. Moore is unable to convince the authorities of the true murderer and, alerted by an avid fan (Nancy Allen) who has psychic powers, seeks to trap McDowell into giving himself away. Written by Leslie Moss <lmosshrp@dircon.co.uk>

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29 May 1995 (USA)  »

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Az ember, aki nem tud meghalni  »

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Third of three feature film productions starring Roger Moore which have included the phrase "The Man..." in the title. They are The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) and The Man Who Wouldn't Die (1994) the latter being made-for-television. Moore also appeared much earlier in 1962 in an episode of The Saint (1962) (Season 6, Episode 18) which was entitled "The Man Who Gambled with Life" [See: The Saint: The Man Who Gambled with Life (1969)]. See more »

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Very Nice made-for-TV movie!
31 March 2012 | by (Monaco) – See all my reviews

I always have been a sucker for Roger Moore films. Even though his charm has inevitably diminished with age, he still remains Simon Templair for me. His 'savoir faire' on the screen is unmistakable, it should be copyright protected (if it hasn't been already).

In this somewhat Hitchcockian film for TV (whivh proves once again that low budget TV movies can nowadays be much better than many made for the large screen), he creates a good atmosphere together with Malcolm McDowell who is as always, a truly exceptional villain. A thriller almost (as Moore) of other times, based on plot, twists and turns, and not on special f/x. A very welcome change. Thanks Roger!


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