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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
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I've always been interested in Roger Moore's post-Bond twilight years. I spotted this film gathering dust in a video shop while on holiday in Copenhagen and hired it. It's excellent! Moore is on top form and very funny. He was 67 when this was made but plays a 48 year old - those who say he was too old to play Bond, take note!).
The plot concerns a mystery writer turned journalist, Thomas Grace (Moore) who is approached by psychic Jessie Gallardo (Nancy Allen from Robocop) who claims that a master criminal, Bernard Drake (MacDowall) is going around murdering people in a style based on Grace's books. After initial scepticism, Moore pits his wits against MacDowall's criminal genius.
There are some interesting fantasy sequences where Moore imagines himself as the heroes of his own mystery books. Shame about his attempt at a northern accent though! My one criticism would be the low budget, shaky tv-movie production values and some rather offbeat comic-book style scenes. It's exciting stuff, but probably won't appeal to those who aren't fans of Moore or MacDowall.
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