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If Looks Could Kill (1996)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  6 February 1996 (USA)
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The true story of John Hawkins, a notoriously elusive criminal profiled on John Walsh's television show 'Americas's Most Wanted'. Hawkin was a sociopathic con man and murderer, who used sex... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Hawkins
Dr. Richard Boggs
Gene Hanson
Sally Murphy
Alexandra Wilson
Det. Peter Stanford
Andre Rosey Brown ...
Black Buddah
Naval Officer #2
Scott Burkholder ...
Ellis Greene
Guy in Amsterdam Bar


The true story of John Hawkins, a notoriously elusive criminal profiled on John Walsh's television show 'Americas's Most Wanted'. Hawkin was a sociopathic con man and murderer, who used sex in his scams and had the charm and good looks to do so. After a $1 million insurance settlement on a business partner's death, he disappeared, leading the California detective who pursued him on a wild chase all over the world. Written by Bruce Cameron <>

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He could charm you to do just about anything. Lie. Cheat. Even kill.




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6 February 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

If Looks Could Kill: The John Hawkins Story  »

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A so-so movie saved by Sabato's killer good looks!
5 May 2004 | by (New York City, NY) – See all my reviews

Filmed in 1998 for television, this is a B picture version of DeCaprio's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. Written by Peter McCabe and directed by Sheldon Larry, they had the good sense to cast Antonio Sabato Jr. in the leading role. Don't know why this actor doesn't get more grade A films. Every scene he's in, you can't take your eyes off of him. He charms his way in and out of every relationship he can, from straight to gay, to get ahead. In supporting roles, Brad Dourif, as his partner in crime, turns in a fine acting performance, along with David Keith (stellar in OFFICER & GENTLEMAN) who does what he can in a one dimensional role as the detective out to get his man. I tuned onto this film by mistake and couldn't turn the TV set off, because of Sabato. He's gorgeous!

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