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The Killing Jar (1997)

Michael Sanford and his wife move to his old town so he can take over the family business. However, gruesome murders of children start to happen. Meanwhile, Michael starts to become slowly ... See full summary »

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Michael Sanford
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Diane Sanford
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Cameron
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Chajén
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Danny 'Figaretto' Evans
Edith Varon ...
Martha Resigy
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Dick Resigy
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Pete Lawrence
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Det. Jake Pestone
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Det. Bernie Morris
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Dr. Vincent Garret
Michael Halpin ...
Stuart Weissman
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Sheriff Foley
Holley Chant ...
Katie
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Robert Sanford
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Michael Sanford and his wife move to his old town so he can take over the family business. However, gruesome murders of children start to happen. Meanwhile, Michael starts to become slowly insane, after he may have witnessed one of the murders and reports it to the police. Is he the murderer, or is it something of his past? Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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Everyone has secrets. Some are more dangerous than others.


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27 May 1997 (USA)  »

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Der gläserne Tod  »

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Dr. Vincent Garret: Essentially, the eyes are a sort of a camera, in which you can figure the brain is a roll of film. Everything we see, feel, touch, is stored for an indefinite period of time. The key is being able to retrieve it.
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THE DAME IN RED
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Contrary To What Others Might Have Said
17 April 2004 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film a lot! I thought that the story and the direction were fine, and this is a much better film than I ever imagined. I enjoyed it enough that I bought it, after renting it.

The biggest problem with the film lies in the fact that two of the victims appear to survive by the end of the film, when there's no chance of that happening. The human body can take a lot of abuse, but not that much. Plus, the film ends too soon to let us know what happened to Sanford and his wife.

Still, it's a taut, well-made film, with the actors giving some gritty performances. Cullen, Tomita, and Bower do a great job with their roles.

It's obviously not for every taste (what movie is?), but I sure liked it!


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