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Profile for Murder (1996)

A female police psychiatrist develops sexual fantasies involving a patient accused of murder.

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Jason Nash ...
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Dr. Hanna Carras
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Diane Curtis
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Andy Sachs (as Ryan Michael)
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Tony the Coroner (as Benjamin Ratner)
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A female police psychiatrist develops sexual fantasies involving a patient accused of murder. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Perfect stranger, Perfect lover, Prime suspect. [Laser Disc] See more »

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Rated R for violence, language and strong sexuality | See all certifications »
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A gyilkos személyiségképe  »

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Better Than It Should Be
14 March 2001 | by (Nova Scotia, Canada) – See all my reviews

Adrian Cross (Lance Henriksen) is a rich businessman who likes the night life and the woman that go along with that scene. Needless to say some are attracted to him. His money, attitude, rugged looks perhaps? No doubt. So when one turns up brutally murdered after a night-cap with Cross, he's held by the police as they try to put something together. Enter Dr. Hanna Carras (Joan Severance) as the police psychiatrist who studies him trying to get inside his mind.

See Cross is more than just a stereotypical rich man. He flows freely with this laid back charm and style. His entire body, mind and soul spews style in a not so everyday manner. When they talk, he's all mouth and she's all ears. He's got this forward way of talking. He tells it how it is which is less than subtle sometimes, but the words always come out the same way. Sexy, tad provocative and biting, but is he the killer and is Carras slowly falling for him?

If you see your share of movies then the setup employed might seem typical and maybe it is, but the atmosphere is fine and Henriksen carries the movie away with ease so Lance Henriksen fans take note. It's unfortunate however that the movie is damaged by the third act's climax where things add up too easily and the conclusion is reached way too quickly. The very end I felt was a nice touch, but for some it might be hard getting over the weak third act or the fact that to the eye this might come off as just another direct-to-video erotic thriller and therefore not worth seeing. In the end, I felt it was decent especially being a Henriksen fan and having seen similar entries of the same type, I think you could do a lot worse than Profile For Murder.


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