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Rough Draft (1998)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  18 May 1998 (UK)
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A struggling freelance writer, while investigating the transvestite night life, stumbles across a serial killer in action. The two then strike up a bizarre partnership to document the ... See full summary »

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Bookstore Cashier (as Wendy Schumacher)
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A struggling freelance writer, while investigating the transvestite night life, stumbles across a serial killer in action. The two then strike up a bizarre partnership to document the killer's motives and handiwork as a possessed detective struggling with his own personal demons tries to solve the crimes. Written by JD-2 <Badge19@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for some strong violence, and for language and a sex scene | See all certifications »
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Stefan's line, "Look down on me, you will see a fool. Look up at me, you will see your lord. Look straight at me, you will see yourself," is a quote from Charles Manson. See more »

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Nelson Keece: [waking up seeing Stefan watching him] How did you get in here...
Stefan: Where there's a will there's a way... I came to apologise Nelson... we had an agreement and i broke it... but you must understand it was for us... the story...
Nelson Keece: I understand.
Stefan: Good... good. I'm ready. Ask me anything.
Nelson Keece: I want to record this...
[places recorder on the table]
Stefan: [confused] Are'nt you gonna ask me any questions?
Nelson Keece: Tell me about the first one.
Stefan: [picks up recorder, speaks clear into the recorder] I was 17...
Nelson Keece: ...and how old was she...
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Get a grip Gary
13 July 1999 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Gary Busey is one of those actors who have some great performances in decent-to-good-films but who also, from time to time, have mediocre performances in c-movies. Rough Draft definitely qualifies for the latter category. The serial killer is omnipotent yet more annoying than scary, and the story twist in the end is one of the worst I've seen in a long time and Wild Things is still fresh in my memory... Do I have to say more?


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