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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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Some things are better never written... See more »

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Rated R for some strong violence, and for language and a sex scene | See all certifications »
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Diary of a Serial Killer  »

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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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Did they only use the "rough draft" of the script?
18 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

A cliched, thoroughly unbelievable plot does this one in; it requires EVERY CHARACTER in it (the "hero", the detectives, even the killer) to be a moron. Busey is miscast, but Madsen manages to be pretty funny (intentionally) even though he is quite visibly bored out of his mind, and Vosloo is downright creepy as the serial killer - he acts as if he's in a good movie. Laughable "twist" ending. (*1/2)


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