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Rough Draft (1998)

R | | Horror, Thriller | 18 May 1998 (UK)
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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Stefan
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Juliette
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Laroue
David Michaels ...
Eric / Erica
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Lori
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Maria
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Dancer
Erica Yohn ...
Mrs. Morris
William Frankfather ...
Officer Joe
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Station Cop
Jeff N. Strong ...
Desk Segeant
Mario Roberts ...
Tough Guy
Alexander Keith ...
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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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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Nobody here seems to be trying very hard
20 September 2010 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

A washed-up freelance journalist stumbles upon a serial killer in his city. When the killer finds out that a journalist knows about him, instead of killing the journalist, the killer asks to be interviewed. This premise is an interesting one, though not really original (check out the Kurt Russel movie "The Mean Season"). It could have worked again here, but the end results are pretty poor. None of the characters seem to be very interesting, even the serial killer. In fact, all the characters in the movie make some really stupid decisions when common sense would have quickly ended this story. The movie moves at a snail's pace because there's simply not enough story here. Don't get me wrong - I like a lot of low budget B movies, but this one is so poorly made that even I can't forgive its shortcomings.


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