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Bone Daddy (1998)

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A pathologist's book about his work is a good recipe for sick people.

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Stone
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Trent
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Doctor Palmer, a former pathologist, wrote a fictional book based on his real cases. In the book, the madman gets caught, but in reality he is still uncaught. After the book is released, Palmer's editor is kidnapped. Palmer soon is sent a present containing a page of his book, and a bone from his editor. Together with the police, Palmer tries to find his editor, who might still be alive. In addition, his own son becomes one of the main suspects. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Dying is the easy way out.

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Rated R for strong violence and gore, and for language | See all certifications »
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19 June 1998 (USA)  »

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Stone: [ranting to a imobilised Peter] He had to nerve to fuck with my masterpiece!
[flips through the pages of 'Bone Daddy']
Stone: Listen to this; Bone Daddy lived for the sensation he got from taking their lives
Peter: [mocking him] He got you down to a T! He saw through it! He saw right through you!
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Creepy premise, crappy movie
16 May 2014 | by (Lincolnshire, UK) – See all my reviews

The premise of 'Bone Daddy' – a serial killer removes the bones of his victims while they're still alive and posts them to the the cops – is scary, squirm-inducing and nasty. The movie, unfortunately, is none of those things. Rutger Hauer phones in a rubbish performance as an ex-profiler who's just written a book about the killer and finds himself partnered with cop Barbara Williams when another series of murders begins.

A promising opening is soon squandered by a movie that's too clichéd to care about – the cops who bash heads, the murky pasts, the shouty chief, the apparently psychic serial killer expert, the taunting phone calls from the murderer – and it occurred to me only about halfway through that we're actually supposed to care about the identity of Bone Daddy. The scene in which we see the killer at work is unsettling, but that's your lot.


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