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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.



(screenplay) (as Tom Szollosi)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Kash ...
Kirsten Bishop ...
Kyra Azzopardi ...
Michael Caruana ...
Mort Jr.


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.


Crime | Horror | Thriller

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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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Palmer's Bones  »

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William H. Palmer: I don't like your defensive attitude. It doesn't mean you are offended, it means you are insecure.
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Boner of a flick
11 February 2006 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

BONE DADDY came after SILENCE OF THE LAMBS and SEVEN and before THE BONE COLLECTOR, but manages to echo all of those films. This STV is clearly a Rutger Hauer vehicle, with a mustachioed Hauer playing a retired Chicago ME whose best-selling book about a particularly brutal serial killer apparently has stirred the killer to return from the ashes and start all over again. Slow-moving a lot of the time, BONE DADDY at least delivers the goods when it comes to gore. So much so that I would advise those squeamish about morgue scenes and mutilated bodies and sharp instruments like scalpels to steer clear. The killer's identity is not hard to guess, and in fact parallels the identity of the killer in THE BONE COLLECTOR. For those who have seen the latter, you'll understand my meaning. In the end, BONE DADDY is not recommended. The title is far more clever than the flick, which teeters on the deadly dull side most of the time.

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