5.4/10
995
21 user 9 critic

Bone Daddy (1998)

Trailer
1:36 | Trailer
A pathologist's book about his work is a good recipe for sick people.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay) (as Tom Szollosi)
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Redline (1997)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

When a man is murdered in Moscow, experimental bionic research brings him back to life. He then sets out to find his murderers and money that was stolen during the crime.

Director: Tibor Takács
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Mark Dacascos, Yvonne Sciò
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A small-town detective is assigned to work on a high-profile kidnapping case reporting to a decorated FBI agent, who happens to be his ex-wife.

Director: Jennifer Warren
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Paulina Porizkova, Andrew Dolan
Action | Sci-Fi | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A Mad Max-esque post apocalyptic world provides the backdrop for a brutal, futuristic game resembling football. Rutger Hauer plays a disgraced former star leading a rag tag group of "... See full summary »

Director: David Webb Peoples
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Joan Chen, Delroy Lindo
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Chicago cop goes to Poland to get the hoods who killed his brother. When he finds out they belong to the local outfit of the Russian mob, he takes on the outfit's boss as well as Dr. Lem who handles illegal organ trade for the mob.

Director: Bob Misiorowski
Stars: Thomas Ian Griffith, Artur Zmijewski, Bozena Szymanska
Arctic Blue (1993)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An environmentalist gets involved in transporting an accused killer (Ben) from an isolated Alaskan town to the authorities. Ben is determined to escape, and his fellow trappers are ready to... See full summary »

Director: Peter Masterson
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Dylan Walsh, Rya Kihlstedt
Escape from Sobibor (TV Movie 1987)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Gold
Stars: Alan Arkin, Joanna Pacula, Rutger Hauer
Past Midnight (1991)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A man gets out of prison after 15 years for stabbing his wife to death, and his social worker becomes convinced he was innocent. As she researches his case, and interviews other people who ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Eliasberg
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Natasha Richardson, Clancy Brown
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A woman's ex-husband, who is the son of an Arab chieftain, kidnaps their teenage son and brings him back to Morocco, where the boy is to be made the leader of the tribe. The child's mother ... See full summary »

Director: Duccio Tessari
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Carol Alt, Omar Sharif
A Breed Apart (1984)
Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A conservationist and a widow meet a mountain climber hired to steal bald-eagle eggs.

Director: Philippe Mora
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Powers Boothe, Kathleen Turner
Blast (1997)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Terrorists are holding the U.S. Olympic swim team hostage, and only the janitor can stop them.

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: Linden Ashby, Andrew Divoff, Kimberly Warren
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A gang of four eyed crooks led by Kurt Bishop (McCarthy) are ripping off top dollar computer chips from a list of factories. The night they hit Dynaphase Systems, two dirty employees are ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Spence
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Tara Fitzgerald, Andrew McCarthy
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The Beans are poor, proud, hated by all, but alive in the sense that they struggle against their lot and support each other in time of trouble. Earlene lives across the street from the ... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer Warren
Stars: Martha Plimpton, Kelly Lynch, Rutger Hauer
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Palmer
...
Sharon
...
Stone
...
Peter
...
Cobb
...
Trent
...
Kim
...
Rodman
Daniel Kash ...
Rocky
...
Tarnower
Kirsten Bishop ...
Leslie
Kyra Azzopardi ...
Cindy
...
Mark
Michael Caruana ...
Hurwitz
...
Mort Jr.
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Dying is the easy way out.

Genres:

Crime | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and gore, and for language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

19 June 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Palmer's Bones  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

William H. Palmer: I don't like your defensive attitude. It doesn't mean you are offended, it means you are insecure.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

very interesting
24 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

"Bone Daddy" is an interesting movie to say the least. I enjoyed this movie very much because it stars one of my new-found favorite actors in Rutger Hauer. Known for action movies, Hauer is quite different in his portrayal of a former medical examiner on the trail of a serial killer.

This is not your average serial killer movies, which is only one of a number of things that attracted me to this movie. Another thing that attracted me to "Bone Daddy" was the fact that the cast didn't seem to miss a beat in their performances. Everything seemed to roll along smoothly. Finally, the fact that the writers carefully plotted to disguise the identity of killer until the last scene (literally) was a stroke of genius. Though some may think it cliche to do this, I thought it worked.

"Bone Daddy" is a complex, nail biting and suspense filled thriller that combines action with drama. Rutger Hauer is at his best as is Barbara Williams. This deserves a look by everyone who is into mysteries and action. I hope you like it as much as I did.


1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The ending of the movie???? tjzabolotny
Discuss Bone Daddy (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?