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Hangman (2001)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Thriller  |  9 February 2001 (USA)
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Death by noose. A nasty way to die if you're not dropped from a length, but instead just had the support kicked from beneath you. A series of murders like this is taking place, linked to a ... See full summary »

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Detective Nick Roos
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Det. Sam Baluzy
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Paul Jarvis
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Lynn Farmer
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Captain Gil Roemer
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George Kolker
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Dennis Menzer (as Skye Eric Erickson)
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Death by noose. A nasty way to die if you're not dropped from a length, but instead just had the support kicked from beneath you. A series of murders like this is taking place, linked to a net-based game of 'Hangman', the words of which are linked somehow. Detective Roos (LDP) is on the case. He finds himself drawn to Grace Mitchell (Madchen Amick), who is somehow connected to all of the victims. Hangman is a story of pure vengeance, against everyone who burdened the killer's mind. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Rated R for language, violence and some strong sexuality | See all certifications »

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Det. Sam Baluzy: The enemy, if you've forgotten pal, is reasonable doubt.
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A Cunning Foe
1 December 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Lou Diamond Phillips and Madchen Amick are the only Americans in a Canadian made for television film Hangman. It's a complex psychological homicide thriller about a bunch of murders by hanging that center around some psychologists.

Phillips is the lead detective assigned to a group of killings known as the Hangman murders. That's the way these victims depart this mortal coil and all of them seem to center around former psychologist Madchen Amick.

The film has more twists then those pretzels you see at your local bar. During the course of Hangman, Phillips and his team come up with several theories of the crimes.

There's not a shot fired and the physical violence is kept to a minimum, in the manner of Alfred Hitchcock. Yet things are kept pretty tense in true Hitchcock manner.

Lou does a fine job underplaying his role as a detective who just can't get a handle on the case. His foe is an incredibly cunning one which you won't appreciate until the end.

I wouldn't miss it, especially if you're a fan of Lou Diamond Phillips.


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