A cold-blooded killer infiltrates the lives of two actors who refuse to return stolen money that the killer claims belongs to him. A classic, film noir feast for the millenium.

Writer:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Judith Stout ...
Kate
David Gordon ...
Hud
Charles Merlis ...
Detective Travis
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Adams ...
Police Officer
Carl Burrows ...
Cole Davies (as Ed Burrows)
Richard Colbert ...
Ira Crane
Barry Davis ...
Theatre Group
John DeBlasio ...
Theatre Group
Dutch Doscher ...
Theatre Group
Tiffany Festo ...
Theatre Group
Jamie Figueroa ...
Theatre Group
Taiyi Greaves ...
Rita Soames
Marsjan Heimbuch ...
Mavis
John Heinemann ...
Theatre Group
Melvin Hernandez ...
Security Guard
Edit

Storyline

A cold-blooded killer infiltrates the lives of two actors who refuse to return stolen money that the killer claims belongs to him. A classic, film noir feast for the millenium.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

When she died, did she make any sounds?

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

June 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Perfect Heist  »

Box Office

Budget:

$550,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Of Minimal Merit.
28 May 2005 | by (Mountain Mesa, California) – See all my reviews

The video package for this amateurish affair displays its title as THE PERFECT HEIST, but as the opening credits appear, it becomes PRIME SUSPECTS, representative of a slapdash quality apparent throughout the piece, a confused crime melodrama with a pair of struggling New York City actors as principal characters, who become enveloped in the aftermath of a payroll robbery that garnered $500,000 for the three involved bandits. The holdup is organized by a psychopath named Jonah (or Amos, or Zach), played by Lance McGinnis, who kills two men during its commission, and his return to New York six months after to implement final division of the take results in the deaths of his former crime partners, each of whom was somewhat connected with would-be actor Hudson (David Scott Gordon) and his Thespian girl friend Kate (Judith Stout), and it is not long before the lovers are desperately trying to cover their tracks in order to avoid Jonah as well as suspicious police department detectives. The film is very poorly made, hindered by an overambitious screenplay full of embarrassing flaws in logic, and weakly directed in his first effort by actor James MacPherson, but a viewer should keep in mind that a minuscule budget (less than $1 million) is not adequate funding for any piece, even one such as this wherein cast and crew members are often interchangeable, while the camera-work of Abe Schrager, effectively employing both videotape and 16mm. stock, does provide a factor of skill in support of the obviously earnest players.


6 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Prime Suspects (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?