Red Letters (2000)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  25 November 2000 (South Korea)
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A college professor reluctantly hides an escaped female convict who tries to get him to help prove her innocent of a murder.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Burke
Lydia Davis
Gretchen Van Buren
Thurston Clarque
Detective Glen Teal
Dean Van Buren
Heather Ehlers ...
Karen Clarque
Layla Roberts ...
Cheryl Russo
Owen Bush ...
Old Man
Kenneth Ryan ...
Lenzo Russo
Nancy Maxwell


After a sexual harassment incident, Dennis Burke, a Nathaniel Hawthorne scholar, goes to work at a California college. He begins correspondence with an imprisoned murderer, Lydia Davis. Burke is finding old habits hard to break, developing relationships with obsessive coeds. Meanwhile, Lydia escapes from prison. Dennis and his colleague Thurston, a computer scientist and hacker, find themselves caught in a web of intrigue. Written by Ken Miller <>

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Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language including sexual dialogue, and for some nudity | See all certifications »




Release Date:

25 November 2000 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Späte Abrechnung  »

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1.85 : 1
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Dennis Burke grabs a newspaper and reads a headline, relevant to the plot, that indicates State Manhunt Widens. But if you pause the frame and read the text of the article below the headline, you see it is a bogus article about teenage curfew, totally unrelated to the headline. See more »


References NFL Monday Night Football (1970) See more »


(At the Opera)
Music by Charles Gounod
Arranged by Elmer Bernstein
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solid fun
21 August 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK,I make alot comments about Kinski movies,but everyone has their favorite artists. This movie is just fun from start to finish. And it does keep you on the edge of your seat. There doesn't seem to be a wasted moment in this movie; every scene is there for a reason. Just good film making and good acting all around. I think the title would make more sense if the prof's book had been explained in greater detail.

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