Malevolent (2002)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  27 June 2002 (USA)
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Detective Jack Lucas, a harried, self-hating, Los Angeles police detective races against the clock to clear his name when he's framed for a series of killings committed by a crafty serial killer, who targets him as his latest fall guy.


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Complete credited cast:
Jack Lucas
Oliver Chadwicke
Jessica Tarrant
Carla Gifford
Warren Lucas
Greg Pruitt
Rex Ryon ...
Joe Dexter
Ray Bressler
Guy Ecker ...
Al Voss
Amye Williams ...
Kelly (as Troy Beyer)
Mike Butters ...


Detective Jack Lucas is racing to clear his name, when he's framed for a series of murders. A maverick cop under routine investigation for a job-related shooting, Jack finds himself being set up as the prime suspect in an escalating killing spree. Sliding deeper into trouble and with few clues to go on, Jack desperately teams with exotic dancer Jessica, who may hold the key to the motive behind the mystery. With time running out, he must do whatever it takes to put all the pieces together and prove his innocence before the real killer pulls off the perfect crime. Written by Anonymous

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The setup. The betrayal. Vengeance is coming.


Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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27 June 2002 (USA)  »

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Twist of Fate  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Stock footage used: The opening car chase are edited scenes from The Corruptor (1999), while the finale (another big car chase) was originally seen in Marked for Death (1990). See more »


Jack Lucas checks his computer for a 1957 Cadillac, when the Red car shown in the film is actually a 1959 Cadillac that has two red plastic bullet-shape taillights prominent in each large tail fin (only 1959 model year has them). See more »


Edited from The Corruptor (1999) See more »


Etude in E Major Op 10, No. 3
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
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23 July 2002 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

I do not understand why more people have not seen this movie and/or have voted on it. It's a very good way to spend an hour and a half,some evening with some popcorn,a coke and your lady or gentleman. I really don't believe this film will win any awards. It has action,sex,crime and a lot of surprises. In this elderly mans opinion it was a heck of a lot better than some of the highly rated garbage they have turned out lately. Lou Diamond Phillips, Edoardo Ballerini and the rest of the supporting cast did a fine job, with an average movie. Yes, I do know what opinions are just like. No, I do not know anyone connected to this film. I'm just not sophisticated enough to tear it up, like some seem to do with many movies.I give it a 7.

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