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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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Oliver Chadwicke
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Mother
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Kelly (as Troy Beyer)
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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.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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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 »

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In the car chase scene, a passenger (camera man) can be seen in the Dodge riding along with Lou Diamond Phillips. See more »

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Edited from Marked for Death (1990) See more »

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The Natives are Restless
Written by Chris Simpson
Performed by Chris Simpson
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Unsatisfying thriller
22 December 2011 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

If you are a person who likes to check out made-for-DVD movies, there is one film company you should be aware of - and not for positive reasons. That company is Cinetel Films. More often than not in their movies, they use footage from big budget major studio films, and in "Malevolent" they do this twice. I didn't recognize the footage from "The Corrupter", but I certainly recognized the climatic vehicle chase as being taken from "Marked For Death". As for how the rest of the movie appears, it's low budget but has some decent production values like good photography. The script, however, leaves a lot to be desired. The hero makes some pretty dumb decisions along the way that prolong things - if he had been smarter, things would have been wrapped up much quicker. And when things are wrapped up, the movie abruptly ends - the movie really needed another scene after the climax. Not the worst movie made by Cinetel Films, but there's no real reason to seek it out.


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