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The setup. The betrayal. Vengeance is coming.
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Lou Diamond Phillips ... Jack Lucas

Edoardo Ballerini ... Oliver Chadwicke

Kari Wuhrer ... Jessica Tarrant

Gwen McGee ... Carla Gifford

Carmen Argenziano ... Warren Lucas

Iva Hasperger ... Sandy

Steven Bauer ... Greg Pruitt
Rex Ryon ... Joe Dexter

David Reivers ... Ray Bressler
Guy Ecker ... Al Voss

Jack McGee ... Eddie
Amye Williams ... Mother

Troy Byer ... Kelly (as Troy Beyer)
Mike Butters ... Mike
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Whitney Dylan ... Julie (uncredited)

James Eckhouse ... Dorland, Polygraph Technician (uncredited)
Lee Lazarow ... Beer Delivery Man (uncredited)

Directed by
John Terlesky 
Writing credits
Dennis Shryack (written by) &
Peter Bellwood (written by)

Produced by
Mark Burg .... executive producer
Neil Elman .... co-producer
Stephen Gates .... executive producer
Lisa M. Hansen .... producer (as Lisa Hansen)
Paul Hertzberg .... producer
Oren Koules .... executive producer
J.P. Pettinato .... producer
Hans Ritter .... co-producer (as Hans C. Ritter)
J.B. Roberts .... executive producer
Original Music by
Joseph Williams  (as Joseph Stanley Williams)
Cinematography by
Maximo Munzi 
Film Editing by
Daniel Duncan 
Casting by
Fern Champion 
Mark Paladini 
Production Design by
Timothy Roberts 
Art Direction by
Gary Constable 
Set Decoration by
Jennifer Knepshield 
Costume Design by
Bonnie Stauch 
Makeup Department
Simone Almekias-Siegl .... makeup department head
Michelle Werner .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Christopher Kulikowski .... post-production supervisor
Maureen P. Mottley .... unit production manager
Vicki L. Sawyer .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Heather French .... second assistant director: second unit
Lance W. Lanfear .... second assistant director
Otto Michael Penzato .... first assistant director (as Otto Penzato)
Jimmy Sprague .... second second assistant director
Roy Unger .... second unit director: title sequence
Art Department
Michael J. Bertolina .... on-set dresser
Jamie Callahan .... lead man
Kimberly Cronin .... second assistant props
Cheyenne Day .... dresser
Chris Dechert .... assistant property master
Christopher Duran .... construction foreman
Greg Guinasso .... dresser
Lee Lazarow .... property master
Anya Madsen .... second assistant props
Philippe Majdalani .... art department production assistant
Jay Marentay .... dresser
Thomas Monauni .... construction coordinator
Tony Sgarro .... dresser
Sound Department
Brion Condon .... boom operator
Adam De Coster .... foley walker (as Adam DeCoster)
Thomas Kilzer .... adr recordist (as Tom Kilzer)
Samuel Libraty .... supervising sound editor
Jimmy Lifton .... sound supervisor
D.J. Lynch .... dialogue editor
Earl Martin .... dialogue editor
Steve Morantz .... additional sound mixer
Steve Weiss .... sound mixer
Jeffrey R. Whitcher .... sound effects editor (as Jeff Whitcher)
Larry Mauro .... background sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David Waine .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Brady Hallongren .... title opticals supervisor
Sean Hewitt .... optical printer operator
Rita Schrag .... optical printing supervisor
Jim Stewart .... optical designer
Kurt Bryant .... stunt coordinator
Thomas Dewier .... stunts (as Tom Dewieir)
Al Goto .... stunts
Roy E. Harrison .... stunts (as Roy Harrison)
John Koyama .... stunts
Frank Lloyd .... stunts
Simon Rhee .... stunts
Koichi Sakamoto .... stunts
Nathan Siebring .... stunts (as Nate Sebring)
Camera and Electrical Department
John A. Burke .... first assistant camera
Massimo Cecchini .... second assistant camera: second unit
Henry Coccetti .... gaffer (as Henry Coccetti)
Kevin D'Melo .... grip (as Kevin D'Mello)
Carlos de Varona .... second assistant camera (as Carlos Devarona)
George Gregory .... dolly grip
Samuel Hamilton .... grip (as Sam Hamilton)
Michael Handley .... electrician
Brian Hart .... electrician
Skip Haswell .... grip (as William Haswell)
Alexandra Kravetz .... second assistant camera
Grg Magidow .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Greg Magidow)
BJ McDonnell .... grip
David Meyers .... electrician
Ralph Muñoz .... grip
Larry Newberg .... still photographer
Vince Palomino .... key grip (as Vincent Palomino)
Mike Reppert .... best boy electric
Bradley Richard .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Bradley V. Richard)
K. Blair Rogers .... camera loader
David Santana .... grip
Dustin Ray Schnakenberg .... grip
Michael Skor .... first assistant camera: second camera
Brett Smith .... electrician
Jason Smith .... grip
Wayne Swab .... electrician
Matthew-Michael Tarro .... second assistant camera
Kenneth W. Thornton .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Kenny Thornton)
Alpheus Underhill .... electrician
Roy Unger .... director of photography: additional photography
Dana W. .... grip
Michael Weeks .... electrician (as Mike Weeks)
Aiken Weiss .... camera operator: second unit
Steve Witcomb .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Steve Whitcomb)
Warren Yeager .... camera operator
Nicolas Zapata .... grip (as Nicolas Zapata)
Casting Department
Scott Rosen .... casting assistant
Debe Waisman .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carlie Tracey .... wardrobe supervisor
Ednita Trivino .... set costumer (as Ednita Trivino-Madden)
Editorial Department
Mato .... color timer
Transportation Department
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator
Steve Larson .... transportation office manager
Larry Levine .... transportation captain (as Lucky Larry Levine)
Other crew
Scott Ankeny .... set production assistant
Scottie Bairstow .... set production assistant
Randolph Bookman .... set production assistant
Randall Brown .... office production assistant
Kristian Burrows .... craft service
Christopher Byrne .... location manager
Jason Capone .... post-production accountant
Sarah Clifford .... assistant production coordinator (as Sarah J. Clifford)
Pamela Corey .... assistant to producers
Angela Curtis .... craft service assistant
Cris De Arce .... set production assistant
Laurette Dobson .... script supervisor (as Laurette 'Tita' Dobson)
Sarah J. Donohue .... production coordinator
Steven S. Glenn .... assistant location manager
Adam Gordon .... assistant to producers
Rosa Hernandez .... post-production accountant
Carey Kienitz .... assistant accountant
Reed Kowit .... set production assistant
William M. Povletich .... production accountant
Sariah Schnakenberg .... key set production assistant
Gabrielle Weidman .... office production assistant

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content
95 min
Aspect Ratio:
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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 »
Crew or equipment visible: In the car chase scene, a passenger (camera man) can be seen in the Dodge riding along with Lou Diamond Phillips.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited from The Corruptor (1999)See more »
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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Sorry Lou Diamond Maybe Next Time, 19 December 2002
Author: valens-69 from New York

Malevolent is a rather poor suspense/thriller starring Lou Diamond Phillips as a Cop.

Jack(Lou Diamond Phillips) meets a man in a bar, they have a drink and talk.

When the guy finds out Jack is a cop he gives him props calling him a real hero. He gives a toast to Jack and the glasses break.

Jack gets a cut on his hand, when going into the bathroom Jack becomes light-headed. He falls too the floor and the man he had the drink with his standing above him.

Jack then passes out when he wakes his gun is missing.

The guy goes around killing people setting Jack up.

We then find out this man killed Jack's mom.

When we find out why he is doing this too Jack it really is rather dumb.

The final 20min though do get better with a little suspense but by this time do we really care about what happens in the end?

The answer is no.

Even the sexy Kari Wuhrer can't save the film.

Director John Terlesky Directing is rather bad.

The editing was really bad the scene in the police station with Lou Diamond and Kari Wuhrer has to be some of the worst editing i have ever seen.

The only reason i tuned into Malevolent is cause Lou Diamond Phillips is one of my fav actors.

Lou Diamond seemed a bit bored here, while his performance wasn't bad i have seen him do way better.

Maybe next time Lou.

I give Malevolent 3/10

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