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The Midnight Man (1974)

An ex-con, once a cop, now working as security in a college, decides to investigate the murder of one of the students, a daughter of a senator.

Writers:

David Anthony (novel), Roland Kibbee | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Lancaster ... Jim Slade
Susan Clark ... Linda Thorpe
Cameron Mitchell ... Quartz
Morgan Woodward ... Clayborne
Harris Yulin ... Casey
Robert Quarry ... Dr. Prichette
Joan Lorring ... Judy
Lawrence Dobkin ... Mason
Ed Lauter ... Leroy
Mills Watson ... Cash
Charles Tyner ... Ewing
Catherine Bach ... Natalie
Bill Lancaster Bill Lancaster ... King (as William Lancaster)
Quinn K. Redeker ... Swanson
Richard Winterstein Richard Winterstein ... Virgil
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Storyline

An ex-con, once a cop, now working as security in a college, decides to investigate the murder of one of the students, a daughter of a senator.

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Taglines:

The Ex-con. The Hippie. The Senator. The Pervert. The Lesbian. The Professor. The Sheriff. The Sadist. One of them is a murderer. All of them make the most fascinating murder mystery in years. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Final film of actress Joan Lorring. See more »


Soundtracks

Come On Back Where You Belong
Lyrics by Morgan Ames
Music by Dave Grusin
Sung by Yvonne Elliman
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Much Better Than You Would Think
18 December 2009 | by dspearmaSee all my reviews

I saw the Midnight Man one very late night when I couldn't sleep. Burt is very compelling and this is a terrific murder mystery type story. To this day, I cannot understand why it hasn't gotten more play. The cast was brilliant, in particular Susan Clark. Lancaster plays a sort of down on his luck security guard who finds himself wrapped up in a murder. At one time he was a prominent officer who fell on hard times and is relegated to a security guard at a local college. Of course, this means they don't pay as much attention to him as they should and he is forced to go solo on his hunches as he goes thru this story. It is a good human story as well. I would love to see it again but it just doesn't come on TV anymore for some reason. If you ever see it listed on your local channel wherever you live, Circle this one and watch it!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Midnight Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Anderson, South Carolina, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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