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A woman's lover poisons her cruel husband, a rich businessman, in front of her. She becomes more terrified when she finds the lover dead as well. A police detective suddenly shows up at her door.

Director:

Ted Post

Writers:

Joan Andre (screenplay) (as Joane Andre), John Case (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jaclyn Smith ... Katherine Atwell
Robert Mitchum ... Donner / Rodriguez
Mike Connors ... Wendell Atwell
James Franciscus ... Steve Fulton
Fritz Weaver ... Herbert Childs
Sybil Danning ... Monika Childs
Tina Menard ... Consuela
Melanie MacQueen Melanie MacQueen ... Alice
Belinda Mayne Belinda Mayne ... Christine
Michael Anderson Jr. ... Lt. Donner
Ramona Bair Ramona Bair ... Social Worker
Nimmy Abiaka Nimmy Abiaka ... Pregnant Teenager
Helen Hardin Helen Hardin ... Valda
Burke Rhind Burke Rhind ... McCarthy
James Rehfeld James Rehfeld ... Airline Clerk #1
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Storyline

The wife of a wealthy industrialist finds herself caught-up in a web of intrigue & murder which was created by her own deceit. When she tries to escape the results of her actions, she too falls victim to deception. Written by Anonymous

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Your throat dries, heart pounds, flesh crawls and you panic...that is the fear of... See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

West Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asesinato en la noche See more »

Filming Locations:

Arizona, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cine Artist Film GmbH See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The amount of money in the briefcase bag which was kept in a locker at the airport was over US $1 million. See more »

Quotes

Steve Fulton: Morning hugs are the best.
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Much better than I thought
23 August 2018 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

I really thought Nightkill was going to be lousy. A murder-gone-wrong movie in the '80s starring one of Charlie's Angels? I thought I'd turn it off after ten minutes, but after that time, I was hooked! Yes, Jaclyn's Smith's hairdo is dated, and a few scenes are a "tv-ish", but if you're one of the many people who enjoy this genre, you might want to check this one out.

The reason I kept watching Nightkill was because Jaclyn's marriage to Mike Connors wasn't your typical "evil husband must die" relationship. He's very wealthy, and he's not a nice person, but Joan Andre wrote his character to be subtly instead of blatantly cruel. He belittles their Mexican housekeeper, treats his subordinates like peons, and gets impatient with his wife. Everything he does and says, though, are things someone in his position might think is okay. He's not a blatant bad guy; he's just insensitive and rude. So, when Jaclyn's lover James Franciscus kills him, it's understandable that she's not jumping for joy. All she wanted was a divorce, not his death.

But, since she's now an accessory-and since she's the lead in an '80s thriller and therefore goes along with a terrible idea-Jaclyn agrees to hide the body and pretend her husband is still alive until she and James can run away together. Gee, do you think everything's going to go smoothly? Definitely not, especially when policeman Robert Mitchum starts sniffing around.

I'm sure you know why I rented this movie in the first place; we all know how much I love Robert Mitchum. He has such great energy in this movie, and I can't help but think he arranged for Michael Anderson, Jr. to have a cameo, since they played father and son twenty years earlier in The Sundowners.

One warning about Nightkill: make sure you have a strong stomach. Parts of the movie get pretty gruesome, to counteract the good looks of the three main leads, I guess. Also, if you liked seeing Jaclyn Smith and James Franciscus playing the Kennedys, you can see them together again in this movie!

Kiddy Warning: Obviously, you have control over your own children. However, due to gruesome images and an upsetting scene with an animal, I wouldn't let my kids watch it.


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