In Los Angeles, the rookie Detective Paul McAnn teams up with the veteran Detective Leo Kessler to investigate the murder of Betty Johnson and her boyfriend that were stabbed by a naked serial-killer in a park. Detective Kessler recognizes the victim, who lived in the same neighborhood many years ago and childhood friend of his daughter Laurie Kessler. The killer Warren Stacy goes to the funeral and overhears Betty's father telling Detective Kessler that his daughter had a diary. Warren breaks in Betty's apartment and stabs and kills her roommate Karen Smalley trying to find the diary. But Karen had already delivered the journal to Detective Kessler. Leo Kessler is sure that Warren is the serial-killer and her plants a false evidence in his apartment. However, Warren's defense lawyer presses Detective McAnn accusing him of perjury and Warren is released. Now Warren is stalking Laurie to revenge against her father.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The French title, "Le Justicier de Minuit", reinforced the wrong impression that the film belonged to the "Death Wish" franchise. The word "Justicier" (meaning "righter of wrongs") was indeed strongly attached to the two previously released "Death Wish" features. See more »
Instead of simply losing his job, Kessler would have been immediately arrested and charged for planting evidence. See more »
[making obscene call using Spanish accent]
Hi, baby, what's doing? How you been?
Oh, it's you again.
How about we get together? What you say?
[playing along for McAnn, who is tracing the call]
Well, I don't usually go out with strangers. What did you say your name was?
Call me Pedro. That means Peter. I got the biggest one you've ever seen.
That's nice to know. What do you have in mind, Pedro?
I take you to a motel, we do it every way there is. How you like it? Up, down, ...
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Warren's killings are done with him nude. In television broadcasts these scenes have Warren with flesh-colored briefs. Later scenes in the movie have inconsistencies in the color of briefs he wears. The wearing of any clothing is inconsistent with his alibis throughout the movie, as well. See more »