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A LAPD detective is on the trail of a very handsome young man who had been seducing and slashing many young women to death.

Director:

J. Lee Thompson

Writer:

William Roberts

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Bronson ... Leo Kessler
Lisa Eilbacher ... Laurie Kessler
Andrew Stevens ... Paul McAnn
Gene Davis ... Warren Stacy
Geoffrey Lewis ... Dave Dante
Wilford Brimley ... Captain Malone
Robert F. Lyons ... Nathan Zager (as Robert Lyons)
Bert Williams Bert Williams ... Mr. Johnson
Iva Lane Iva Lane ... Bunny
Ola Ray ... Ola
Kelly Preston ... Doreen (as Kelly Palzis)
Cosie Costa Cosie Costa ... Dudley
Paul McCallum Paul McCallum ... Lab Technician
Jeana Keough ... Karen (as Jeana Tomasina)
June Gilbert June Gilbert ... Betty
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Storyline

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 the Warren is stalking Laurie to revenge against her father. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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BRONSON is back on the streets! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bloody Sunday See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,520,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$7,100,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of three feature film collaborations of star Charles Bronson and actor Wilford Brimley. The movies are Borderline (1980), 10 to Midnight (1983), and Act of Vengeance (1986), with the latter being the only one being made-for-television. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the movie while the two detectives are driving down the road there is a white Dodge van behind them. In a moment it passes them. A moment later the same van is again behind them. See more »

Quotes

Laurie Kessler: My father's gonna kill you!
Warren Stacy: Oh, no, he's not. I know where he's at.
Laurie Kessler: That was him on the phone just now. He'll be here any second!
Warren Stacy: Oh, yeah? Then I guess I better hurry up!
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Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Be Back
/ Police Station & Escape
Music & Lyrics by Brad Fiedel
Played when Mrs. Byrd announces that Betty Johnson is dead.
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A Gripping Film, Charlie Never Let's Down
4 January 2005 | by ed56See all my reviews

From the director who brought us The Guns of Navarone and Cape Fear in the 60's, comes this interesting and suspenseful cop thriller. Charles Bronson plays a veteran cop who's with a young idealist cop is after a very smart and dangerous killer who likes to slice pretty and innocent chicks. The most interesting aspect of the film is that we know from the beginning who the killer is and for the rest of the film it's a mind game between Bronson and the killer who knows very well how to manipulate the system. This is definitely not to the squeamish one's because this is fairly a brutal film but from the intelligent kind. I'm familiar with Bronson's works and this is surely his best from the 80's. Anyone who looks for some highly entertaining film shouldn't miss it. Never mind the user's ratings because it's one of those underrated gems.

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