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Midnight Heat (1983)

A hired killer goes on the run after being caught in bed with the wife of a mob boss. While he's holed up in a scuzzy Times Square room waiting for the hitmen he knows are after him, he ... See full summary »

Director:

Roger Watkins (as Richard Mahler)

Writer:

Roger Watkins (as Richard Mahler)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jamie Gillis ... Alan
Howard Feline Howard Feline ... Nick
Dixie Dew Dixie Dew ... Older Woman (as D.D. Burke)
Frederick Rein Frederick Rein ... Husband (as Fred Rein)
Tish Ambrose Tish Ambrose ... Susan
Joey Karson Joey Karson ... Shirley (as Joey Carson)
Champagne Champagne ... Diane
Sharon Mitchell ... Alan's Wife
Michael Bruce Michael Bruce ... Tom
Susan Nero Susan Nero ... Nan (as Susie Nero)
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A hired killer goes on the run after being caught in bed with the wife of a mob boss. While he's holed up in a scuzzy Times Square room waiting for the hitmen he knows are after him, he reflects back on his life and what brought him to the situation he's in now. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Desire - Fulfillment - Ecstasy See more »

Genres:

Adult | Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

X
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mercenaries See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Production Co:

Ace Booking Service See more »
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| (Alpha Blue Archives)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Film says, "introducing Champagne as Diane" in the opening on-screen credits. This is the second movie that claims to introduce the actress. See more »

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Referenced in The Transgressions of Tina (2008) See more »

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Dark, unique porno
25 December 2004 | by fertilecelluloidSee all my reviews

Originally credited to Richard Mahler, a pseudonym for Roger Watkins, the director of LAST HOUSE ON DEAD END STREET (see my review), this "porno" is more a dark thriller with hardcore inserts.

A hit-man (Jamie Gillis) holds up in a sleazy Times Square hotel room waiting for his own Grim Reaper to visit.

A succession of rent girls visit Gillis in the interum as Watkins gives us intuitive flashbacks to the hit-man's miserable history and failed relationships.

Additional texture is provided by optically slowed street shots and choice close-ups of local bums and assorted scum.

The raincoaters must have ripped up the seats watching this one because it's not overtly erotic. There are some terrific sex scenes, mind you, but they're not the point here.

I'd love to see a really decent DVD release of this underrated classic.

The theatrical poster, a bluish image which shows a woman looking out over the city at night, is very artful.

The sound design is also deserving of a gold star, as is the bleak but appropriate cinematography.

Worth hunting down.


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