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City Killer (1984)

Unrated | | Thriller | TV Movie 28 October 1984
An attractive young woman is being watched closely by her ex-lover, but matters soon start to escalate and run out of control.

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Robert Michael Lewis (as Robert Lewis)

Writer:

William Wood
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gerald McRaney ... Lieutenant 'Eck' Eckford
Heather Locklear ... Andrea McKnight
Terence Knox ... Leo Kalb
Peter Mark Richman ... Lieutenant Walling
John Harkins ... Wally Rickvine
Jeff Pomerantz ... Detective Conway
Jason Bernard ... Captain Frank Sydney
Todd Susman ... Jerry
Jeannetta Arnette
Adam Gregor ... Marksman Captain
Audrey Totter ... Receptionist
Joe Nesnow
Tom Kindle Tom Kindle ... Larry Sobel
John Gamble John Gamble
Sharon Madden Sharon Madden
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An attractive young woman is being watched closely by her ex-lover, but matters soon start to escalate and run out of control.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

City Killer - Eine Stadt in Panik See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Early 80's Heather Locklear vehicle
22 January 2016 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

I remember actually watching this television movie when it was broadcast back in the day. I didn't particularly watch a lot of movies back then, so this was something of an exception. The reason I did so was that I knew that it starred Heather Locklear who was a rising star at the time due to her appearances in the cop show 'T.J Hooker' and the super-soap 'Dynasty'. As a young teen I recall quite clearly that Heather was one of the first women to generate some new interesting thoughts in my head. So of course I was going to sit with the family and watch this movie called City Killer.

A deranged demolition expert blackmails his ex-lover into getting back with him by systematically blowing up a series of high-rise buildings in the middle of a city.

When I saw it back in the day, I thought it was pretty good but nothing special. Having seen it again, all these years later, I still think that original assessment isn't too far off the mark. It obviously feels a little bit ropier now than it did back then though but for what it is, it's okay. It's a film that benefits from TV movie charm and is on the whole reliable without ever moving very far outside the box. One scene that did impress me a bit, however, was the part where we see a building basically fall apart only to see a helicopter immediately rise out and above it – this was a pretty convincing, dangerous looking and well executed shot I thought. In the final analysis though, this is middling stuff on the whole but certainly worth a viewing.


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