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The Mean Season (1985)

When a teenager is shot at the beach, a journalist from The Miami Journal is sent to cover the story. He's called by the murderer and told there'll be four more.

Director:

Phillip Borsos

Writers:

John Katzenbach (novel), Christopher Crowe (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kurt Russell ... Malcolm Anderson
Mariel Hemingway ... Christine Connelly
Richard Jordan ... Alan Delour
Richard Masur ... Bill Nolan
Richard Bradford ... Phil Wilson
Joe Pantoliano ... Andy Porter
Andy Garcia ... Ray Martinez
Rose Portillo Rose Portillo ... Kathy Vasquez
William Smith ... Albert O'Shaughnessy
John Palmer John Palmer ... Self
Lee Sandman Lee Sandman ... Harold Jacoby
Dan Fitzgerald ... Carl Mason
Cynthia Caquelin Cynthia Caquelin ... Ruth Lowenstein
Fred Ornstein ... Warren Phillips
Fritz Bronner ... Peter Peterson
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Storyline

Malcolm Anderson is a reporter for a Miami newspaper. He's had enough of reporting the local murders and so promises his school teacher girlfriend (Christine), they'll move away soon. Before Malcolm can hand in his notice, the murderer from his latest article phones him. The murderer tells Malcolm that he's going to kill again. The phone calls and murders continue, soon Malcolm finds that he's not just reporting the story, he is the story. Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

a time between summer... and murder See more »

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Kurt Russell and Richard Masur starred in John Carpenter's The Thing (1982). See more »

Goofs

Malcolm and Christine have an argument at a restaurant, and Christine leaves. Malcolm waits to pay the bill then leaves. He sees the message "TOOK A CAB" written in the condensation on the windshield. This was supposedly written by Christine when she left, but at the beginning of the scene, before she leaves, we see a shot of the car with the message already written in the windshield. See more »

Quotes

Alan: For the most part, good behavior goes unnoticed. Oh nevermind, what do you care?
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Connections

Referenced in Remote Control (1988) See more »

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Kurt's 1st good suspense movie
9 March 2000 | by moviecollectorSee all my reviews

This was a pretty good movie. Its got good suspense towards the end but it will never top BREAKDOWN, which is his ultimate suspense movie. Mariel Hemingway was a good choice, she hasn't been in much lately. I think she is still pretty. Well, Kurt does a good job. This is worth seeing and its from 1985. It has violence, language and nudity.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mean Season See more »

Filming Locations:

Dade County, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,560,591, 18 February 1985

Gross USA:

$4,349,446

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,349,446
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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