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The Mean Season (1985)

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. ... See full summary »

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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 ... Kathy Vasquez
William Smith ... Albert O'Shaughnessy
John Palmer John Palmer ... Himself
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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A time between summer . . . and murder. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Última Reportagem 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,349,446
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Masur prepared for his part as a newspaper editor, by spending several days at the city desk of the Miami Herald daily paper. See more »

Goofs

"Kidnapped" is misspelled (as "Kidnaped") in the Miami Journal headline the day after Delour takes Malcolm's girlfriend. See more »

Quotes

Alan: Have you ever noticed the older you get the smaller you become?
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Spoofs Psycho (1960) See more »

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Serviceable cat & mouse thriller
11 April 2003 | by george.schmidtSee all my reviews

THE MEAN SEASON (1985) **1/2 Kurt Russell, Mariel Hemingway, Richard Jordan, Richard Masur, Richard Bradford, Andy Garcia. Not bad suspenser with Russell as a newspaper reporter suddenly caught up in the story of a serial killer and himself in harm's way. Surprise ending.


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