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To Kill a Stranger (1983)

Cristina Carver (Angelica Maria) finds herself in dire straits after she arrives to spend some time with her TV-reporter husband (Dean Stockwell) who is visiting a Latin American country ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Christina Carver
... John Carver
... Col. Kostik
... Inspector Benedict
Sergio Aragonés ... Maj. Keller
Ken Grant ... Tom
Jill Franklyn ... Susan
Rick Sharp ... Benedict's assistant
Juan José Gurrola ... Truck driver
José Ángel Espinosa 'Ferrusquilla' ... Gas attendant (as José Ángel Espinoza)
Juan López Moctezuma ... Albert Morell (as J. López-Moctezuma)
Arturo García Rubio ... Sound assistant
Joffrey de la Fontaine ... Hotel manager
Martin Lassalle ... Sergeant
Susana Kamini ... Esbietha


Cristina Carver (Angelica Maria) finds herself in dire straits after she arrives to spend some time with her TV-reporter husband (Dean Stockwell) who is visiting a Latin American country run by a military dictator. After a car accident one day, Cristina brings the helpful Col. Kostik (Donald Pleasence) home and then kills him in self-defense when he violently attempts to rape and murder her. Terrified, she covers up her act and hides the body, yet in spite of her husband's efforts to protect her, a local police detective starts to figure out what really happened. Written by Dylan Conner

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October 1983 (Mexico)  »

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This was first announced in 1971 with Stuart Whitman and Orson Welles starring, and Peter Collinson directing. See more »


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Performed by: Angelica Maria
Music: Mort Garson
Lyrics: Jacques Wilson
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For what it is, not bad
4 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

This movie was made primarily by Mexican talent, so given the time period this was made, you can probably figure that this won't be a very slick production. It has a made-for-TV feel despite being made for theaters, there are a couple of botches with the editing (two scenes seem to be out of order, for one thing), and you never get a real feeling of being in a foreign land with all the generic locations (indoors and outdoors) chosen.

Still, I have to admit that I was never bored at any time watching this movie. The movie did make me curious as to how the protagonists would handle the situation, and also how the movie would be resolved. As a bonus, you get to see a hammy Donald Pleasence play a would-be rapist/killer, and see MAD Magazine artist Sergio Aragones play a hotheaded member of the military. If you are prepared for a somewhat crudely-made movie, chances are that you'll find the movie agreeable and forgive its shortcomings.

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