A murderer who assumes the identity of a new deputy is unbeknownst to the sheriff planning to pin a separate murder on him.

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Rick King
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Beau Bridges ... Sam Wayburn
Kiefer Sutherland ... The Stranger
Wayne Rogers ... Jake Winslow
Joe Don Baker ... Carl Cunningham
Camelia Lynne ... Laura Winslow (as Camelia Kath)
Janet Carroll ... Lila Daggett
Michael Madsen ... Stu
Gracie Harrison Gracie Harrison ... Mary Ellen Knoeller
Harvey Vernon ... Dick
Shiri Appleby ... Annie Winslow
Jeb Ellis-Brown Jeb Ellis-Brown ... Brian Mars
Harriet Medin ... Nell
Richard Bolik Richard Bolik ... Coroner
Mark Barkawitz Mark Barkawitz ... Stranger's Father
Mathew Brady Mathew Brady ... Young Stranger
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Storyline

A psychopath murders a man who was on his way to a job as a deputy sheriff in a small California coastal resort town. He takes on the deputy's identity and arrives in town to start his new "job." What he doesn't know is that the recently appointed sheriff and his mistress are plotting to murder her evil husband and blame it on the new deputy. Written by Anonymous

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To commit the perfect murder, you need planning, guts, and luck. Practically nobody has luck.


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Kiefer Sutherland's father, Donald Sutherland, portrayed Hawkeye Pierce in the film version of "MASH," while cast mate Wayne Rogers portrayed Trapper John on the television series "M*A*S*H" See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: They'll Do it Every Time: Part One (1989) See more »

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I rented this movie and was very disappointed
11 July 2008 | by jonnismithSee all my reviews

I rented this movie and was very disappointed in it. I like Kiefer a lot, but this is not one of his best performances. His acting isn't bad, but it's not good either. The movie is boring and I should have rented something else. And as for Camelia Kath, I've seen better looking scare-crows in farmer's fields. She's gross! The story line is nothing special, good cop against bad cop. This can get boring really fast. Wife plans murder of her husband with her boyfriend. Brilliant! And you just know it's not going to go as planned. If you need help getting to sleep tonight, rent or buy this movie. Sweet dreams!!! I give this movie a 1 out of 10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Perfect Stranger See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$500,283

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$500,283
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Tapestry Films See more »
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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