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The Killing Time (1987)

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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 Kath ... Laura Winslow
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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Referenced in James Bond: Licence to Thrill (1987) See more »

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quality with limits
6 June 2004 | by tudseborgSee all my reviews

we bought this movie, as a second-hand copy, and first thing to strike us, was that we didn't have to turn up the sound, and talking bout sound, this score is one of the best we have heard, if score means coordinatiniton with the scenes in motion. the scenes too were artistically cut, to the score. we strongly recommend this copy to be copied by serious distributors for the future. unlike recent releases like matrix and others one can actually see and mostly hear this movie on and on. the screenplay is predictable, and a copy of an old perry mason episode. reference: new world international, danish copy by filmlab no 7736.


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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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Production Co:

Tapestry Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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