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Kiss Daddy Goodnight (1987)

R | | Thriller | 20 May 1988 (USA)
At night, baby-face Laura dresses up as a vamp and lets random guys at bars pick her up, just to drug and rob them later. But then someone starts stalking her, and a person close to her is ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Uma Thurman ... Laura
Paul Dillon Paul Dillon ... Sid
Paul Richards Paul Richards ... William Tilden
Steve Buscemi ... Johnny
Annabelle Gurwitch ... Sue
David Brisbin ... Victim #1 (disco sleazeball)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Constance Burg Constance Burg ... Crazy Waitress
Lee Coleman Lee Coleman ... Sue's Boyfriend
Sumner Crane Sumner Crane ... Weird Customer
Pamela Dalton Pamela Dalton ... Club Model
Leon Finkelshtein Leon Finkelshtein ... William's Driver
James Goldfinger James Goldfinger ... Ron
Ghislaine Jourden Ghislaine Jourden ... Factory Worker
Timothy Kelleher Timothy Kelleher ... Restaurant Patron
Arto Lindsay Arto Lindsay ... Cab Driver
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Storyline

At night, baby-face Laura dresses up as a vamp and lets random guys at bars pick her up, just to drug and rob them later. But then someone starts stalking her, and a person close to her is killed. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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She was cold. He was old.

Genres:

Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1988 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Production Co:

Beast of Eden Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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References Silver Streak (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Murderer, Hope of Women
by Arto Lindsay and Peter Scherer
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A college film student effort
15 October 2008 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about a young and attractive woman who lures men and then rob them. She finds her own life is in danger when she ends up in the opposite end of the game.

Even considering that "Kiss Daddy Goodnight" was made twenty years ago, it still seemed more like a college film student effort. The camera work is terrible. There is no consideration into how to make the camera angles and presentation of scenes more interesting. Lighting is terrible. Scenes are either very dark or are poorly lit. I refer to a specific scene where William and Laura talk by the entrance of Laura's apartment. The source of lighting takes no consideration into where light should come from. They just use spotlight to shine onto the two characters' faces. The end result is rather laughable.

The plot could have been promising, but it is not engagingly told. There is simply no suspense or thrill. To sum up, "Kiss Daddy Goodnight" is rather disappointing. If it was not for Uma Thurman, this film would have found no viewers at all.


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