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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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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


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.




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20 May 1988 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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Beast of Eden Productions See more »
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References Silver Streak (1976) See more »


Silent Night
Music by Franz Xaver Gruber (uncredited)
Performed by The West Side High School Chorus (Newark, N.J.) with Inez McClendon
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A thriller without the thrills, or much else
10 February 2012 | by dave13-1See all my reviews

The only reason I rented this thing: it was the only item in the mystery section of my local video store I hadn't seen. Imagine a bunch of bananas. You choose the most appetizing looking one to begin, then the next most appetizing and so forth. When you get to the last banana, you now have in your hand the one you rejected every single time before, plus it's less fresh now. Do you even want to eat it? The movie is like the last banana. Having passed it over in favor of dozens of other choices over a period of years, I finally watched it and wished I hadn't. Ignore the ad copy. It promises suspense, cat-and-mouse intrigue, but don't all movies of this type make such claims and don't most largely fail to deliver? Well, this one delivers like Canada Post on Xmas, ie. never. There is no suspense, no character interest or visual interest whatsoever, just a shadowy murky look that a film school dropout might mistake for film noir if he wasn't paying very close attention. Uma looks great, of course, but she was 17 when she did this, her first feature, and lacked the experience necessary to light up the screen the way she did just a few years later in Henry and June and Pulp Fiction. Her character is indolent, passive and boring - a mixture of victim and victimizer but not a very rich or interesting mix. Her actions fail to shock when she commits crimes nor is she in any way sympathetic when she is herself in jeopardy. It's a thriller devoid of thrills. Recommended only for insomniacs looking for a quick cure.

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