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The Night Stalker (1986)

R | | Crime, Drama, Horror | April 1987 (USA)
A tough homicide cop is assigned to track down a serial killer who is murdering prostitutes.

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Max Kleven
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Napier ... Sgt. J.J. Striker
Michelle Reese Michelle Reese ... Rene
Katherine Kelly Lang ... Denise
Robert Viharo ... Charlie Garrett
Joseph Gian ... Det. Buddy Brown
Robert Z'Dar ... Chuck Sommers
Leila Carlin Leila Carlin ... Terry
Gary Crosby ... Vic Gallegher
Diane Sommerfield Diane Sommerfield ... Lonnie Roberts
John F. Goff John F. Goff ... Captain
Joan Chen ... Mai Wing
Marcia Karr ... H.J. Salters
Tally Chanel Tally Chanel ... Brenda
Ola Ray ... Sable Fox
Roy Jenson ... Cook
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A tough homicide cop is assigned to track down a serial killer who is murdering prostitutes.

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April 1987 (USA) See more »

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It Just Keeps on Coming
Written by Jim Sullivan
Performed by David Palmer
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On the stalk

In one sense, watching The Night Stalker, is kind of like watching Roots of Evil that kind of bares similarities. They're both sleazy, straight to video flicks, and that sleazy cop Vic, in this, whose mouth is like a gutter, reminded me of the killer in Roots Of Evil in looks and voice. But in this psycho thriller, where boozing cop Napier is thankfully the lead, we're battling an unstoppable evil, a maniac cop sort, where fired bullets don't work, but just put holes in this faceless being of incredible human strength. Is this guy human. Yes? It almost stretches the reality factor, kind of making us think, may'be this is possible, plausible. Napier makes a meal of his starring lead, carrying this film, out to catch this maniac, who's been disposing of a few prostitutes. J.J (Napier) is in love with such a woman, a pro, who of course, is losing a couple of her close pro friends/lovelies, even a younger Joan Chen, to this psychopath. They have, what you could say, is a love hate relationship. There are a lot of things to this film that are fun: 1- Napier fixing a dude and his mate who try to get smart at a hot dog stand, ruining his morning coffee. His partner watches on amused, saying to Napier, in aid of some help with one big guy, "Oh, you own him". 2) Napier blacking out on a rooftop where his partner almost thinks Napier's gone, then when he revives, he gives him a piece of his mind. 3) Vic giving a younger cop, Joey Gian (Death Before Dishonor) some rookie advice about falling for the younger sister of Napier's woman. Gian retaliates verbally, then storms out of the car, with Vic, saying "Sensitive little f...er, ain't he". And 4) Vic then makes out with a woman who's not a woman, and he's caught with his pants down by Napier and co, such a figure of mortification. What was great about the film, though was the cool talking pimp, Julius, who wraps up his words in riddles. This black pimp is Napier's nemeses, and with such a cool and slick demeanor, I almost feel, Napier's gum chewing partner, envies Julius. He even smooth talks Gian's love interest, in joining his stable when he drops in on her sixteenth birthday, Napier, making sure this won't happen when telling the older sister straight, later at the party, the song "On The Edge Of Love" playing off, nearby at muffled volume. He then makes a joke about Julius, that is indeed, in bad taste. Julius and his mates even try to take on The Night Stalker. Guess how that works out. Whatever your fancy, to all you b grade lovers out there, this isn't a bad pick, and The Night Stalker isn't a dude who'll go down easily. Adequate flick, with somewhat of a uninviting cover, like the freak himself.


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