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Deadly Intent (1988)

An archaeologist smuggles a valuable ancient jewel into the US. He is soon murdered by people looking for the jewel, but he had hidden it. The killers, believe that his widow knows where the artifact is hidden, go after her.

Director:

Nigel Dick

Writer:

John F. Goff (as John Goff)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Eilbacher ... Laura Keaton
Steve Railsback ... Jeff Kirkwood
Maud Adams ... Elise Marlowe
Fred Williamson ... Curt Slate
Persis Khambatta ... Francesca Slate
Solly Marx Solly Marx ... Harley
Lance Henriksen ... Raymond
Pamela Guest ... Nadine Weston (as Pamela Seamone)
David Dukes ... Myron Weston
Pamela Roylance ... Vicky
Curt Lowens ... Hernando Ramirez
Clayton Rohner ... Scott
John F. Goff ... Detective Bergman (as John Goff)
Cathleen Chin Cathleen Chin ... Sandy the Newscaster
Myra Chasen Myra Chasen ... Gorgeous Woman
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An archaeologist smuggles a valuable ancient jewel into the US. He is soon murdered by people looking for the jewel, but he had hidden it. The killers, believe that his widow knows where the artifact is hidden, go after her.

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when a secret dies with a man... he can never rest in peace.

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Drama | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »
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Lover, Lover
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Performed by Charles Button
Music composed by Charles Button and Richard Kosinski (as Richard Kozinski)
Produced by Charles Button and Martin Smith
Published by Kozinski Music (BMI)
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Just Watched It and It's Forgotten
17 December 2002 | by Zantara XenophobeSee all my reviews

With a title like `Deadly Intent,' I wasn't expecting a blockbuster extravaganza. Actually, I was just expecting what I got: a forgettable little thriller with some good names in the cast, like Steve Railsback, Maud Adams, Fred Williamson, David Dukes, and the man himself: Lance Henrikson. But I wasn't expecting it to be this forgettable and little.

We begin the movie with two guys running through a jungle, one of them carrying a statue. He trips and the other one (Henrikson) beats him up and takes a huge diamond from the statue. It turns out that they were a part of a group of men exploring the jungle for a museum owner (Adams). Henrikson returns to the States but has hidden the diamond somewhere. After a mysterious man runs his car off the road and kills him, his wife (Lisa Eilbacher) is hounded by numerous shady characters that think she has the diamond. And that, my friends, is all there is to the plot. It is just an hour and a half of people breaking into Eilbacher's home, searching, sometimes killing each other. This cast is really wasted, particularly Williamson, who has next to nothing to do or say despite being fourth billed. There are also few thrills. I could not figure out why this was rated R. One cuss word and a few people tamely killed is all that is objectionable. Well, other than the plot's forgettable-ness. I guarantee you that you will forget every last bit of this movie when you wake up the next morning. Which is why I am writing this brief review now. It's almost bedtime and I have nearly forgotten the whole movie. Zantara's score: 5 out of 10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Codicia sin límite See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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