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Midnight Ride (1990)

A house wife just left her cop husband, when she picks up Justin Mckay she'll wish she never did as she's plunged into a nightmare and the grip of a psychotic killer.


Bob Bralver


Russell V. Manzatt, Bob Bralver (as Robert Bralver)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Dudikoff ... Lawson
Mark Hamill ... Justin Mckay
Savina Gersak ... Lara
Robert Mitchum ... Dr. Hardy
Pamela Ludwig ... Rental Agent
Timothy Brown ... Jordan
Lezlie Deane ... Joan (as Lezlie Dean)
Steve Ingrassia ... Man with Joan
Cynthia Szigeti Cynthia Szigeti ... Mrs. Egan
DeeDee Rescher ... Receptionist (as Dee Dee Rescher)
Regina Krueger Regina Krueger ... Nurse in Elevator
Judy Bartram Judy Bartram ... Nurse
Mary Peters ... Nurse
R.A. Rondell R.A. Rondell ... Officer Baker
Suzanne Celeste Suzanne Celeste ... Cook


A series of mysterious murders have happened in Montevideo, a small city in California. A policeman's wife is running away from her husband, trying to divorce him. The policeman tries to reconcile and begins to follow her... Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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Somewhere round the next bend, lies the road to terror


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During the final battles, there is a short chase-sequence where Justin Mckay (Mark Hamill) and Lawson (Michael Dudikoff) fall down a flight of stairs after bumping into a nurse. Before and after this scene, both their shirts are covered in blood, but during the scene they are white and clean. See more »


Dr. Hardy: [reasoning with Justin] Justin, remember when you first came here... you couldn't even speak.
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enjoyable throwaway action thriller
7 October 2002 | by AylmerSee all my reviews

Mark Hammill definitely turns in one of his best performances in his career, playing a psychopath as he often does but he's live-action this time around and not animated. Don't mind that, he's still quite animated and often acts just as cartoony as "The Joker" or any number of his more famous animated characters.

Anyway, there's good chases and excitement, but at its heart this film really is just another low budget Italian B-movie with a 20 second cameo by a bored looking Robert Mitchum. Savina Gersack is in it, which usually isn't a good sign, but she's a good actress and looks good too. Dudikoff, on the other hand, is extremely boring as the hero and the whole way through I was rooting for the bad guy.

Lots of stupid stuff, a few explosions and surprisingly graphic gore scenes, but this has ended up being a forgotten film, much like THE MOSQUITO COAST or BREAKER MORANT.

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Release Date:

20 July 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Midnight Ride See more »

Filming Locations:

Grover Beach, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Cannon Pictures Inc. See more »
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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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