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Night Visitor (1989)

A student known for telling stories witnesses a murder, the latest in a series of satanic killings of hookers.

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Rupert Hitzig
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathleen Bailey Kathleen Bailey ... Dolan
Jovanni Brascia Jovanni Brascia ... Tony
Brooke Bundy ... Mrs. Colton
Ann Dane Ann Dane ... Theresa
Scott Fults ... Sam Loomis
Allen Garfield ... Zachary Willard
Henry Gibson ... Jake
Elliott Gould ... Ronald 'Ron' Devereaux
Bruce Kimmel Bruce Kimmel ... Townsend
Nancy McLendon Nancy McLendon ... Reporter
Michael J. Pollard ... Stanley Willard
Michael Jason Rosen ... Bernstein (as Michael Rosen)
Richard Roundtree ... Captain Crane
Derek Rydall ... Billy Colton
Alain Silver ... Thornhill (as Alain Joel Silver)
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Storyline

A student known for telling stories witnesses a murder, the latest in a series of satanic killings of hookers.

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For some, life is all about making sacrifices... See more »

Genres:

Crime | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Never Cry Devil See more »

Filming Locations:

Culver City, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$166,635, 12 May 1989, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original title for the film was "Never Cry Devil". But MGM and United Artists changed the title after picking up the film for distribution. See more »

Alternate Versions

U.S. TV version of NIGHT VISITOR has been edited by 16 minutes. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Madness: The Making of Popcorn (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

CALYPSO ROMANCE THEME
Music and Lyrics by John Loeffler and John Siegler
Performed by John Loeffler
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5 January 2010 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

Even before "Night Visitor" reaches the end, there will be one question that will keep coming up in your mind: "How did this terrible independent production get picked up by a major Hollywood studio?" Indeed, it's a mystery as to why MGM/UA got the distribution rights, but it's pretty easy to figure out why they subsequently didn't do much with it. (I'm not even sure it played in theaters!) It's a pretty cheap movie, with the low budget making the movie suffer throughout, such as with poor audio and obviously post-dubbed dialogue. But even if the movie had been slickly executed, it would still suffer from a dumb and unlikable protagonist, unfunny comedy, and unthrilling thriller elements. Oh, and some of the most obvious padding you'll see - there's only enough plot for about half a movie. The movie does boast a once in a lifetime cast - Gould, Roundtree, Tweed, Garfield, Pollard - but none of these actors are particularly well used. (And their performances, especially Gould's, suggest they know they are in a turkey.) The movie should only be seen by those curious about how MGM/UA lost its touch by the end of the '80s.


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