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Raw Nerve (1991)

A race car driver has visions of the victims of a serial killer before their demise and tries to get a skeptic police detective and an ambitious reporter to help him find the killer.


David A. Prior

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Ford ... Captain Gavin
Sandahl Bergman ... Gloria Freedman
Randall 'Tex' Cobb ... Blake Garrett
Ted Prior Ted Prior ... Jimmy Clayton
Traci Lords ... Gina Clayton
Jan-Michael Vincent ... Lt. Bruce Ellis
Red West ... Dave
Graham Timbes Graham Timbes ... Sgt. Mancina
Jerry Douglas Simms Jerry Douglas Simms ... Doc
Yvonne Stancil ... Lori Cline
Doris Hearn Doris Hearn ... Mrs. Needlemyer
Trevor Hale Trevor Hale ... Brad
Brian J. Scott Brian J. Scott ... Ken
Jim Aycock Jim Aycock ... Kincade
Ken Kennedy Ken Kennedy ... Wino


Jimmy Clayton is a race car driver who has visions of the murders that have been happening locally. The police do not believe him and he is not aware of what is happening to him. When he has a vision of his sister Gina being murdered, he needs to make an investigation of his own. With the help of local reporter Gloria Freedman, Jimmy tries to determine who the murderer is and analyse his visions. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Somebody wants her dead...but she's being difficult. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and drug content. | See all certifications »






Release Date:

24 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A cara do assassino See more »

Company Credits

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Pyodawn See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Filmed in and around Mobile, Alabama. See more »


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References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »


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Written and performed by New Power (John Wesley and Chris Huff)
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Not bad, but not great either
6 September 2016 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

I'd read somewhere that David Prior was a bad director, but I find he falls somewhere in the middle. His films are made well enough, star people you've heard of, but it's the stories themselves that make you do a double take and think 'that doesn't make much sense'.

This one stars Glenndon Fordham, Sandy Bermanster, Traci Lordy Lordy, Micheal Vincent Van, and Tex 'Randall' Cobb. Them are all folks caught up when a crazy killer type person starts going around shooting women in the face with a shotgun. Don't expect gore here though, because there's none. No boobs either.

Ted Prior is Jimmy, a stock car driver who starts getting visions of the killings. His sister is Traci Lords, whom he's overly protective of (no wonder!). When Jimmy starts seeing the visions and goes to the police, they don't believe etc etc.

As this is a David A Prior film, there ain't much action but there are plenty of twists, so I never found myself bored throughout. Loads of interpersonal drama threaten to sink the film, but Prior knows when to speed things up a bit. Not too bad.

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