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A Time to Die (1991)

A female photographer teams up with a policeman to try to bring down a corrupt police officer who framed her for drug possession and during her investigation, finds that not everything, or everyone, is what they appear to be.




Cast overview, first billed only:
Traci Lords ... Jackie
Jeff Conaway ... Frank
Richard Roundtree ... Captain Ralph Phipps
Robert Miano ... Eddie
Bradford Bancroft Bradford Bancroft ... Sam
Nitchie Barrett Nitchie Barrett ... Sheila
Gino Dentie Gino Dentie ... Jinx
Daphne Cheung Daphne Cheung ... Sunshine
Jesse Thomas Jesse Thomas ... Kevin
Victor Vidales Victor Vidales ... Pablo
Manuel Cabral Manuel Cabral ... Enrique
Nick Gambella Nick Gambella ... Danco
Shaun Shimoda Shaun Shimoda ... Juan
Jan Flame Jan Flame ... Marge
Nicole Picard ... Patti


Although innocent, photographer Jackie Swanson is rounded up for dealing cocaine and sentenced to 400 hours of community service. She has to shoot nice pictures of police work. Jackie accidentally witnesses the corrupt police lieutenant Eddie Martin killing a pimp. Eddie also was the officer who arrested Jackie. She has taken pictures of the liquidation and uses them to force Eddie to alter his testimony about her so she can regain the custody over her little son she lost due to her conviction. Eddie, of course, tries to acquire the pictures and is assisted by a very unexpected ally... Written by Paul Mesken <usurper@euronet.nl>

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

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Direct to video "cream of the crap"
20 August 2019 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

When it comes to direct to video, 99 out of a hundred are disasters, but every once in awhile, something entertaining surfaces from the video muck. Such a film is "A Time To Die". The film is far from perfect, needing much tighter editing, in the first half especially regarding Lord's and Conway's pseudo romance. Portions with Lord's Son play like daytime drama, and these diversions drag considerably. Nevertheless, when things get going in the second half, there is action, some crisper editing, and the pace picks up nicely. The acting is totally acceptable for a B movie, along with some rather pleasing night photography. The film has very little nudity, and zero for Tracy Lords, perhaps leading to the low IMDB rating. The movie eventually twists into a totally unpredictable whopper ending. Recommended of it's type. - MERK

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5 December 1991 (USA) See more »

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A Hora de Revidar See more »

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