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Killer Image (1992)

R | | Thriller | July 1992 (USA)
After his brother's murder, Max Oliver (John Pyper-Ferguson) suspects the last photographs his brother took provide the key to a sprawling political cover-up.


David Winning




Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Ironside ... Luther Kane
M. Emmet Walsh ... John Kane
John Pyper-Ferguson ... Max Oliver
Krista Errickson ... Shelley
Paul Austin Paul Austin ... Ric Oliver
Chantelle Jenkins Chantelle Jenkins ... Lori
Kristie Baker Kristie Baker ... Carrie
Barbara Gajewska Barbara Gajewska ... Stacey
Joel Stewart Joel Stewart ... Punk Leader
Jack Ackroyd Jack Ackroyd ... Drunk
Daryl Shuttleworth ... Cop #1 (as Darryl Shuttleworth)
Brian Martell ... Cop #2
Dwayne Peace Dwayne Peace ... Cop #3
Nancy Whyte Nancy Whyte ... Mrs. Casey
Al Duerr Al Duerr ... The Mayor (as Mayor Al Duerr)


When Max Oliver learns his photographer brother has been killed, he suspects it was no random murder. And when he finds his brothers' last photos of a powerful senator and a prostitute, Max gets a clear picture of a deadly political cover-up. Seeking to expose his brother's killer, Max enters a murderous game of cat and mouse, stalked by a cold-blooded assassin who has Max dead in his sights. Written by Anonymous

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Max Oliver was dealing with his brother's murder... now he's dealing with the killer. See more »




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When Luther is fighting Max near the raging river, there is no way that he could have fired so many shots from his tiny machine-pistol - you can see that it has an ammo clip only about eight inches long, and yet he fires many dozens of shots without ever reloading. See more »


John Kane: If I ever started thinking with my cerebral mechanism, instead of my dick, I could run the world.
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Written and Performed by Colin James
Courtesy of Virgin Records America Inc.
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Pretty unremarkable stuff on the whole
8 March 2016 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

This Canadian movie is a pretty standard early 90's thriller. It's truthfully pretty pedestrian in most ways but it does benefit from the presence of genre legend Michael Ironside and respected character actor M. Emmet Walsh; both of whom play a pair of brothers, whose bad actions get the film's plot underway. The story is essentially about a professional killer who seeks incriminating photographs which are in the possession of a man whose brother he murdered. This leads to all manner of unreasonable behaviour being carried out by out pony-tailed psychopath.

This is not a particularly well written film. It is not, for instance, especially clear why the pivotal murder even happens in the first place. And characters continue to act in illogical ways throughout the story. In fairness, it's not the first thriller to succumb to this, so it's hardly a deal breaker. It is a bit lethargic though and really only comes to life when either Ironside or Walsh are on the screen. So, not an awful lot to recommend here but at the same time it does get the job done, it just does it with the minimum effort.

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July 1992 (USA) See more »

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Flash Frame See more »

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Alberta, Canada See more »

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