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A Taste for Killing (1992)

Two college students get a summer job on an offshore oil rig. They are soon approached by a co-worker who had earlier befriended them, and who now tries to draw them into a plot to murder the rig's crew chief.

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Lou Antonio

Writers:

Allen Rucker (story), Hudson Marquez (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Biehn ... Bo Landry
Jason Bateman ... Blaine Stockard III
Henry Thomas ... Cary Sloan
Helen Cates Helen Cates ... Tess Kennedy
Blue Deckert ... Elray Phelps
Dru Mouser Dru Mouser ... Caroline
Woody Watson ... Detective Rutland
Brandon Smith ... Detective Grier
Harry Melching Harry Melching ... Charlie
Fred Lerner ... Duane
Renée Zellweger ... Mary Lou (as Renee Zellwegger)
Dan Ammerman ... Mr. Stoddard
Diane Perella Diane Perella ... Mrs. Sloan
Richard Dillard Richard Dillard ... Mr. Sloan
Dennis Letts ... Lawyer
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Two college students get a summer job on an offshore oil rig. They are soon approached by a co-worker who had earlier befriended them, and who now tries to draw them into a plot to murder the rig's crew chief.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence. | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

7 On, 7 Off See more »

Filming Locations:

Galveston, Texas, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bodega Bay Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

An extract from Radio Times by Adrian Turner of A Taste for Killing (1992), mentions previous films which Michael Biehn and Henry Thomas starred in as follows: "Biehn, a veteran of James Cameron movies such as The Terminator, Aliens, and The Abyss is a persuasive bad guy, while Thomas (Elliot in E. T.) and Bateman make the most of their leading roles". Incidentally, all of the previous films are in the sci-fi genre. Turner gave his review two out of five stars meaning could be worse. See more »

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A good watch
9 March 2019 | by gollyrebeccaSee all my reviews

The first 10 minutes is all setup and chat but from the 20 minute mark every event leads to another. Its very suspenseful and you'll want to keep watching till the end.


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