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Dead Connection (1994)

After a series of murders in motel rooms are connected, a cop, Dickson, heads out on the trail to find a serial killer. He discovers that he signs the motel guest-books with the names of ... See full summary »

Director:

Nigel Dick

Writers:

Jonathan Tydor (story), Larry Golin (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Madsen ... Det. Matt Dickson
Lisa Sinclair Lisa Sinclair ... Doreen
Paul Leslie Disley Paul Leslie Disley ... 2 Die 4
Simon Kenny Simon Kenny ... 2 Die 4
Nicholas Kenny Nicholas Kenny ... 2 Die 4
Andrew Shaw Andrew Shaw ... 2 Die 4
Parker Posey ... Denise
Connie Blankenship Connie Blankenship ... Terry
John Clayton Schafer ... Jeff
Jimmy Ortega ... Vince
Gary Stretch ... Richard Welton
Eric DaRe ... Anthony the Bouncer
Alex Desir Alex Desir ... Bald Guy
Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Linen Suit
Brenda Swanson Brenda Swanson ... Susan
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After a series of murders in motel rooms are connected, a cop, Dickson, heads out on the trail to find a serial killer. He discovers that he signs the motel guest-books with the names of boxers, and hence gets a lead on him. However, when he just fails to catch up arrest him, the chase becomes personal. Written by David Gibson <djg6@ukc.ac.uk>

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Somewhere on the streets of L.A., a killer waits to strike again. For the Cop on his trail, it's a race against time to solve the mystery of the FINAL COMBINATION (Video Australia)

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Trivia

Retitled "Dead Connection" for the U.S. See more »

Quotes

[about phone sex]
Sammy: Call me old-fashioned, but I like my booty live and direct.
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Connections

Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

DICK'S BLUES
Written by John Ciambotti & Nigel Dick & Rolfe Kent
Performed by John Ciambotti & The Rolfe Kent Allstars
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Poorly made serial killer thriller features Michael Madsen in a rare heroic role
12 July 2018 | by a_chinnSee all my reviews

Lame low budget thriller cashes in on the notoriety Michael Madsen earned from his performance as Mr. Blond in "Reservoir Dogs" and cast him in a rare heroic role (although casting him as the kind stepdad in "Free Willy" was even more far astray). Madsen plays a detective trying to track down a serial killer and also falls for Bill Cosby's TV daughter, Lisa Bonet., who as you might have guessed becomes a target of the killer It's all pretty boring and feels more like an old USA channel made-for-TV movie (back when USA only made "Silk Stockings" and Baywatch ripoffs featuring bicycle pants-wearing beach cops). On the plus side, Parker Posey has a small supporting role, but there's really no reason to recommend this film. FUN FACT! This film was an early score by composer Rolfe Kent, before he went on to more respectable of films like "Election," "Up in the Air," and "Sideways."


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1994 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Lights Out See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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