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Under Investigation (1993)

The police finds a dead woman in painter Strong's apartment: tied up and maltreated as in a ritual murder. Strong has disappeared. During the search for him the investigating detective ... See full summary »

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Kevin Meyer

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Kevin Meyer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Hamlin ... Detective Harry Keaton
Joanna Pacula ... Abbey Jane Strong
Ed Lauter ... Captain Maguire
Richard Beymer ... Dr. Jerry Parsons
John Mese ... Detective Channing
Lydie Denier ... Madeleine
Patrick Thomas ... Keys
Robert Knott ... Hotel Clerk
Murray Rubin ... Milo Case
Carol Ann Susi ... Neighbor
Michael Shamus Wiles ... Forensic Officer
Jeffrey Reed Jeffrey Reed ... Rastafarian
Megan Blake ... Carla
Marian Collier ... Receptionist
Marcia del Mar Marcia del Mar ... Female Police Officer
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Storyline

The police finds a dead woman in painter Strong's apartment: tied up and maltreated as in a ritual murder. Strong has disappeared. During the search for him the investigating detective Keaton meets his wife Abbey Jane. She states her husband would suffer from delusions. Keaton is fascinated and falls in love with her. But then new evidence turns up that incriminates Abbey... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Farbe des Blutes See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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The Oklahoma Sooner tickets Harry receives in the mail are from a real game that took place September 19th 1992 against Southern California. See more »

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When Harry invites Detective Channing to the Oklahoma Sooners game he says he has a empty seat for Sunday, college football games are played on Saturdays. See more »

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murder as a work of art
16 September 2001 | by petershelleyauSee all my reviews

Writer director Kevin Meyer's TVM begins with the ritualised murder of a woman to the sound of Caruso singing La Gioconda and the killer painting her body. However after that it's downhill all the way. Meyer gives us Harry Hamlin as a slobby detective in charge of the case, who is unshaven - Hamlin's superior tells him he dresses "like a mechanic" - and presumably depressed after the death of his son and end of his marriage. This information unfortunately doesn't feed into the style of the murder, but rather allows Hamlin to indulge in a lazy performance which includes a tough guy hiss, which de-energises the film. Hamlin's unprofessionalism leads him into an affair with the wife of the case's top suspect, Joanna Pacula, who is another of a series of accented ladies who pronounce his surname Keaton as "kitten". Meyer's screenplay is so cliched that you can predict the oncoming dialogue, features the anomaly of the suspect thinking himself to be the devil but keeps crucifixes for protection, but also one funny line in "His prints were found all around the room which makes sense since he lives there". Meyer's pacing is sluggish, his treatment has repeated and tiresome points scored against Hamlin's partner John Mese who of course embodies everything Hamlin is not, and he gives Hamlin and Pacula some rather graphic sex scenes with Hamlin not Pacula as the object of desire. In spite of her fractured intonation, Pakula at least looks lovely, but it's West Side Story's Richard Beymer who steals the film in a small role as Pakula's colleague, though I could have done without Meyer giving him a shark's head in his office.


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