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The Soft Kill (1994)

Private investigator and former police detective Jack Ramsey is enjoying an affair with the local district attorney's wife, but no longer, after she is strangled soon after he has departed following a session of amorous activity.

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Eli Cohen

Writers:

Yitzhak Ginsberg (story), Alex Kustanovich (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael Harris ... Jack Ramsey
Brion James ... Ben McCarthy
Carrie-Anne Moss ... Jane Tanner
Matt McCoy ... Vinnie Lupino
Corbin Bernsen ... Martin Lewis
Kim Morgan Greene ... Kimberly Lewis
Johnny Medina Johnny Medina ... Manny Ortega
Annie James Annie James ... Allison Tanner
Ted Hayden Ted Hayden ... Mr. Feriolo
Gloria Hayes Gloria Hayes ... Officer Miranda
Maxine James Maxine James ... Forensic Technician
Louise Lewis Louise Lewis ... Bag Lady
Alain Silver ... Field Technician (as Alain Joel Silver)
Judith Ziehn Judith Ziehn ... Widow
Robert Hoover Robert Hoover ... Cab Driver
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Private investigator and former police detective Jack Ramsey is enjoying an affair with the local district attorney's wife, but no longer, after she is strangled soon after he has departed following a session of amorous activity.

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Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gyengéd gyilkosság See more »

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Ultra Stereo

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Color
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Quotes

[first lines]
Jack Ramsey: I had two when I came in. By the way, dryers eat socks.
Kimberly Lewis: And I thought you and your socks were sleeping over.
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The 2004 DVD release contains an additional sex scene between Jack Ramsey and the Widow that was far too explicit to have been on the initial R-rated release. See more »

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"Red herrings" that are dead in the water ..........
26 January 2017 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Here's an idea. If you are going to load a "who done it?" with intriguing suspects, don't give away the obvious murderer in the first reel, and then continue to cloud the water with "red herrings". Unfortunately that is the sad case with "The Soft Kill". Thus suspense and logic take a back seat to sex scenes, some of which border on being X rated material. I really like the late Brion James, and here he has quite a meaty part. It's just a shame that the script isn't fully developed. This plays more like an episode of "Columbo" than a mystery thriller, because like "Columbo", everyone knows right from the start who done it. - MERK


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