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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

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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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Mystery | Thriller

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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

Color:

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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A Poorly Written Script Sends This One Into The Tank.
2 January 2005 | by rsoonsaSee all my reviews

Private investigator and former police detective Jack Ramsey (Michael Harris) is enjoying an affair with the local district attorney's wife, but when she is strangled not long after he has departed following a session of amorous activity, Ramsey is pegged as the primary suspect due to "clues" obviously planted at the murder scene in order to incriminate him, and additionally because of a zealous detective (Matt McCoy) who has personal reasons for disliking the former policeman. As Ramsey tries to clear his name, the sister (Carrie-Anne Moss) of the deceased shows up, and soon she and Jack begin their own affair that is complicated by subsequent homicides and by Jack's former police partner, performed by Brion James, ostensibly, despite private devils, the sole individual Ramsey can trust as additional evidence mounts against him despite entry of other suspects. Harris, a charismatic player who has created excellent roles, can do but little with a script that defeats as well the rest of the cast, hindered by a wandering plot that is clichéd and predictable from the film's opening while, despite helpful cutting, there remains an obligatory slow motion love scene, as well as embarrassing emoting from McCoy, Moss and James that is made unduly prominent because of faltering direction.


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