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Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning (1995)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 19 March 1995
Two homicide detectives investigate the slayings of several young women whose bodies have been left in obvious places, to taunt the police.

Director:

Bruce Paltrow

Writers:

Evan Hunter (novel) (as Ed McBain), Mike Krohn (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Randy Quaid ... Detective Steve Carella
Alex McArthur ... Detective Bert Kling
Ving Rhames ... Detective Artie Brown
Eddie Jones ... Byrnes
Alan Blumenfeld ... Detective Ollie Weeks
Ron Perkins ... Detective Meyer Meyer
Steven Flynn ... Henry 'Lightning' Lytell
Johann Carlo ... Sarah Meyer
Tracy Middendorf ... Dorothy
Mary-Joan Negro Mary-Joan Negro ... Mrs. Anunciato
Alison Moir ... Augusta
Steve Park ... Todd Wilkins
Deanne Bray ... Teddy Franklin
Richard Portnow ... Monaghan
Dayton Callie ... Monroe
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In New York two detectives of the 87th precinct are initially baffled by the brutal, ritualistic slayings of several young women. Through good detective work and clues left at the crime scenes by the psychopathic killer, they are able to deduce who the killer's next victim will be. A tense chase ensues as they try to prevent him from continuing his bloody rampage. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Drama

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Good book gone bad
10 February 2001 | by missluSee all my reviews

The often excellent Randy Quaid is horribly miscast as Steve Carella - which really brings the production to a deadly pace. By putting Ed McBain's name in the title, fans of the books expect to see the characters that they are familiar with. The loving and long term marriage of Steve and Teddy Carella hasn't occurred yet - in fact, this is where they meet. It is unfortunate that they have no chemistry in the movie. They tried to cram too much history into one movie. Audiences accept a cop being married, whether they know the character or not.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Distrito 87 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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