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Crimetime (1996)

Bobby Mahon is an actor playing a notorious serial killer on prime-time television. The show becomes a hit, which encourages the real-life murderer on whom it's based, to go on a spree to make it on screen.

Director:

George Sluizer

Writer:

Brendan Somers
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Baldwin ... Bobby Mahon
Pete Postlethwaite ... Sidney
Sadie Frost ... Val
Geraldine Chaplin ... Thelma
Karen Black ... Millicent
James Faulkner ... Crowley
Phil Davis ... Simon (as Philip Davis)
Marianne Faithfull ... Club Singer
Emma Roberts Emma Roberts ... Linda
Anne Lambton ... Madeleine
Suzanne Bertish ... Lady Macbeth
Stephanie Buttle Stephanie Buttle ... Terry
Caroline Langrishe ... Jenny Lamb
Orla Charlton Orla Charlton ... Victim
Jackie Davis Jackie Davis ... Victim
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Bobby Mahon is an actor playing a notorious serial killer on prime-time television. The show becomes a hit, which encourages the real-life murderer on whom it's based, to go on a spree to make it on screen.

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To be seen is to exist.

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crimetime - Das Auge des Verbrechens See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Millicent: Show them, show them.
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Bad Script
1 November 2004 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

George Sluizer of THE VANISHING fame ( He made both the haunting European original and the Hollywood remake ) directed CRIMETIME . He shouldn't really be blamed for this confused , poor movie because all the problems lie in Brendan Somers script . It's ill focused and lazily written . For instance the killer hangs around a nightclub waiting to pick up a victim , any victim and starts talking to a teenage girl . Cut to the next scene where she tells the villain " I've told you everything about myself , tell me about your life ? " Unfortunately the girl has told the baddie her life story off screen and is a terrible example of the screenwriter not being able to bring a character to life through dialogue . I know for a fact how bloody difficult this is but for a screenplay that is produced the writer should have tried harder

It's difficult to explain the message of the film . At some points it feels like it's trying to be a British NATURAL BORN KILLERS satarising the media's voyeurism with crime ( Perhaps it even influenced the infamous video game MANHUNT ) but the script isn't witty enough to carry this off . When you've got a sex scene that doesn't progress the plot or characters or hint of subtext you know you've got a badly written screenplay and CRIMETIME is a badly written screenplay


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