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An Occasional Hell (1996)

A former policeman-turned college professor of forensics, is asked by a widow to solve the murder of her unfaithful husband and the disappearance of his mistress who may have been linked to some drug dealers.

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Salomé Breziner

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Anton Sanko, Randall Silvis (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Berenger ... Dr. Ernest Dewalt
Valeria Golino ... Elizabeth Laughton
Kari Wuhrer ... Jeri Gillen
Robert Davi ... Trooper Larry Abbott
Richard Edson ... Rodney Gillen
Stephen Lang ... Alex Laughton
Danny Comden ... Craig Fox
Ellen Greene ... Della
Geoffrey Lewis ... Draper Jewett
Trenton McDevitt Trenton McDevitt ... Male Student (as Trent McDevitt)
Sherril M. Turner Sherril M. Turner ... Chadwick
Bo Brinkman ... Trooper Brown
Cameron Glaesner Cameron Glaesner ... Chris
Selden Smith ... Aleta Jewett
Don Tilley Don Tilley ... Clifford Jewett
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Storyline

When a married man is found murdered, and his girlfriend is missing, the police suspect the wife of the murdered man. The wife turns to a professor at college who is a medically disabled ex-cop to help clear her. Not wanting the job at first, he eventually does begin to investigate the crime while fighting the demons and the pain of his own life. The clues are scarce, but one clue is that the man was murdered with an unusual weapon - a musket. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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An unexplained death. An agonizing secret. An irresistible desire. See more »


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Rated R for strong sexuality, violence, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Acosado por su pasado See more »

Filming Locations:

Charleston, South Carolina, USA

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Cast contains the entire band Jump Little Children, in their only onscreen credits. See more »

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Dewalt's car changes color during the movie. See more »

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PERFECTLY FAKE
Written by Eric Powell
Performed by 16 Volt from the album 'Skin'
Courtesy of Reconstriction / Cargo Records
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A man who must first learn to live with his past, tries to solve a murder.
1 August 1998 | by The BozSee all my reviews

This is not a stellar performance by Tom Berenger. This obvious low-budget movie does not make an impression. The plot seems to have many holes and the story line never really comes together. Berenger, a former cop, and now college professor is lured into finding the killer of a woman's husband and also tries to find the husband's lover. The movie's flashbacks are confusing and never make things that clear. The movie jumps around too much and it never gives the viewer a chance to get comfortable with any one character or situation. This movie falls short of expectations and is one of Berenger's saddest roles and performances. He never seems to be comfortable with his character and it seems way too obvious in this movie.


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