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Letters from a Killer (1998)

R | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1998 (Mexico)
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A man is falsely convicted of the murder of his wife. During his time in jail, he finds comfort from four women with whom he corresponds. After his second court appearance, he is finally ... See full summary »

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David Carson

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Nicholas Hicks-Beach (screenplay), Shelley Miller (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Swayze ... Race Darnell
Gia Carides ... Lita
Kim Myers ... Gloria Stevens
Olivia Birkelund Olivia Birkelund ... Stephanie
Tina Lifford ... Elizabeth
Elizabeth Ruscio ... Judith Sutton
Roger E. Mosley ... Horton
Bruce McGill ... Brinker
Mark Rolston ... O'Dell
Don Stark ... Geary
Katy Selverstone ... Singleton
Michael Bowen ... Parker
Kevin Chamberlin ... Cutler
Sam Atkinson Sam Atkinson ... Morgan
Armand Reiser Armand Reiser ... Singing Inmate
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Storyline

A man is falsely convicted of the murder of his wife. During his time in jail, he finds comfort from four women with whom he corresponds. After his second court appearance, he is finally freed from prison, only to be framed for two more murders which he did not commit. With the help of his former prison guard, he once again sets out to clear his name. Written by J. R. Grant

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1998 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Cartas de Um Assassino See more »

Filming Locations:

Echo, Utah, USA See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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During filming on May 9, 1997, Patrick Swayze broke both legs and tore four tendons in his shoulder when his horse threw him into a tree. He said he grabbed the horse's mane and flipped himself around so that he wouldn't hit the tree with his head. See more »

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Everything Bitter Tastes Sweet
Written by Angelo Petraglia
Published by 2 Kids Music/Innerman Music/BMG Songs, Inc.
All rights administered by BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP)
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confusing script, but all falls into place
11 July 2001 | by JBoze313See all my reviews

This movie took a while to get on its feet, but when it does, it's surprisingly good. At first, you keep asking yourself, when will this movie get going...Also, Swayze's character is shady..it's hard to tell who he is. Maybe that was the point, but who knows. You want to feel for him, because he is a victim, yet at the same time, he seems to be hard and you sort of have to ask yourself...maybe he IS the killer? That doesn't last long, because we find out it can't be him...he may be a user but he's not a killer. I loved the woman who played Lita, very sexy in an unconventional way, and I'd like to see her in more films. I thought a lot of the story was flawed when it came to reason, but it didn't hinder it much overall. Entertaining thriller, good acting, I'd recommend it.


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