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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Race Darnell
... Lita
... Gloria Stevens
Olivia Birkelund ... Stephanie
... Elizabeth
... Judith Sutton
... Horton
... Brinker
... O'Dell
... Geary
... Singleton
... Parker
... Cutler
Sam Atkinson ... Morgan
Armand Reiser ... Singing Inmate
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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 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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Cartas de Um Assassino  »

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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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Performed by Mr. Dyer's Daughters
Written by Elsa J. Dyer (as Elsa Dyer), Linda J. Dyer (as Linda Dyer), Sonja L. Dyer (as Sonja Dyer),
Seth Jackson, Cathy Carlson
By Permission of MDD Music
© 1997/ASCAP
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Former death row inmate gets a new life -- and gets stalked
7 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

Patrick Swayze portrays a death row inmate that gets a new trial, when a witness testifies that he wasn't the killer of his wife several years earlier. He is re-tried and found not guilty, but this is just the beginning.

He becomes a successful writer, and one of the women that recorded a taped message would later frame him for the murders that occur on film. He is eventually stalked, a la Clint Eastwood in Play Misty For Me (1971), but in this film, he is framed and later vows to find the real killer.

The scene in the apartment near the film's end is horrifying, where a meat cleaver and a handgun are present, which makes this film like a Friday the 13th or Nightmare on Elm Street flick, and one that would view this particular scene would remember it for eternity.


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