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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 more »

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Race Darnell
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Lita
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Gloria Stevens
Olivia Birkelund ...
Stephanie
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Elizabeth
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Judith Sutton
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Horton
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Brinker
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O'Dell
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Geary
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Singleton
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Parker
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Cutler
Sam Atkinson ...
Morgan
Armand Reiser ...
Singing Inmate
James Staszkiel ...
Lunging Inmate (as Jim Staszkiel)
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Crying Inmate
Robert 'Duckie' Carpenter ...
Teen Inmate (as Robert 'Ducky' Carpenter)
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Headbanging Inmate
Gary Roberts ...
Prison Guard
Charles Hutchins ...
Judge
Carey Webber ...
T.V. Reporter
Raye Hollitt ...
Reporter #1
Lane Lenhart ...
Supporter #1
Natalia Ongaro ...
Supporter #2
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Angry Man
Thom Vernon ...
Ed
Alan Echeverria ...
Marshall Prentise
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Deejay
Jay Morran ...
Detective Hudson (as Jay Moran)
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Kansas City Cop
Patrick N. O'Brien ...
Country Bar Cop #1
Frank T. DiResta ...
Country Bar Cop #2
Lucas Dudley ...
Helicopter Pilot
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State Trooper
Randal Keith ...
Man on Bus
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Taxi Driver
Katie Hagan ...
Young Lita
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Lita's Ex-Husband
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Lita's Dad
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Building Manager
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Officer
James Willett ...
Officer
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Sniper (as Ron Rogge)
Steven R. Barnett ...
Lead Prosecutor
Thomas J. Hamilton ...
The Witness
Michael G. Wilkinson ...
DNA Expert
M. Sharon Madigan ...
Jury Foreman
Zane Graham ...
Kid #1
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Kid #2
Linda J. Dyer ...
Country Bar Band
Sonja L. Dyer ...
Country Bar Band
Elsa J. Dyer ...
Country Bar Band
James H. Hall ...
Country Bar Band
Kurt Fries ...
Country Bar Band
Dan A. Hughart ...
Country Bar Band
Howard Yearwood ...
Country Bar Band
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Letters From a Killer ...
Country Bar Bartender
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Inmate
Tj Norris ...
Protester
Chad Borden ...
(uncredited)
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Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Utah State Trooper #1 (uncredited)
Eva Ford ...
Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Flower Shop Owner (uncredited)
Michael Haddad ...
Cab Driver (uncredited)
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Bus Driver (uncredited)
John Lizzi ...
Detective at Crime Scene (uncredited)
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Country Bar Waitress (uncredited)
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Woman in Crowd (uncredited)
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Casino Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)
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FBI Agent (uncredited)
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Marksman (uncredited)
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Driver (uncredited)

Directed by

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David Carson

Written by

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Nicholas Hicks-Beach ... (screenplay) &
Shelley Miller ... (screenplay)
 
John Foster ... (story)

Produced by

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Nicholas Hicks-Beach ... executive producer
Marty Hornstein ... line producer (as Martin Hornstein)
Michael Jackman ... associate producer (as Michael A. Jackman)
Shelley Miller ... executive producer
Bertil Ohlsson ... producer
Peter Snell ... producer

Music by

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Dennis McCarthy

Cinematography by

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John A. Alonzo ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Lance Luckey

Editorial Department

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John R. Grant ... post-production coordinator
Todd Harris ... apprentice editor
Travis Harrison ... assistant editor (as Travis Rendich)
Sean Hubbert ... additional editor
Daniel Kupresan ... apprentice editor (as Danny Kupresan)
Angie Luckey ... assistant editor (as Angela Luckey)
Patrick Magee ... additional editor (as Patrick W. Magee)
Dennis McNeill ... color timer
Steve New ... negative cutter (as Steven New)

Casting By

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Karen Rea

Production Design by

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Stephen J. Lineweaver

Art Direction by

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Clayton Hartley ... (as Clayton R. Hartley)

Set Decoration by

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Marvin March

Costume Design by

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Lyn Paolo

Makeup Department

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Paul Abascal ... hair stylist: Mr. Swayze
Janice Alexander ... key hair stylist (as Jan Alexander)
Wade Daily ... assistant makeup artist (as Wade Daly)
Matt Danon ... hair stylist
Scott H. Eddo ... makeup artist: Patrick Swayze (as Scott Eddo)
Michael Mills ... key makeup artist
Elaine L. Offers ... assistant makeup artist (as Elaine Offers)
Cheri Ruff ... hair stylist
Dione Taylor ... key hair stylist
Derik Wingo ... special makeup effects artist

Production Management

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Marty Hornstein ... unit production manager (as Martin Hornstein)
Cindy M. Ichikawa ... production supervisor
Michael Jackman ... post-production supervisor (as Michael A. Jackman)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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J. Stephen Buck ... first assistant director (as Stephen Buck)
Albert Cho ... first assistant director: second unit
Bud Davis ... second unit director
Susan E. Fiore ... second assistant director (as Susan Fiore)
Venita Ozols-Graham ... first assistant director
Kristina M. Peterson ... second second assistant director (as Kristina Peterson)
David K. Riebel ... second second assistant director (as David Riebel)
David Ticotin ... second assistant director (as David A. Ticotin)

Art Department

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Henry Alberti ... set designer
Daril Alder ... lead person
Dawn Ascher-Trevino ... art department coordinator (as Dawn Ascher)
Todd Bennett ... plaster foreman
James Buckley ... assistant property master (as Jamie Buckley)
Laurence Castello ... set paint foreman (as Larry Castello)
Rich Chirco ... set dresser
Larry Guy Clause ... general foreman (as Larry Clause)
Donna Cline ... storyboard artist
Denis Cordova ... propmaker gang boss
John R. Elliott ... construction coordinator (as John Elliot)
Geno Ghiselli ... set dresser
Tim Gomes ... paint foreman
Erik Grasteit ... property master
Alex Hillkurtz ... storyboard artist (as Alex J. Hill)
Michael P. Hunter ... set dresser (as Michael Hunter)
Don Kaeding ... set dresser (as Don Keading)
Charles 'Chuck' Lungren ... standby painter (as Chuck Lungren)
Greg Lynch ... set dresser
Mike Medina ... labor foreman
Michael Mikita ... standby painter
Janet Pett Davies ... art production assistant
Wendy Riva ... assistant art director
Eric W. Senate ... propmaker foreman (as Eric Senate)
Richard D. Wright ... set dresser (as Richard Wright)
John Zemansky ... property master

Sound Department

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Jimmy 'Coach' Armstrong ... cable person
George Berndt ... adr supervisor
Andrew Bock ... sound assistant
Joseph F. Brennan ... boom operator (as Joe Brennan)
Thomas Causey ... sound mixer
Chris David ... re-recording mixer
Robert Deschaine ... adr mixer
Robin Harlan ... foley artist
Allen Hartz ... dialogue editor (as Alan Hartz)
Richard Kite ... utility sound
Karen Minahan ... sound assistant
Sarah Monat ... foley artist
Mark Pappas ... foley supervisor
Rodger Pardee ... sound effects editor
Jeffrey Perkins ... supervising re-recording mixer
Randy Singer ... foley mixer (as Randy K. Singer)
Hamilton Sterling ... supervising sound editor
John Joseph Thomas ... sound effects editor
Hugo Weng ... dialogue editor
Chris Main ... cable person (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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David Dion ... special effects foreman
Dennis Dion ... special effects coordinator
Christopher McCann ... special effects foreman (as Chris McGann)
Mike Phillips ... special effects makeup
Russell Thornton ... special effects assistant

Visual Effects by

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Bill Hansard ... projection effects: H.E.I. (as Billy Hansard)
Adam Howard ... visual effects supervisor: POP Film

Stunts

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Jennifer Badger ... stunt player (as Jennifer S. Badger)
Steve Blalock ... stunt player
Diane Branagan ... stunt player
Ritchie Copenhaver ... stunt player (as Robert Ritchie Copenhaver)
Bud Davis ... stunt coordinator
Dennis Dion ... stunt player
Scott Doyle ... stunt player
Jared S. Eddo ... stunt player
Kristi Frankenheimer ... stunt player
Randy Gagne ... stunt player
Al Goto ... stunt player
Kevin Grevioux ... stunt player
Randy Hall ... stunt player
Gene Hartline ... stunt player
Michael Haynes ... stunt player
Kim Robert Koscki ... stunt player
Hannah Kozak ... stunt player
Cheryl Lawson ... stunt player
Fred Lerner ... stunt player
Diana R. Lupo ... stunt player (as Diana Rene Lupo)
Cliff McLaughlin ... stunt player
Jim Palmer ... stunt player (as James Stewart Palmer)
Dan Plum ... stunt player
Gary Price ... stunt player (as Gary Knight Price)
Danny Rogers ... stunt player (as Dan Rogers)
Lynn Salvatori ... stunt player
Felipe Savahge ... stunt player
Ben Scott ... stunt player
Dennis Scott ... stunt player (as Dennis Ray Scott)
Lincoln Simonds ... stunt player
Erik Stabenau ... stunt player (as Erik F. Stabenau)
Jill Stokesberry ... stunt player
Don Swayze ... stunt player
Keith Woulard ... stunt player
Austin B. Church ... stunts (uncredited)
Jeannie Grelier Church ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Gary A. Beaird ... key grip (as Gary Beaird)
Mike Booth ... electrician
Mike Brooker ... grip
Greg Cantrell ... rigging lighting technician
Jesse Chavez ... dolly grip
Richard Clark ... 24 frame playback operator
Sean Patrick Crowell ... rigging key grip (as Sean P. Crowell)
Pat Dames ... grip best boy
Herbert Davis ... camera operator: "a" camera (as Herb Davis) / director of photography: second unit (as Herb Davis)
James Etheridge ... camera operator: "a" camera (as Jim Etheridge) / director of photography: second unit (as Jim Etheridge)
Mark Figueroa ... first assistant camera
Megan Forste ... second assistant camera
Jeffrey Greeley ... first assistant camera (as Jeff Greeley)
Alex Haapaniemi ... second assistant camera
Joe Hanes ... set lighting
Jerry D. Knight ... assistant chief lighting technician (as Jerry Knight)
Christopher J. Lama ... assistant rigging lighting technician (as Chris Lama)
Tom Lamont ... grip
Jim MacDonald ... grip
Elliott Marks ... still photographer (as Elliott S. Marks)
Stan McClain ... aerial director of photography
Richard B. McCormick ... dolly grip (as Richard McCormick)
Rexford L. Metz ... aerial director of photography (as Rex Metz)
Bob Myers ... grip
Reginald Powell ... set lighting (as Reggie Powell)
Bradford Ralston ... video assist operator (as Brad Ralston)
Joshua Reno ... grip (as Joshua T. Reno)
Jonathon E. Salzman ... set lighting (as Jon Salzman)
Paul Santos ... set lighting
Todd Slyapich ... first assistant camera (as Todd Slypich)
Gregory W. Smith ... camera operator: "b" camera (as Greg Smith) / steadicam operator (as Greg Smith)
James Sobiegraj ... set lighting
Stuart A. Spohn ... chief lighting technician (as Stuart Spohn)
Jim Thorpe ... set lighting
Wayne Tidwell ... video assist operator
Wayne Viespi ... rigging key grip
Dave Walker ... rigging grip best boy
Glenn Fishel ... grip (uncredited)
Richard Foreman Jr. ... additional still photographer (uncredited)
Andrew Osborne ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Jorge Sánchez ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Susan Maas ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lisa Eisler ... costumer
Christine Heinz ... key set costumer
Nicholas Heinz ... set costumer
Thomas E. Mastrolia ... set costumer (as Tom Mastrolia)
Radford Polinsky ... set costumer
Cheryl Scarano ... costume supervisor
Steven Zimbelman ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Dennis Curren ... location manager: New Orleans
Linda Emmons-Cunningham ... location liaison: Sacramento
Louis Farah ... location medic
George Larson ... location manager
Alex Reid ... assistant location manager
Jim Selzer ... assistant location manager (as James Selzer)

Music Department

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Jim Cox ... musician
George Doering ... musician
Ralph Humphrey ... musician
Mark Kilian ... music editor
Tim May ... musician
Dennis McCarthy ... conductor
Tom Ranier ... musician
John Rosenberg ... music contractor
Blaine Tringham ... music copyist
Ken Wild ... musician
Rick Winquest ... music scoring mixer

Transportation Department

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Todd Adair ... driver
Chris Arnold ... driver
Paul Avicola ... driver
Bob Bailey ... driver
Gary Claridge ... driver
Scott Doyle ... driver
Dennis Folven ... driver
Thomas Garris ... driver (as Tom Garris Jr.)
Fulton 'Greg' Gilson ... transportation captain (as Greg Gilson)
Jack Hess ... driver
Bruce Holland ... driver
Jim Kojaku ... driver
Ralph Landolfi ... driver
Kenny Lee ... driver
Bill Liversage ... driver (as William Liversage)
Marvin Masterson ... driver
Dean Meyer ... driver
Kenneth Newland ... transportation coordinator
Steven Nickle ... driver (as Steve Nickle)
Sonny Pasqua ... driver
Theresa M. Roehner ... driver (as Theresa Roehner)
Danny Routhicaux ... driver (as Danny Routhieaux)
Jerry Shore Jr. ... driver (as Jerry Shore)
Sean Swayze ... driver
Jay Thompson ... driver
Frank Whiteley ... driver
Paul Youds ... driver
Hedy Phil Balani ... production driver (uncredited)
Maryalyce Sager ... transportation (uncredited)
Dean Winton ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Michael Alvarado ... production assistant
Samuel F. Arroyo ... craft service (as Sam 'I Am' Arroyo)
Paula Barrett-Barbier ... script supervisor (as Paula Barrett)
Kevin Beard ... production assistant
Howard Behar ... legal (as Howard D. Behar)
Anne M. Bianco ... body double: Olivia Birkelund
Diane Branagan ... horse trainer
John Brimley ... animal wrangler: Utah
Terri L. Burns ... office production assistant: Sacramento and Woodland
Anita Cahill ... assistant: Mr. Carson
Kevin A. Canamar ... on-set medic
Christopher Cilluffo ... production assistant
Ron Davis ... assistant accountant
Carlos De La Torre ... production assistant
Helen de Vivien ... production assistant
Nora L. Ferris ... insurance broker
Charlie French ... medic: New Orleans
John R. Grant ... assistant: Mr. Snell & Mr. Ohlsson
Gabriela Gutentag ... unit publicist
Craig Hosking ... helicopter pilot
Rosemary Hygate ... assistant: Mr. Swayze (as Rosi Hygate)
Kevin Jackson ... production assistant
David B. Leener ... product placement (as David Leener)
Mark R. Leins ... technician: Tyler Mount
Mark A. Mancinelli ... plaster leading hand
Elizabeth Maxwell ... caterer
Michael Maxwell ... caterer
Robert Mazaraki ... assistant production coordinator
Jim McCarthy ... production accountant (as James McCarthy)
Douglas W. McHenry ... post-production accountant
Bruce Nahin ... film commissioner
Richard Nelson ... technical advisor: prison
Morrie Nierenberg ... assistant accountant (as Morris Nierenberg)
Michael Perronne ... production assistant
Janet Pett Davies ... production assistant
Jennifer Reiss ... key set production assistant
Paul 'Sled' Reynolds ... animal wrangler (as Sled Reynolds)
Bill Rodenbaugh ... assistant accountant (as William Rodenbaugh)
Albert G. Ruben ... insurance: AON
Sheri Sabbag ... assistant accountant
Debbie Schwab ... production coordinator
Todd Spears ... assistant accountant
Rick S. Sulier ... assistant accountant (as Rick Sulier)
Patsy Swayze ... choreographer
Christopher Tricarico ... legal
Dana Kristen Vahle ... helicopter pilot (as Dirk Vahle)
Wayne Witherspoon ... key set production assistant
Kurt Woolner ... completion bond: Film Finances
Susan Yount ... forensic technical advisor
Jo Haskin ... stand-in (uncredited)
Michael C. Lund ... production assistant: preparation (uncredited)
Scott Remick ... production assistant: preparation (uncredited)
Dan Rudert ... helicopter pilot (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines Don't Open The Mail. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Voice Letter (Japan, English title)
  • Lettres à un tueur (France)
  • Post vom Tod (Germany)
  • Letters from a Killer - Das Mörderspiel (Germany)
  • Cartas de un asesino (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 104 min
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Trivia 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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