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Rough Draft (1998)

R | | Horror, Thriller | 18 May 1998 (UK)
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A struggling freelance writer, while investigating the transvestite night life, stumbles across a serial killer in action. The two then strike up a bizarre partnership to document the ... See full summary »






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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nelson Keece
... Stefan
... Haynes
... Juliette
... Laroue
... Eric / Erica
... Lori
... Maria
... Dancer
Erica Yohn ... Mrs. Morris
... Officer Joe
Brien Blakely ... Station Cop
Jeff N. Strong ... Desk Segeant
Mario Roberts ... Tough Guy
Alexander Keith ... Bookstore Cashier (as Wendy Schumacher)


A struggling freelance writer, while investigating the transvestite night life, stumbles across a serial killer in action. The two then strike up a bizarre partnership to document the killer's motives and handiwork as a possessed detective struggling with his own personal demons tries to solve the crimes. Written by JD-2 <Badge19@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for some strong violence, and for language and a sex scene | See all certifications »




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18 May 1998 (UK)  »

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Diary of a Serial Killer  »

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Stefan's line, "Look down on me, you will see a fool. Look up at me, you will see your lord. Look straight at me, you will see yourself," is a quote from Charles Manson. See more »


Stefan: [toying on answerphone] Nelson are you there...?It's me... pick up nelson...
Nelson Keece: [apprehensive] Sefan... glad you called...
Stefan: How are you?
Nelson Keece: [puzzled] I'm good, how are u...?
Stefan: Disappointed.
Nelson Keece: Well if you feel that way why don't you come up.
Stefan: Oh come on Nelson we both know that it's you the poilce are looking for...
Nelson Keece: Hey look cut me a break Stefan...
Stefan: I was'nt the one who brought along that nastsy old gun...
Nelson Keece: i'm just learning how to do this and i want to play again...
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Nobody here seems to be trying very hard
20 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

A washed-up freelance journalist stumbles upon a serial killer in his city. When the killer finds out that a journalist knows about him, instead of killing the journalist, the killer asks to be interviewed. This premise is an interesting one, though not really original (check out the Kurt Russel movie "The Mean Season"). It could have worked again here, but the end results are pretty poor. None of the characters seem to be very interesting, even the serial killer. In fact, all the characters in the movie make some really stupid decisions when common sense would have quickly ended this story. The movie moves at a snail's pace because there's simply not enough story here. Don't get me wrong - I like a lot of low budget B movies, but this one is so poorly made that even I can't forgive its shortcomings.

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