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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:
Gary Busey ... Nelson Keece
Arnold Vosloo ... Stefan
Michael Madsen ... Haynes
Julia Campbell ... Juliette
Reno Wilson ... Laroue
David Michaels David Michaels ... Eric / Erica
Marcy Kaplan ... Lori
Patricia Skeriotis ... Maria
Jazzmun ... Dancer
Erica Yohn Erica Yohn ... Mrs. Morris
William Frankfather ... Officer Joe
Brien Blakely Brien Blakely ... Station Cop
Jeff N. Strong Jeff N. Strong ... Desk Segeant
Mario Roberts Mario Roberts ... Tough Guy
Alexander Keith 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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Silence Of The Lambs... Seven... Now, Diary Of A Serial Killer. See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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






Release Date:

18 May 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Diary of a Serial Killer See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Did You Know?


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: [holding a knife to Nelson's back] Who are you and why are you following me?
Nelson Keece: I'm a journalist...
Stefan: A journalist... how interesting... what do you write about?
Nelson Keece: Unusual situations...
Stefan: Well is this unusual enough for you
[punches Nelson in the stomach twice, hold knifes to his throat]
Stefan: ... now who the fuck are you?
Nelson Keece: [Nelson holds up recorder and plays tape of Stefan killing Maria]
Stefan: [smiling and remembering] You followed me...
Nelson Keece: i saw you talking to that girl in the park and i followed you...
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Very much a daytime TVM
21 March 2000 | by fliksSee all my reviews

Arnold Vosloo comes accross believable in this movie as a crooning smoothe serial killer who gets off on killing women who he meets in the street by using his charm to walk them into isolated alleys where the deed is done. I'm afraid that Gary Busey is a weak act in this movie reminding me that this is a B grader and not a star studded cast. No mindblowing camera or lighting work as a matter of fact it really belongs on daytime TV. With Michael madsen playing the dodgy cop who smokes and swears a lot ( mmmmmmm thats a new role for him ) NOT. The movie is pretty predictable right through to the end scene when finally there is a small twist. My video case boasts "Independent video release of the year 1998 VSDA Award Winning" ........What??? Yeah right! I reccomend you watch it in the afternoon when you're bored and havent anything better to do like I did. Outta 10 ....about 4 and thats because Vosloo made a good effort when the odds were against him starring in a B grade movie with a B grade cast

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