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Mr. Murder (1998)

A group of scientists are trying to produce the perfect soldier by cloning. The day the clone is born, Marty Stillwater, a mystery novel writer, feels that something strange is going on ... See full summary »

Director:

Dick Lowry

Writers:

Dean R. Koontz (novel) (as Dean Koontz), Stephen Tolkin (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Baldwin ... Marty Stillwater / Alfie
Julie Warner ... Paige Stillwater
Bill Smitrovich ... Lt. Lowbock
Thomas Haden Church ... Drew Oslett Jr.
James Coburn ... Drew Oslett, Sr.
Kaley Cuoco ... Charlotte Stillwater
Brittney Lee Harvey Brittney Lee Harvey ... Emily Stillwater
Don Hood ... James Stillwater
K Callan ... Alice Stillwater
Dan Lauria ... Gen. Aames
Don McManus ... Carl Clocker
Dennis Creaghan ... Gen. Greydon Lamont
Bertila Damas ... Det. Beatrice Del Rio
Richard Riehle ... John Wexel
Brandon Smith ... Sen. James Ewald
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Storyline

A group of scientists are trying to produce the perfect soldier by cloning. The day the clone is born, Marty Stillwater, a mystery novel writer, feels that something strange is going on inside his body and mind. Seven years later, Marty discovers that his double has his same physical appearance but has the personality of a murderer. Written by Rudy Rivas <rtr@webhouse.es>

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Crime | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dean Koontz's Mr. Murder See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Was originally in development as a feature film, with Bruce Willis attached to play Marty Stillwater. See more »

Goofs

Marty's keyboard loses its letters. When Alfie is trying to write at Marty's computer, the keyboard has normal markings on the keys. When Marty returns and sees the blood on the keyboard, the key caps are all blank. See more »

Quotes

Alfie Stillwater: You stole my life, I want it back... I WANT IT BACK
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Once again
8 October 2000 | by finnerssSee all my reviews

I felt compelled to write this review, although not much to my satisfaction. If you liked this movie, read the book, the book is a real piece of art. I regard myself as probably Mr. Koontz' biggest fan in Mexico. The movie, to be honest, is once again proof that his novels are real hard to put onto screen due to their amazingly crafted content. The cast, very disappointing. Stephen Baldwin is a great actor, just watch "The Usual Suspects", but the direction is to blame in this one, he just doesn't come up to the expectations of the colorful Martin Stillwater from the novel, far from it. And even more, miles away from reaching the powerful role of Alfie. The girls render a fairly good performance but obviously not helped by the director.

The scene where he reads the story is a moment to remember in the book, while in the movie it just comes out mellow and way too corny and cliched, at least some effort was made to remain truthful to the scene in the book.

It's a shame that no one has ever reached the power to render a good Koontz' story on the big (or even the small) screen. As a screenwriter one of my greatest wishes is to write an adaptation, particularly for "lightning". Don't know what else could I say, I guess the movie turned out into an international intrigue type instead of the human-dwelling experience the book is. The explanation about mistaking the blood samples is simply an insult to imagination and creativity, I am disappointed that Mr. Koontz' as Co-Producer would go with that. I am looking forward to finding a good adaptation of his novels. Phantoms wasn't that bad, but it wasn't in the same vicinity as the novel, despite the fact that he has the screenwriting credit. Hideaway, is a good movie, but doesn't reach the depth of the ending sequence in spite of all the effects. Servants of twilight, same story, face of fear, really to turn off the TV with the very first twelve minutes. I still have to watch the "Intensity" mini series.

Watch this movie, but also read the book.


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