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Perfect Prey (1998)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 10 July 1998
A former Texas Ranger (McGillis) is recruited by a Houston police captain (Dern) to assist a homicide detective (Moffett) in the search for an elusive serial killer (David) who collects antique dolls.


Howard McCain


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Credited cast:
Kelly McGillis ... Audrey Macleah
Bruce Dern ... Capt. Swaggert
D.W. Moffett ... Detective Jimmy Cerullo
David Keith ... Dwayne Alan Clay
Joely Fisher ... Elizabeth Crane
Richard Riehle ... Detective Bevlan
Gregg Daniel ... Detective Footman
T.J. Kennedy T.J. Kennedy ... Captain Dan Feagler (as Mike Kennedy)
Tichina Arnold ... Susie
Marklen Kennedy ... Investigator Lyons
C.C. Pulitzer C.C. Pulitzer ... Janette Leary
Nicole Forester ... Patricia Atkins
Judith Drake ... Waitress
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maree Cheatham ... Mrs. Leary
Thomas Crawford ... Deputy #2


Forensic psychologist and ex-Texas Ranger Dr. Audrey MacLeah assists the police in the case of a serial killer who abducts women and holds them for a short time before he kills them. As the doll-obsessed killer hunts his next prey, MacLeah deals with inter-agency politics and her own tortured memories. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

10 July 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

When the Bough Breaks II: Perfect Prey See more »

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Some dolls were made by Bailey Clark and Margaret Wolf, others were from their private collections. See more »


The Texas flag in the Ranger Captain's office is upside down. See more »


Remake of When the Bough Breaks (1994) See more »

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I kinda liked it!
20 December 2000 | by onceasalwaysSee all my reviews

Not sure why this movie got such mediocre ratings - it was well acted, well written, and well casted - - and most importantly, suspenseful!

It's downfall is only that it is totally reminiscent of Silence of the Lambs.. If you liked Silence, you'll probably like this movie too.

It had everything from the serial killer on the loose to the interview with the psychopathic killer in jail (sniffing the air, even!).. But, I loved Silence - and though I didn't realize the similarities until the end, this held my attention up until the last suspenseful minute.

Well worth my two hours! Bruce Dern and Kelly McGillis stood out in their roles - good casting.. good movie..

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