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Nightmaster (1987)

Watch the Shadows Dance (original title)
R | | Action , Drama | TV Movie
Steve Beck (Vince Martin) is a Karate instructor, Robby Mason (Tom Jennings) his prize student. Beck is using drugs to give him an edge. Guy Duncan (Craig Pearce) is Beck's drug connection ... See full summary »

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Mark Joffe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Jennings Tom Jennings ... Robby Mason
Nicole Kidman ... Amy Gabriel
Joanne Samuel ... Sonia Spane
Vince Martin Vince Martin ... Steve Beck
Craig Pearce Craig Pearce ... Guy Duncan
Doug Parkinson Doug Parkinson ... Pete 'Pearly' Gates
Jeremy Shadlow ... Simon
Alex Broun Alex Broun ... Henry (as Alexander Broun)
Laurence Clifford Laurence Clifford ... Brian Simmons
Paul Gleeson ... Peter Hastings
Mark Hennessy ... Aloysius Askew
James Lugton ... Tote 'Ali' Bent
Christopher Truswell ... 'Fingers' Hough
Terry Brady Terry Brady ... Lt. Trout
Richard Jones Richard Jones ... Gary Garter
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Storyline

Steve Beck (Vince Martin) is a Karate instructor, Robby Mason (Tom Jennings) his prize student. Beck is using drugs to give him an edge. Guy Duncan (Craig Pearce) is Beck's drug connection that threatens to expose Beck as a user then Beck kills Duncan, but Robby was witness to this. Robby confronts Beck about the killing, during the karate championship. Beck tries to kill Robby during the match and again afterward in the street. Written by Raittman

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Obsession is the deadliest weapon.

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Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia | Canada

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Nightmaster See more »

Filming Locations:

New South Wales, Australia See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Originally screened as part of a series of tele-movies called "Tomorrow's News". See more »

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Edited into Tela Class: Cu de Campeão (2008) See more »

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This movie is like a dream where nothing is quite right.
19 February 2004 | by BigHardcoreRedSee all my reviews

Have you ever had one of those dreams where you seem to know everybody around and all the places you were at, but somehow it didn't match up? For instance, you're at the Raiders game with your grandmother and a drug dealer and you're singing Christmas carols. Doesn't quite go together very well.

That is what this movie is like. I couldn't tell if the characters were at their school, martial arts gymnastics dojo or some big boiler room or if they were all the same place. At one point I got the distinct feeling that I was in the Cobra Kai dojo from the Karate Kid.

The lack of any plot, it seems, makes this movie totally uninteresting in even the slightest manner.

I do realize that this review doesn't make much sense, but that is because this movie makes no sense either. It's just hard to explain.

I did, however, watch a young Nicole Kidman pretty closely. She looked so different and yet, still just as recognizable. She definitely has "It", even at such a young age. She is the only thing that kept this movie from being unwatchable.

Even despite Kidman, I give this movie 3 stars out of 10. Not recommended at all.


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