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Malevolent (2002)

Detective Jack Lucas, a harried, self-hating, Los Angeles police detective races against the clock to clear his name when he's framed for a series of killings committed by a crafty serial killer, who targets him as his latest fall guy.

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John Terlesky
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Jack Lucas
Edoardo Ballerini ... Oliver Chadwicke
Kari Wuhrer ... Jessica Tarrant
Gwen McGee ... Carla Gifford
Carmen Argenziano ... Warren Lucas
Iva Hasperger ... Sandy
Steven Bauer ... Greg Pruitt
Rex Ryon Rex Ryon ... Joe Dexter
David Reivers ... Ray Bressler
Guy Ecker ... Al Voss
Jack McGee ... Eddie
Amye Williams Amye Williams ... Mother
Troy Byer ... Kelly (as Troy Beyer)
Mike Butters Mike Butters ... Mike
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Storyline

Detective Jack Lucas is racing to clear his name, when he's framed for a series of murders. A maverick cop under routine investigation for a job-related shooting, Jack finds himself being set up as the prime suspect in an escalating killing spree. Sliding deeper into trouble and with few clues to go on, Jack desperately teams with exotic dancer Jessica, who may hold the key to the motive behind the mystery. With time running out, he must do whatever it takes to put all the pieces together and prove his innocence before the real killer pulls off the perfect crime. Written by Anonymous

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The setup. The betrayal. Vengeance is coming.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Twist of Fate See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Stock footage used: The opening car chase are edited scenes from The Corruptor (1999), while the finale (another big car chase) was originally seen in Marked for Death (1990). See more »

Goofs

@14:41, Jack lights a smoke. He then starts his answering machine, and lights another. See more »

Connections

Edited from The Corruptor (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

The Natives are Restless
Written by Chris Simpson
Performed by Chris Simpson
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I Enjoyed The Movie.
23 July 2002 | by howdygSee all my reviews

I do not understand why more people have not seen this movie and/or have voted on it. It's a very good way to spend an hour and a half,some evening with some popcorn,a coke and your lady or gentleman. I really don't believe this film will win any awards. It has action,sex,crime and a lot of surprises. In this elderly mans opinion it was a heck of a lot better than some of the highly rated garbage they have turned out lately. Lou Diamond Phillips, Edoardo Ballerini and the rest of the supporting cast did a fine job, with an average movie. Yes, I do know what opinions are just like. No, I do not know anyone connected to this film. I'm just not sophisticated enough to tear it up, like some seem to do with many movies.I give it a 7.


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