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Instinct to Kill (2001)

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Escaped serial killer James Becket, who killed his own father whose expectations he never fulfilled, but now especially targets his wife Theresa 'Tess' and her family, is too good at ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
... J.T. Dillon
... Tess Beckett
... Jim Beckett
... Lance Difford
... Arlene
Deron McBee ... Des
... Old Man
... Undercover 1
... Undercover 2
Tracy Ryan ... Gina (as Tracy Voyek)
... Receiving Nurse
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Escaped serial killer James Becket, who killed his own father whose expectations he never fulfilled, but now especially targets his wife Theresa 'Tess' and her family, is too good at disguising himself and other deceit for detective Diffs task force. Only one man proves able to fight back in his league: former cop J.T. Dillon, who was already training Tess in self-defense and becomes her lover. Becket decides to find hiding place by kidnapping Diffs wife, and thus enforce a final show-down. Written by KGF Vissers

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He's on the loose... and hungry for blood.

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Rated R for pervasive brutal violence, strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Stars two people who have starred in Mortal Kombat: Mark Dacascos played Kung Lao in Mortal Kombat: Legacy, and Darrin McBee played Motaro in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. See more »

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Disappointing
6 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

WANTED: Mercenary. REQUIREMENTS: (1) Must be able to hit his targets with a handgun, or at least come close to them. (2) Must be able to maintain emotional distance with his clients, or at least be able to control them to the point that the clients do not become a liability.

Too bad. I've always liked Mark Dacascos. This film just did not do it for me. It has a lot of good merits but certain obvious things were enough to turn me off to it. I expected more from the police detective. The lack of graphic violence is good, since the story involves lots of violence. I could see the ending coming too easily.


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