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Making a Killing (2002)

During a steamy sexual liaison, Jake Summer's (Hywel Morgan) lover is murdered by a serial killer, leaving her husband Chad (Sean Gallagher) in big financial trouble. Jake, feeling guilty, ... See full summary »

Director:

Ryan Lee Driscoll (as Ryan L. Driscoll)

Writer:

Ryan Lee Driscoll (as Ryan L. Driscoll)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sean Gallagher ... Chad Wiley
Billy Geraghty Billy Geraghty ... Vic Travis
Hywel Morgan Hywel Morgan ... Jake Summers
Deborah Sheridan-Taylor Deborah Sheridan-Taylor ... Sarah Holdings
Milton Johns ... L.T. Harvey
Gregory Cox Gregory Cox ... D.I Rawlings
Catherine Fitzlanders ... Madie Wiley
Fahar Faizaan Fahar Faizaan ... Policeman (as Faizaan Shurai)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vivien Keene ... Olivia Velander
Barry Lee-Thomas ... Bank Manager
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During a steamy sexual liaison, Jake Summer's (Hywel Morgan) lover is murdered by a serial killer, leaving her husband Chad (Sean Gallagher) in big financial trouble. Jake, feeling guilty, offers to help Chad claim the life insurance money. But the corpse is still missing and no body means no pay out.

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How do you make a killing? You fake a murder...

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Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 2002 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Murder by Design See more »

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Color
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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Not bad for a first-timer
19 January 2013 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Making a Killing is not a perfect film by all means, though considering that it was the first film for writer and director Ryan L.Driscoll it was more or less what I was expecting. I do think that the film had too many plot twists which complicate things a bit too much, and not all of them are developed enough. The killer I also found hammy and unconvincing. However, Making a Killing is not bad at all. Sometimes there is too much of a TV movie feel in how the film looks but compared to other films made on a similar budget Making a Killing is hardly what you call cheap. The writing has some nice humour and suspense, the story is intriguing on the whole and has tension though could have been even better if there was a few less plot twists and more expansion, and the pacing is efficient. Making a Killing is directed solidly if understandably a little too safe in places, and on the most part the acting is good. So in conclusion, I recommend Making a Killing, for a first-timer it is actually pretty good though could have been even better with a little more polish. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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