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The Night Stalker (2016)

TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 12 June 2016 (USA)
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An account of serial killer Richard Ramírez and his rampage in California during the mid-1980s.

Director:

Megan Griffiths

Writers:

Philip Carlo (based on the book by), Megan Griffiths (screenplay by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Richard Ramirez
Bellamy Young ... Kit
Louis Herthum ... Jed
Annalisa Cochrane ... Mary
Jennifer Lafleur ... Young Elena
Hawthorne James ... Harrison Johnson
Alice Rietveld ... Inez
Linas Phillips ... Jimmy
Austin Fryberger ... Eric
Mark Kelly ... Joe
Eddie Martinez ... Mike Ramirez
Eddie Ramos ... Ruben
Zoe McLane ... Julia
Louis Fasanaro ... Bar Regular
Evan Kishiyama ... Youko
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An account of serial killer Richard Ramírez and his rampage in California during the mid-1980s.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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MRB Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Real-life 'Night Stalker' murderer Richard Ramirez died on June 7, 2013 at age 53, still a prisoner on death row at California's San Quentin State Prison. See more »

Quotes

Richard Ramirez: Killing is killing whether done for duty, profit, or fun.
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Version of Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker (1989) See more »

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Dark story filmed in the dark
18 December 2016 | by TKBlackburnSee all my reviews

Writing & Directing sounds fun, but you control too much. You are blind to your own weaknesses without checks. This is why it takes a team to make a film.

Story is definitely dark, & the tone is appropriately dark.

However, much of the film is so dark it's not watchable. Pivotal scenes. I changed the settings on my very good TV to brighten up as much as possible. Didn't help enough. No idea what was happening in a few scenes.

Well told true story with a couple twists & turns. But there's too much dialogue in light scenes, & too much action in dark scenes.

One ominous note underscores nonstop from start to end.

Lou Diamond Phillips delivers as usual. Good performances, just a bit overshadowed by bad production decisions.


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