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Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer (2013)

An assistant district attorney works with a detective to catch a serial killer who uses traps to lure his victims.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Warren Dycus Warren Dycus ... Legal Assistant
Amanda Schull ... Shelby Anderson
Michael Nouri ... Galen Anderson
Coby Ryan McLaughlin ... Mike Holland
Gina Gershon ... Karen Donovan
Anne Ramsay ... Lisa Couphon
Eric Michael Roy ... Freddy Cook (as Eric Schneider)
John Kapelos ... Detective Brady
Joanna Miles ... Pat Spencer
Daniel Lench ... James Ogden
Valerie Wildman ... Beth Harrington
Lilah Richcreek ... Icarus
Carlease Burke ... Motel Manager
Enrique Almeida Enrique Almeida ... Intruder
Amrapali Ambegaokar ... Reporter 1
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Young, ace assistant DA, Shelby Cook, works with driven cop, Mike Holland, to catch Daedalus, a serial killer infamous for luring his victims to their deaths through labyrinth traps. Three innocent men have already taken the fall for Daedalus and when Daedalus strikes again, Shelby finds herself defending the latest man accused, a retired and respected judge--who also happens to be her own father. Written by Anonymous

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TV-14

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El asesino del laberinto See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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POI Productions See more »
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Color

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16:9 HD
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Towards the end of the film, when the true murderer has the heroine trapped in a garage with a running vehicle -- implicitly threatening her with death by carbon monoxide inhalation -- she could have easily stopped the SUV by taking off some garment (first to mind comes her sweatshirt), rolled it up, and stuffed it up the SUV's exhaust pipe, but she doesn't.

It is hard to tell whether this is an oversight on the script writer's part, or a mistake they intentionally ascribe to the character: On the one hand, missing this is perhaps plausible for a present-day young woman, who may presumably not be much "into" technology and cars; on the other hand, she is apparently supposed to be a rather bright and well-informed person, and the "kill the engine by stuffing something up the tailpipe" trick is such a hoary old staple of Hardy Boys and many, many other detective stories that a young ambitious district attorney ought perhaps be supposed to have read at least some of these stories when she was (even) young(er), so it's uncharacteristically stupid of her to overlook it. See more »

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Closer & Closer
Performed by Melissa R. Kaplan
Lyrics by Hanelle M. Culpepper
Music by Melissa R. Kaplan and Jeff Toyne
Produced by David Corman
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It makes Daedalus seem like a killer rather than a wing maker
27 March 2015 | by dandick-817-421349See all my reviews

I felt the movie had entertainment value, and the plot had some quirky turns keeping it interesting. Most of your Lifetime or Hallmark movies seem to be nice, relaxing, enjoyable, but not intensely great. Most of the time they are clean so you don't feel you have to plug your years or take a shower after watching them. And this movie was no exception.

The story led you to believe it was about a tall, highly intelligent, but older mass murderer whose M.O. was to kill someone while framing someone else. Somebody would be accused, found guilty, and exonerated, and the movie left you puzzling over who the killer really was, as any mystery would do.

The funny thing is that the movie gave you a dark and horrible image of the name, Daedalus and a circular labyrinth. Watching it, you might feel you were hearing about the Zodiac killer and, say, a pentagram. But in Greek mythology, Daedalus was the father of Icarus, and both were locked away in a tower until Daedalus collected the feathers that the birds would leave behind and fashioned large wings for him and his son, and the two flew away from the tower. However, Icarus flew too close to the sun and the wax on his wings melted sending him down to the sea where he drowned.

Naming a mass murderer after Daedalus seems a little goofy. But the actors seemed to work with the story line well. It is a nice movie to watch, better than many, cleaner than most, and a relatively engaging plot. If you need a relaxing evening and want to kick back and watch a movie, I'd recommend it. It should intrigue you without insulting or offending you with foul language and nudity. Though the murder at the start of the movie can be unsettling.


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