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The Killing Time (1987)

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A murderer who assumes the identity of a new deputy is unbeknownst to the sheriff planning to pin a separate murder on him.

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Rick King
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Beau Bridges ... Sam Wayburn
Kiefer Sutherland ... The Stranger
Wayne Rogers ... Jake Winslow
Joe Don Baker ... Carl Cunningham
Camelia Kath ... Laura Winslow
Janet Carroll ... Lila Daggett
Michael Madsen ... Stu
Gracie Harrison Gracie Harrison ... Mary Ellen Knoeller
Harvey Vernon ... Dick
Shiri Appleby ... Annie Winslow
Jeb Ellis-Brown Jeb Ellis-Brown ... Brian Mars
Harriet Medin ... Nell
Richard Bolik Richard Bolik ... Coroner
Mark Barkawitz Mark Barkawitz ... Stranger's Father
Mathew Brady Mathew Brady ... Young Stranger
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Storyline

A psychopath murders a man who was on his way to a job as a deputy sheriff in a small California coastal resort town. He takes on the deputy's identity and arrives in town to start his new "job." What he doesn't know is that the recently appointed sheriff and his mistress are plotting to murder her evil husband and blame it on the new deputy. Written by Anonymous

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To commit the perfect murder, you need planning, guts, and luck. Practically nobody has luck.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Perfect Stranger See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$500,283

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$500,283
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Production Co:

Tapestry Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Kiefer Sutherland's father, Donald Sutherland, portrayed Hawkeye Pierce in the film version of "MASH," while cast mate Wayne Rogers portrayed Trapper John on the television series "M*A*S*H" See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: They'll Do it Every Time: Part One (1989) See more »

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Another director might have done a better job
18 May 2000 | by suloSee all my reviews

This one could have been better. The scenario works, the good cop not being totally good and the bad guy not entirely bad. Beau Bridges does a reliable job and Kiefer Sutherland even works to do a role out of the ordinary kiefer. However, the director ruins everything. The result is boring beyond limits. All the suspense comes from the screenplay and the final is totally flat. As a matter of fact, I have never seen a movie where screenplay and direction differ in quality as clearly as in this one.


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