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The Kill-Off (1989)

Business at The Pavilion bar is down so Pete and Rags decide that the best way to get The Pavilion off the skids is to turn it into a strip joint.

Director:

Maggie Greenwald

Writers:

Maggie Greenwald, Jim Thompson (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Loretta Gross Loretta Gross ... Luane
Andrew Lee Barrett Andrew Lee Barrett ... Bobbie Ashton
Jackson Sims Jackson Sims ... Pete Pavlov
Steve Monroe Steve Monroe ... Ralph
Cathy Haase ... Danny Lee
William Russell ... Rags
Jorja Fox ... Myra Pavlov (as Jorjan Fox)
Sean O'Sullivan Sean O'Sullivan ... The Doctor
Ellen Kelly Ellen Kelly ... Lily Williams
Ralph Graff Ralph Graff ... Henry Williams
Jim Woyt Jim Woyt ... Bar Regular
Cesar Pares Cesar Pares ... Bar Regular
Mike Towstik Mike Towstik ... Bar Regular
Bill Busto Bill Busto ... Policeman
Spencer Neyland Spencer Neyland ... Dancing Drunk
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Business at The Pavilion bar is down so Pete and Rags decide that the best way to get The Pavilion off the skids is to turn it into a strip joint.

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The Daughter. The Addict. The Gossip. The Stripper. The Murder. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1990 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Einsamkeit und Mord See more »

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Production Co:

Palace Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Forget the Grifters, This is the reel deal!
4 December 2001 | by jamesbourke50See all my reviews

Murder, Sex, Lies and Plenty of Sleaze are intertwined to reveal a variety of characters each in their own unique and twisted way infatuated by Lust, Corruption and Revenge.

I was never a big fan of The Grifters, browsing through the shelves of my local video store many years ago I saw this little beauty sitting crying out to be hired, so naturally I did the decent thing, and WOW! was I bowled over.

From the script, the pitch perfect casting and the soundtrack, this is one of those whereby when you watch, you can feel yourself become uncomfortable.

The Director Maggie Greenwald made an impressive directing debut, and brought a touch of romantic sleaze to the proceedings. Go on and try it, and then go for a ten hour shower afterwards, Jim Thompson would be proud.


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