|RAW NERVE (director/writer: David A. Prior; screenwriter: Lawrence L. Simone; cinematographer: Andrew Parke; editor: Tony Malanowski; music: Greg Turner; cast: Glenn Ford (Captain Gavin), Traci Lords (Gina Clayton), Jan-Michael Vincent (Lt. Bruce Ellis), Randall 'Tex' Cobb (Blake Garrett), Ted Prior (Jimmy Clayton), Red West (Dave), Sandahl Bergman (Gloria Freedman), Graham Timbes (Sgt. Mancina); Runtime: 91; MPAA Rating: R; producer: Ruta K Aras; AIP; 1991 )|
final film appearance is
nothing to celebrate."
by Dennis Schwartz
Ford’s final film appearance is
nothing to celebrate. David A. Prior ("Felony"/"Zombie
Species") directs this schlock serial killer
movie that he co-writes with Lawrence L.
Simone. Nevertheless if compared with other
schlock genre films, this one doesn't seem that bad.
It was filmed in Mobile, Alabama. The director's
director brother Ted (a really bad actor) stars as
race driver Jimmy Clayton, who envisions murders. Gina
(Traci Lords, future porn star) is Jimmy's 18-year-old
hottie sister. Glenn Ford and Jan-Michael
Vincent are world-weary cops (just going through
the motions for their roles), whose city is
plagued by a series of shotgun murders. When
Jimmy tells the cops about what
he sees, he's arrested as a prime suspect. An
attractive lady reporter (Sandahl Bergman)
falls for the suspect and goes on a mission to prove
his innocence. During her investigation, she's
kidnapped by ruffian biker Blake Garrett (Randall 'Tex'
Cobb, ex-boxer), who goes down in
a shoot-out with the police. But things are unsettled
if he's the serial killer. It's finding out the
killer's identity that kept me tuned in for the
REVIEWED ON 2/11/2015 GRADE: B-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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