DENNIS SCHWARTZ Movie Reviews

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 )

"Glenn Ford’s final film appearance is nothing to celebrate."

Reviewed by Dennis Schwartz

Glenn Ford’s final film appearance is nothing to celebrate. David A. Prior ("Felony"/"Zombie Wars"/"Mutant 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 exciting finish.

REVIEWED ON 2/11/2015       GRADE: B-

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