|STRANGER BY NIGHT (VIDEO) (director: Gregory H. Brown; screenwriters: Daryl Haney/Richard Filon; cinematographer: Wally Pfister; editor: Kent Smith; music: Ashley Irwin; cast: Steven Bauer (Detective Bobby Corcoran), Jennifer Rubin (Dr. Anne Richmond), William Katt (Troy Rooney), Michael Parks (Detective Larson), Ashley R. Lauren (Nicole Miller), Luca Bercovici (Stan Richmond), J. J. Johnson (Bobby's Father), Michele Greene (Lisa), Gary Lee Davis (Henry); Runtime: 96; MPAA Rating: R; producer: Andrew W. Garroni; A-Pix; 1994)|
|"A fair crime thriller."
by Dennis Schwartz
crime thriller directed by Gregory H. Brown ("Dead
Man Walking"/"Street Asylum"/"See No Evil").
It's written by Daryl Haney and
Bauer is a tough LA cop, who has a volatile temper,
frequently has alcoholic blackouts and has recurring
nightmares. The detective and his partner William
Katt are hunting down a vicious serial
killer. Because of his problematic behavior and that
he finds a human ear in his car, Bauer becomes a
suspect in the death of several hookers.
Rubin plays the self-destructive psychiatrist to
Katt gives the film's best performance as an
obnoxious womanizing cop.
low-budget film is a Basic Instinct (1992) wannabe.
It's easy to guess who the killer is and the thriller
hardly seems believable even for a Hollywood second,
but it's lively and a decent time-killer for
late-night TV watch.
REVIEWED ON 4/16/2015 GRADE: B-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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