Widowed John Brady is the Chief of Police in small town Galesburg, Illinois, where he has lived most of his life. His only offspring, Pete Brady, is a bright high school senior. John has been in turmoil since the suspicious death of his wife Catherine years earlier, which he always believed had something to do with her boss, Dr. Le Sange, who himself died shortly after Catherine's passing. Only recently has John and Pete's home life gotten back on track with John dating Barbara Moorehead, a waitress at the local hangout, she who has known John for some time. John's life takes a turn for the worse when he has to investigate the brutal slashing murders of four townsfolk in four separate incidents. A brief eyewitness statement to one of the murders before the eyewitness herself is murdered is the only substantive evidence. However, the three other victims were the sons of long time friends of his. Those three friends have a special connection to John's past. As such, he believes if the ...
Murder, mayhem and mystery strikes fear into a quiet college town.
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Did You Know?
The license plate on the character Waldo's red Thunderbird is noticeable for a split second when he gets behind the car to get the tire out of the mud. The back of the car says "Hollywood Nights" and has an Illinois tag, N2Z 264. Two years later Risky Business was released, and Tom Cruise's license plate was also an Illinois plate N2Z 264. See more
Although the 1986 UK video version was uncut the 1993 Vipco release was cut by 26 secs by the BBFC to remove shots of Pete Brady vertically cutting his wrist with a knife, as this was classed as an imitable suicide technique. The cuts were expanded to 41 secs for the 2004 DVD release though the 2008 Optimum DVD restores around 14 secs via a different edit. See more
Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos!
Performed by Lou Christie
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