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Crimetime (1996)

Bobby Mahon is an actor playing a notorious serial killer on prime-time television. The show becomes a hit, which encourages the real-life murderer on whom it's based, to go on a spree to make it on screen.

Director:

George Sluizer

Writer:

Brendan Somers
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Baldwin ... Bobby Mahon
Pete Postlethwaite ... Sidney
Sadie Frost ... Val
Geraldine Chaplin ... Thelma
Karen Black ... Millicent
James Faulkner ... Crowley
Phil Davis ... Simon (as Philip Davis)
Marianne Faithfull ... Club Singer
Emma Roberts Emma Roberts ... Linda
Anne Lambton ... Madeleine
Suzanne Bertish ... Lady Macbeth
Stephanie Buttle Stephanie Buttle ... Terry
Caroline Langrishe ... Jenny Lamb
Orla Charlton Orla Charlton ... Victim
Jackie Davis Jackie Davis ... Victim
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Bobby Mahon is an actor playing a notorious serial killer on prime-time television. The show becomes a hit, which encourages the real-life murderer on whom it's based, to go on a spree to make it on screen.

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To be seen is to exist.

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crimetime - Das Auge des Verbrechens See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Stars Eastenders actor Jake Wood famous for his ginger hair See more »

Quotes

Millicent: Show them, show them.
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Connections

Referenced in Cascadeur (1998) See more »

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Failed Intent, but not too much
6 June 2005 | by karota_1334See all my reviews

OK, I agree it is not the great film it could have been, but we have to accept that the problem is not the film itself but the script. The film contains everything to be a hit: nice story, good plot and well done characters, even its soundtrack is excellent.

Some people say the problem is the lack of deep characters, but since when this art is made only with characters? most of them represent nothing but emotions, in other words, they are symbols the writer and the director use to say something...

The film is trying to establish an atmosphere of uncertainty; the big real problem is that the movie is trying to show too many different things, but it can not do so.

Watch it and then judge by yourself.


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