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Instinct to Kill (2001)

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Escaped serial killer James Becket, who killed his own father whose expectations he never fulfilled, but now especially targets his wife Theresa 'Tess' and her family, is too good at ... See full summary »

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Gustavo Graef Marino (as Gustavo Graef-Marino)

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Randall Frakes, Lisa Gardner (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mark Dacascos ... J.T. Dillon
Missy Crider ... Tess Beckett
Tim Abell ... Jim Beckett
Kadeem Hardison ... Lance Difford
Jill Jacobson ... Arlene
Deron McBee Deron McBee ... Des
James Greene ... Old Man
Michael J. Sarna ... Undercover 1
Michael Patrick McGill ... Undercover 2
Tracy Ryan Tracy Ryan ... Gina (as Tracy Voyek)
Maeve Quinlan ... Receiving Nurse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edrickcan LaQuan ... Supporting
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Storyline

Escaped serial killer James Becket, who killed his own father whose expectations he never fulfilled, but now especially targets his wife Theresa 'Tess' and her family, is too good at disguising himself and other deceit for detective Diffs task force. Only one man proves able to fight back in his league: former cop J.T. Dillon, who was already training Tess in self-defense and becomes her lover. Becket decides to find hiding place by kidnapping Diffs wife, and thus enforce a final show-down. Written by KGF Vissers

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He's on the loose... and hungry for blood.

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive brutal violence, strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Perfect Husband See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Color
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Stars two people who have starred in Mortal Kombat: Mark Dacascos played Kung Lao in Mortal Kombat: Legacy, and Darrin McBee played Motaro in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. See more »

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The filmmakers' instinct should have been to kill this project!
20 April 2013 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

Where to start with this movie? How about with the DVD packaging. The back of the box claims the movie is from the director of "Commando" and "Firestarter". Well, that's technically true, but the individual in question (Mark L. Lester) just PRODUCED this movie, not actually directing it. The packaging also puts Mark Dacasco up front and center with a gun, suggesting (along with the title) that this movie is filled with action. While there are some action sequences, there aren't as many as you'd think. The story actually concerns Dacasco helping a woman fend off her psychotic ex-husband, and Dacasco's character isn't as prominent in the movie as you may imagine. But there are a lot more problems than the ones I just described. This is a really low budget movie, which results in shoddy cinematography, sometimes poorly recorded audio, and some real cheesy production values. But even a higher budget would have still resulted in a screenplay which has some really laughable plot turns and actions by the characters. If there had been some more, I might have recommended this movie as an unintentional comedy, but as it is, kill any thought of watching it. By the way, if you are thinking of renting the movie because it reunites the two stars of the cult hit "Drive", know that Kadeem Hardison doesn't have that much screen time and only shares two brief scenes with Dacascos.


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