The China Lake Murders (1990)

TV Movie   |  PG-13   |    |  Mystery, Thriller


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A small town sheriff (Tom Skerritt) has his suspicions in a murder case which involves a rogue cop who goes on a murder spree. Contains mild sexual situations and violence.

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  • Tom Skerritt and Michael Parks in The China Lake Murders (1990)
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  • Tom Skerritt in The China Lake Murders (1990)
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10 May 2000 | psp777
Tight direction, continuous suspense, believable with excellent photography.
This fairly low budget film makes good use of the scenery, look out for the clever photographic synchronisity; gloves being put on with wheel nuts being tightened, suggesting tools as an extension of the hand etc.

Token females in film hardly need many lines, but director Alan Metzger really works this 1990 near-surreal thriller with skill and dexterity.

Lovely bright scenes, you can almost feel the dust. Tom Skerrit and Michael Parks make a good 'opposites' blend.

Although not too many surprises, that would just spoil it, as most of the film carries itself, and you just know whats coming - but its dished up with relish.

Highly entertaining.

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Genres

Mystery | Thriller

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Release Date:

31 January 1990

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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