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Perfect Prey (1998)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 10 July 1998
A former Texas Ranger (McGillis) is recruited by a Houston police captain (Dern) to assist a homicide detective (Moffett) in the search for an elusive serial killer (David) who collects antique dolls.

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Howard McCain
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kelly McGillis ... Audrey Macleah
Bruce Dern ... Capt. Swaggert
D.W. Moffett ... Detective Jimmy Cerullo
David Keith ... Dwayne Alan Clay
Joely Fisher ... Elizabeth Crane
Richard Riehle ... Detective Bevlan
Gregg Daniel ... Detective Footman
T.J. Kennedy T.J. Kennedy ... Captain Dan Feagler (as Mike Kennedy)
Tichina Arnold ... Susie
Marklen Kennedy ... Investigator Lyons
C.C. Pulitzer C.C. Pulitzer ... Janette Leary
Nicole Forester ... Patricia Atkins
Judith Drake ... Waitress
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maree Cheatham ... Mrs. Leary
Thomas Crawford ... Deputy #2
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Forensic psychologist and ex-Texas Ranger Dr. Audrey MacLeah assists the police in the case of a serial killer who abducts women and holds them for a short time before he kills them. As the doll-obsessed killer hunts his next prey, MacLeah deals with inter-agency politics and her own tortured memories. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

When the Bough Breaks II: Perfect Prey See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Some dolls were made by Bailey Clark and Margaret Wolf, others were from their private collections. See more »

Goofs

The Texas flag in the Ranger Captain's office is upside down. See more »

Connections

Remake of When the Bough Breaks (1994) See more »

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It's not half bad
16 October 2002 | by sludgehoundSee all my reviews

As prior detailed review puts it, this is a bit of a sleeper. Admit that catching it on cable now with the ongoing serial sniper in D.C. area in mind. Well, yuck, this has a bunch of connections! White big box truck (not an Astro van but there were early D.C. reports of a while box truck). Film baddie works a circle route of victims. Snatcher not shooter. But same patterns even the film mention of God complex and increase in frequency of attacks. This baddie does key on a 'type' tho. Less random than D.C. Very creepy but yes this film does hold one's interest with the well played sense of everydayness. Good performances. Bad guy is always such a tricky role to cast and play. This one does it. Not the over the top thing of Hannibal so even more icky for real. Give this a try if comes your way and it's your thing. Helps if you enjoy CSI, Law and Order type shows. Gets a little overheated but the soul of film is intact.


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