DIRECTOR: Jud Taylor

STARS: David Janssen, Robert Vaughn (Clay Pigeon), Mickey Rourke (9+1/2 Weeks, Barfly), Perry King (Andy Warhols' Bad), Pepe Serna, M. Emmet Walsh (Blood Simple)

SYNOPSIS: Mickey Rourke makes his film debut as a "Son of Sam" - style killer up against newspaper man Janssen and cop King in this 2hr 15min Made-for-TV sleeper. Here's an above average film that seems to have been forgotten about. Robert Vaughn is the new owner of a struggling Los Angeles newspaper. After a serial killer, Mickey Rourke, begins his spree the story becomes a gold mine for the paper. It's also a chance at redemption for the alcoholic down-on-his-luck writer (Janssen) who is covering the story. The acting is all first rate and the story has a realistic feel to it. Janssen is reliable as always and Perry King & Pepe Serna are street credible as the investigating detectives. Last but not least, Rourke shows early signs of the star he would soon be in his portrayal of the shy, confused and angry killer. Recommended.

*For more see:
Exposure, Murder by Phone, Sergeant Matlovich, Mean Dog Blues and The Night Caller

Fullscreen / Color

Region Free NTSC dvd-R

BLACK dvd case (above image is the front cover art)

Buy "City in Fear": $20.00

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