The First Deadly Sin (1980)

The First Deadly Sin


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Based on a novel by Lawrence Sanders, Edward Delaney (Frank Sinatra) is an aging New York City detective nearing retirement who is burdened by the severe illness of his wife, Barbara (Faye Dunaway). When a axe-wielding serial killer (David Dukes) begins to throw the city into a state of panic, Delaney becomes consumed with a desire to capture the murderer. This film features Sinatra's return to the screen after a ten-year absence.

Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By: , , , , , , , ,
Written By: Steve Shagan, Mann Rubin
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On DVD: May 18, 1999


as Edward Delaney

as Barbara Delaney

as Daniel Blank

as Monica Gilbert

as Dr. Bernardi

as Christopher Langley

as Doorman

as Sgt. Fernandez

as Capt. Broughton

as Dr. Sanford Ferguson

as Delivery Man

as Officer Kendall

as Walt Ashman

as Woman on Step

as Woman on Step

as Calvin Samtell

as Boy #2 on Bus

as Ben Johnson

as Officer Curdy

as Hardware Salesman

as Sunny Jordeen

as Judge James Braggs

as Carl Lucas

as Sol Appel

as Man entering diner a...

as Albert Feinberg
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Critic Reviews for The First Deadly Sin

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Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Forgettable Sinatra vehicle, beneath the Chairman's talents.

June 8, 2006
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

A atenção com os detalhes e a preocupação com o realismo, ao lado da atuação sóbria de Sinatra, colocam o filme acima de outros exemplares do gênero (mesmo trazendo um assassino desinteressante).

May 29, 2006
Cinema em Cena

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