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Traces of Red (1992)




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Jack Dobson (James Belushi) is lying down, bleeding and dead, in a deserted clearing in the woods: "Yeah, that's me. No wife, no kid. Just one 9-millimeter bullet lodged in my chest." The voice from the corpse then introduces the audience to the area of his demise --Palm Beach, a town where everyone "leads three lives: public, private, and secret." Dobson is a homicide detective in Palm Beach who takes advantage of his position to bed a variety of women, while his brother Michael (William Russ) prepares to run for public office. One of Dobson's lovers is imported New Yorker Ellen (Lorraine Bracco). She sees Dobson leave a parking lot with a waitress and before long the waitress turns up dead. Dobson investigates the murder and determines that a serial killer is on the loose. When more women turn up dead with connections to Dobson, the finger of guilt points not only to Jack but also to his partner Steve (Tony Goldwyn), Steve's wife Beth (Faye Grant), and even his respectable senatorial candidate brother.more
Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Jim Piddock
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 4, 2002
HBO Video


James Belushi
as Jack Dobson
Lorraine Bracco
as Ellen Schofield
William Russ
as Michael
Joe Lisi
as Lt. Hooks
Jim Piddock
as Mr. Martyn
Daniel Tucker Kamin
as Prosecutor Dan Ayaro...
Harriet Grinnell
as Louis Dobson
Dan Kamin
as Prosecutor Dan Ayaro...
Lindsey Jayde Sapp
as Nancy Frayn
Joseph C. Hess
as Minnesota
Will Knickerbocker
as Tommy Hawkins
Julian Byrd
as Squeeze Club Bartend...
Billy Garrigues
as Phillip Norris
Lori Creevay
as Ellen's Receptionist
Michael George Owens
as Key West Priest
Tom Amick
as Wurtz's Friend
Rex Benson
as Hotel Manager
John T. Howe
as Funeral Priest
Gerald Beebe
as Angry Diner
Robert Farrell
as Detective
Artie Malesci
as Stevie B's Patron
Junior Biggs
as Snakepit Bartender
Gregory L. Richter
as Honor Guard Leader
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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | November 11, 1992
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
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