Kiss or Kill (1997)



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In this psychological thriller, two young lovers take off across the desert toward Perth after their robbery scam goes awry and one of their victims accidentally dies. Their operation started out normally enough with Nikki seducing a married stranger into her hotel room where she planned to drug, then rob him with assistance from her boyfriend Al. Unfortunately, he accidentally overdoses and dies. Things take an even darker turn when the two discover the man is carrying a video tape of a nationally known athlete committing a sexual act with a child. Nikki and Al immediately take off with Zipper Doyle, the athlete in hot pursuit. Two policemen, Hummer and Crean are also searching for them. The situation grows worse when the two fugitives spend the night at a motel. The owner is kind to them, but during the night, someone came in an slashed his throat. Al thinks Nikki, who was traumatized as a child when she saw a burglar burn her mother alive, may have done it while sleepwalking. Nikki, in turn, thinks Al did the deed. When more murders happen a short while later, it only serves to increase the tension between the two.
R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Universal Pictures


Frances O'Connor
as Nikki Davis
Matt Day
as Al Fletcher
Chris Haywood
as Det. Hummer
Barry Otto
as Adler Jones
Max Cullen
as Stan
Andrew S. Gilbert
as Det. Crean
Barry Langrishe
as Zipper Doyle
Jennifer Cluff
as Bel Jones
John Clark
as Possum Harry
Don Chapman
as Lindsay Klein
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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Imagine Terrence Malick's Badlands done as black comedy, with the rural atmosphere of Psycho and dialogue rubbed against flint.

Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Really does feel original and authentically creepy.

December 31, 1999
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