Letters From a Killer (1998) - Rotten Tomatoes

Letters From a Killer (1998)





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A man struggles to resolve a potentially deadly case of mistaken identity in this thriller. Though he stubbornly insists he is innocent, Race Darnell (Patrick Swayze) is sentenced to a term in prison for the murder of his wife. While behind bars, he begins corresponding through tape-recorded "letters" with several women at once; he mistakenly sends the wrong letter to the wrong woman one day and gets a recording back in which he angrily claims she is going to kill him. Race soon has other things to think about; he's finally cleared of his wife's murder and is released from jail, only to be accused of two other killings. Race is determined to prove he's not the man to blame, and this time he has the help of the guard who used to watch over him.
R (adult situations/language)
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Sterling Entertainment


Patrick Swayze
as Race Darnell
Kim Myers
as Gloria
Olivia Birkelund
as Stephanie
Tina Lifford
as Elizabeth
Bruce McGill
as Brinker
Mark Rolston
as O'Dell
Don Stark
as Geary
Katy Selverstone
as Singleton
Michael Bowen
as Parker
Sam Atkinson
as Morgan
Rock Reiser
as Singing Inmate
Jim Staszkiel
as Lunging Inmate
Scott Lincoln
as Crying Inmate
Thomas Rosales Jr.
as Headbanging Inmate
Gary Roberts
as Prison Guard
Carey Webber
as TV Reporter
Raye Hollitt
as Reporter No.1
Lane Lenhart
as Supporter No.1
Natalia Ongaro
as Supporter No.2
Fulvio Cecere
as Angry Man
Alan Echeverria
as Marshall Prentiss
Steve Ireland
as Deejay
Jay Morran
as Detective Hudson
Katie Hagan
as Young Lita
Jon Gale
as Lita's Ex-Husband
Chris Byrne
as Lita's Father
Ron Rogge
as Sniper
Steven R. Barnett
as Head Prosecutor
M. Sharon Madison
as Jury Foreman
Roger Hewlett
as Officer
James Willett
as Officer
Robert Michael Adler
as Building Manager
Joe Hulser
as Kansas City Cop
Lucas Dudley
as Helicopter Pilot
Patrick N. O'Brien
as Country Bar Cop No.1
Frank T. Diresta
as Country Bar Cop No.2
Brad Blaisdell
as Taxi Driver
Keith Randal Duncan
as Man on Bus
Greg Travis
as State Trooper
Zane Graham
as Kid No.1
Brigitte Graham
as Kid No.2
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Critic Reviews for Letters From a Killer

All Critics (4)

Swayze is astonishingly good

March 11, 2005

...I didn't even hate this because of Swayze. Heck, I liked Black Dog!

Full Review… | July 2, 2004
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It was an ok movie but there just wasn't enough. You can tell it was a direct to dvd movie. There just wasn't enough here to keep you into the film all that much. It's interesting but not easy to pay attention to either. Maybe it was the cast or the direction but there isn't enough in this movie to make it any better then an average or ok movie.

Justin Quinn
Justin Quinn

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