Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker (1989)





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Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker was a made-for-TV factual drama about the elusive killer who terrorized Southern California in the summer of 1985. Richard Jordan and A. Martinez star as the two LA detectives heading up the investigation. So much time is taken up with police procedure that the Night Stalker himself is virtually a bit player in his own movie. The suspect, one Richard Ramirez (watch the film to find out who plays him), makes up for his long absences with a bravura closing scene. The film utilizes the clever (and tasteful) approach of showing the victims going about their everyday activities just before the murderer strikes, without resorting to re-enacting the murders themselves. By accident or design, Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker was telecast November 12, 1989--the very day that Richard Ramirez was sentenced to the gas chamber.
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Richard Jordan
as Frank Salerno
A Martinez
as Gil Carrillo
Julie Carmen
as Pearl Carrillo
Alan Feinstein
as Peter Morgan
Lisa Eilbacher
as Anne Clark
Gregory Cruz
as Richard Ramirez
Virginia Morris
as Female Crowd Member
Tiiu Leek
as Sherry Washington
Blas Lorenzo
as Juan Gallo
Scott Lincoln
as Bill Melton
Burr Middleton
as LAPD Rubino
Alan McRae
as Chris Peterson
Scott Utley
as Det. Johnson
Max Segar
as Sheriff Block
Tanya Russell
as Angelina De La Torre
Jenny Sullivan
as Jane Salerno
Soon-Teck Oh
as Dr. Chow
Angela Paton
as Mrs. Webster
Marisol R. Reyes
as Maria Hernandez
Gustavo Miguel Gil Pérez
as Roman Martinez
Jack Rader
as Capt. R. Grimm
Eddie Castrodad
as Joe Romero
James J. Casino
as Faustino Pinon
Ed Corbett
as Liquor Store Owner
B.J. Davis
as Police Officer
Dawn Arnemann
as Virginia Peterson
Scott Allan Campbell
as Det. Hamilton
Gerry Bamman
as Phil Thomas
Alma Beltran
as Lupe Ybarra
Richmond Hoxie
as Technician
Roger Hampton
as Det. Heller
Bill Gratton
as Sheriff Gates
James Harper
as Det. Orsini
Jake Dengel
as Jessie
Fabian Escobedo
as Octavio Ramos
Tony Genaro
as Manuel De La Torre
Eric Fleeks
as Det. Washington
Jack Gallagher
as Rip Rollins
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