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Sketch Artist (1992)





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Sketch Artist is a made-for-cable thriller about a police sketch artist (Jeff Fahey) whose latest witness (Drew Barrymore) describes a suspect that looks exactly like his wife (Sean Young). Instead of revealing this information to the police, he suppresses the sketch while he does his own investigation. However, the police soon suspect that the artist himself might be involved in the murder.
Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Television
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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Jeff Fahey
as Det. Jack Whitfield
Sean Young
as Rayanne Whitfield
Frank McRae
as Milton
Tcheky Karyo
as Paul Korbel
James Tolkan
as Tonelliu
Stacy Haiduk
as Claire
Belle Avery
as Krista
Daryl Haney
as Kadane
Collin Bernsen
as Phillipe
Mark Boone Jr.
as Sturges
Phedon Papamichael Sr.
as Old Greek Man
Ric Young
as Jimmy
Karen Chase
as Bonnie
Cecile Krevoy
as Woman in Police Station
Norman Krevoy
as Old Man
Brad Jenkel
as Bartender
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A lame made-for-cable thriller.

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Pretty decent murder mystery that is raised above the TV quality level by a rather great cast. The characters and performances certainly save the plot from stalling as i'm sure it would without them. A far better watch than your average TV mystery and worth a watch.

Mark Nash
Mark Nash

Sketch Artist (1992) Jack Whitfield (Jeff Fahey) is a down on his luck sketch artist for the L.A. police department. He doesn't use the computer or those little transparency flippy things, but draws on paper using colored pencils while he talks with the witnesses. With the reluctant help of a courier, Daisy Drew (Drew Barrymore) who bumps into a woman before discovering a murdered fashion designer, Jack finds that he's drawing a perfect likeness of his Wife, Rayanne (Sean Young). He hides this drawing making a different one that ironically looks just like another suspect. He's further altering other evidence that can point to his Wife, but now he's resolved to try to solve the murder himself, but when Daisy is found murdered, he's finding that he's becoming more of a suspect himself. It was great seeing some actors back when they were very young. One of the detectives, Sturges is played by a very young Mark Boone Jr. as well as Frank McRae who is playing Detective Milon, Jack's only friend on the force. Another detective, Jimmy was played by the asian actor, Ric Young. Finally, Lieutenant Tonelli (James Tolkan) was a little over the top as the chief, barking out orders. This made for cable movie is a dark erotic noir drama. It has a great bluesy sound track, but it's sort of slow-moving and frankly kind of predictable. Not a total waste of your time seeing it on cable, but not really worth renting.

Rick Rudge
Rick Rudge

Not a bad sexy thriller of a police sketch artist whose rendition of a murder suspect - concocted from a description given by a briefly seen Drew Barrymore - turns out to be the spitting image of his wife.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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