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"Sometimes the only thing more dangerous than hunting down a murderer is... finding him!"
  • R
  • 1989
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 5.0  (1,075)

Night Game is a 1989 thriller film directed by Peter Masterson and starring Roy Scheider, Karen Young, and Lane Smith. The movie is set in Galveston, Texas, and follows the story of a serial killer who preys on young women during night games. Scheider plays Mike Seaver, a detective with a dark past who is assigned to investigate the murders. Seaver is haunted by the memory of his daughter's abduction and murder, which he was unable to solve, and he becomes obsessed with tracking down the killer.

The movie opens with the murder of a young woman named Jane in a secluded area of the beach. The killer is shown briefly and then disappears. The police find a dead body and begin their investigation. Mike Seaver is assigned to the case and he starts to investigate the crime scene. Later, he meets the victim's mother, Melanie (Karen Young).

As the investigation proceeds, Seaver discovers that the killer is targeting young women who are involved in a popular game called "Night Game", where teams compete to find their opponents in the dark. The killer is using the cover of the game to stalk his victims and then brutally murder them.

Seaver starts to suspect that the killer may be someone he knows, and he begins to investigate his colleagues, including his partner, Captain Finnegan (Lane Smith). Seaver becomes increasingly paranoid and becomes convinced that everyone around him is a suspect. The tension in the movie builds as Seaver goes deeper into the investigation and becomes more and more unstable.

The movie is a classic example of the thriller genre, with a tightly-wound plot and plenty of suspenseful moments. The pacing is slow at times, but it serves to build tension and create a sense of unease. The performances by the lead actors are strong, especially Roy Scheider as the troubled detective. Karen Young and Lane Smith both give fine performances as well.

The movie's setting in Galveston, Texas, adds a layer of ambiance to the film. The beach and the surrounding areas provide a perfect backdrop for the dark subject matter. The cinematography brings out the moody and foreboding atmosphere of the movie, and the score by James Horner adds to the tension.

Overall, Night Game is a solid thriller that delivers plenty of suspense and intrigue. The movie's twist ending is satisfying and unexpected. The film is rated R and contains scenes of violence and nudity. It is not for the faint of heart.

In conclusion, Night Game is a well-crafted thriller that deserves more attention than it has received. The performances by the lead actors are strong, the setting is moody and atmospheric, and the pacing is slow but effective. Fans of the genre will enjoy this classic from the late 80s.

Night Game is a 1989 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0.

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    1 hr 35 min
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    5.0  (1,075)