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The Midnight Man (1974)

R | | Mystery | 14 June 1974 (USA)
An ex-con, once a cop, now working as security in a college, decides to investigate the murder of one of the students, a daughter of a senator.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Lancaster ... Jim Slade
Susan Clark ... Linda Thorpe
Cameron Mitchell ... Quartz
Morgan Woodward ... Clayborne
Harris Yulin ... Casey
Robert Quarry ... Dr. Prichette
Joan Lorring ... Judy
Lawrence Dobkin ... Mason
Ed Lauter ... Leroy
Mills Watson ... Cash
Charles Tyner ... Ewing
Catherine Bach ... Natalie
Bill Lancaster Bill Lancaster ... King (as William Lancaster)
Quinn K. Redeker ... Swanson
Richard Winterstein Richard Winterstein ... Virgil
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An ex-con, once a cop, now working as security in a college, decides to investigate the murder of one of the students, a daughter of a senator.

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The Ex-con. The Hippie. The Senator. The Pervert. The Lesbian. The Professor. The Sheriff. The Sadist. One of them is a murderer. All of them make the most fascinating murder mystery in years. See more »

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Mystery

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Mitternachtsmann See more »

Filming Locations:

Anderson, South Carolina, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filming took place in and around Clemson University campus. See more »

Soundtracks

Come On Back Where You Belong
Lyrics by Morgan Ames
Music by Dave Grusin
Sung by Yvonne Elliman
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An Excellent Burt Lancaster vehicle with strong cast support.
5 May 2001 | by teuthis-2See all my reviews

I find this film a great pleasure to watch. The cast is superb, and the plot develops in a deliberate and leisurely manner; with emphasis on the characters and suspense. As always, Burt Lancaster is wonderful to watch. But then so is everyone else in this film including Burt's son, and a young Catherine Bach, in cameo roles. Midnight Man is a film to watch when you really want to settle and get involved for an evening of suspense and great acting. Its even better if someone is there to share it. Burt is an ex-homicide investigator, just paroled from prison for shooting his unfaithful wife and her lover. He is tragic in a sense, but also strong-willed. He takes a job as a night guard at a college and becomes obsessed with solving a murder that occurs there. He is pitted against resistance from local law enforcement, and some mysterious forces who throw constant dangers and obstacles in his path. But a skilled determination enables him to piece together a complex puzzle of deceit and collusion that makes for an exciting and revealing climax. I heartily recommend this classic Burt Lancaster drama!


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