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A burnt out detective follows the trail of a serial killer who sends him messages about the murders.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Penn ... FBI Agent Jason Enola
Jennifer Dale ... Dr. Alyce Robertson
Michael Madsen ... FBI Agent Brad Abraham
Chad McQueen ... William Frost
Terri Hawkes ... Rachel Quinn / Alone
Catherine Blythe Catherine Blythe ... Gail Morgan
Kenneth McGregor Kenneth McGregor ... Jerry Saracen
Thea Gill ... Eileen Gibbs
Shawn Doyle ... Chuck Switzer
Audrey Lupke ... Molly Darrow
Elizabeth Smith Elizabeth Smith ... Little Girl #1
Amanda-Lynn Smith Amanda-Lynn Smith ... Little Girl #2
Andrea McCabe Andrea McCabe ... Cynthia Scott
C.J. Lusby ... Rialla Frost (as C.J. Fidler)
George Carter George Carter ... Therapist
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Jason Enola is an obsessive FBI agent who is almost losing his mind after ten years on the tail of an elusive serial killer whose hallmark is the "paper trail" of notes left along with the victims. Brad Abraham is the agent buddy who is watching Enola's back. As the film begins, a new wave of killings start after four years of silence, and the psychiatrist Dr. Alyce Robertson becomes involved when she starts receiving telephone calls from the killer. Written by Alexander Staubo <redhand@mop.no>

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Two cops, twelve murders... No suspect!


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Rated R for violence including some disturbing images, a strong sex scene and language | See all certifications »
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Chris Penn's character is called Jason Enola in Papertrail (1998). Enola is the same name of the little girl played by Tina Marjorino in Waterworld (1995), which starred Kevin Costner. Papertrail's Michael Madsen co-starred with Costner in Wyatt Earp (1994). See more »

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24 February 2003 | by fuzaborskySee all my reviews

Horrible acting, horrible writing, ridiculous story. I like Penn and Madsen and thought this may be good. Boy was I wrong. Like the earlier reviewer asked. Why was Madsen in this movie?? He did drift in and out and added absolutely nothing to the story and he did in fact disappear before the conclusion. Weird. I did get a laugh from how bad some of the writing was. Just listening to some of the lines being read was hilarious.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trail of a Serial Killer See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Dolby Digital

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Color
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