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Rough Draft (1998)

R | | Horror, Thriller | 18 May 1998 (UK)
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A struggling freelance writer, while investigating the transvestite night life, stumbles across a serial killer in action. The two then strike up a bizarre partnership to document the ... See full summary »

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Joshua Wallace

Writer:

Jennifer Badham
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Busey ... Nelson Keece
Arnold Vosloo ... Stefan
Michael Madsen ... Haynes
Julia Campbell ... Juliette
Reno Wilson ... Laroue
David Michaels David Michaels ... Eric / Erica
Marcy Kaplan ... Lori
Patricia Skeriotis ... Maria
Jazzmun ... Dancer
Erica Yohn Erica Yohn ... Mrs. Morris
William Frankfather ... Officer Joe
Brien Blakely Brien Blakely ... Station Cop
Jeff N. Strong Jeff N. Strong ... Desk Segeant
Mario Roberts Mario Roberts ... Tough Guy
Alexander Keith Alexander Keith ... Bookstore Cashier (as Wendy Schumacher)
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Storyline

A struggling freelance writer, while investigating the transvestite night life, stumbles across a serial killer in action. The two then strike up a bizarre partnership to document the killer's motives and handiwork as a possessed detective struggling with his own personal demons tries to solve the crimes. Written by JD-2 <Badge19@hotmail.com>

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Some things are better never written... See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong violence, and for language and a sex scene | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Diary of a Serial Killer See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Color
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Stefan's line, "Look down on me, you will see a fool. Look up at me, you will see your lord. Look straight at me, you will see yourself," is a quote from Charles Manson. See more »

Quotes

Stefan: [holding a knife to Nelson's back] Who are you and why are you following me?
Nelson Keece: I'm a journalist...
Stefan: A journalist... how interesting... what do you write about?
Nelson Keece: Unusual situations...
Stefan: Well is this unusual enough for you
[punches Nelson in the stomach twice, hold knifes to his throat]
Stefan: ... now who the fuck are you?
Nelson Keece: [Nelson holds up recorder and plays tape of Stefan killing Maria]
Stefan: [smiling and remembering] You followed me...
Nelson Keece: i saw you talking to that girl in the park and i followed you...
[...]
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I saw a murder.....
6 March 1999 | by SkyMan-2See all my reviews

I have one thing to say about this movie, and that is:

I saw a murder.............THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED!!!

This line is the greatest line performed by any actor in any film ever made. I suggest renting this movie if only for this one scene. Nothing even comes close.


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