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Sketch Artist (1992)

A sketch artist for the police helps a witness recall who she saw leaving the scene of a murder, and discovers that the person is his wife. Not willing to believe she was responsible, he ... See full summary »

Director:

Phedon Papamichael

Writer:

Michael Angeli
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Fahey ... Det. Jack Whitfield
Sean Young ... Rayanne Whitfield
Frank McRae ... Milon
Drew Barrymore ... Daisy
Tchéky Karyo ... Paul Korbel
James Tolkan ... Tonelli
Stacy Haiduk ... Claire
Charlotte Lewis ... Leese
Mark Boone Junior ... Sturges
Ric Young ... Jimmy
Belle Avery ... Krista
Robert Dubac ... Tommy
Colin Gilbert Colin Gilbert ... Cop
Karen Chase ... Bonnie
Phedon Papamichael ... Old Greek Man (as Phedon Papamichael Sr.)
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Storyline

A sketch artist for the police helps a witness recall who she saw leaving the scene of a murder, and discovers that the person is his wife. Not willing to believe she was responsible, he resketches the pictures so they don't look like her, and he begins his own investigation of the murder. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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A killer ... A witness ... And an artist who provides the police their only clue See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sketch Artist See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Released theatrically in Canada, Sweden and South Korea. See more »

Connections

Followed by Sketch Artist II: Hands That See (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

DER MUELLER UND DER BACH
Performed by Arn Lee Ashley
Courtesy of Capitol Production Music/Ole Georg
Written by Franz Schubert (BMI)
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needs much more intensity
1 February 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Daisy (Drew Barrymore) encounters a woman on her delivery. Sketch artist Jack Whitfield (Jeff Fahey) helps Daisy recover the woman's face who is suspected have killed Tommy Silvers. He is shocked to see the resemblance to his wife Rayanne (Sean Young). He changes the picture before handing it in to Lieutenant Tonelli. There is strain in his marriage and he wonders if she has something on the side. As his fake sketch leads to a suspect, he starts investigating on his own. He is shocked again to find out Rayanne is working for Silvers.

This needs much more intensity. The idea of a thriller centering on the police sketch artist is interesting. The movie sets it up pretty well. It needs more Barrymore as the damsel in distress. The movie falls flat as Fahey is left to his own device. The premise may be good but it's a long slow downhill slide in this non-thrilling thriller.


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