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If Looks Could Kill (1996)

The true story of John Hawkins, a notoriously elusive criminal profiled on John Walsh's television show 'Americas's Most Wanted'. Hawkin was a sociopathic con man and murderer, who used sex... See full summary »

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Sheldon Larry

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Peter McCabe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Sabato Jr. ... John Hawkins
Maury Chaykin ... Dr. Richard Boggs
Brad Dourif ... Gene Hanson
John Walsh ... Himself
Anne De Salvo
Erich Anderson
Sally Murphy
Alexandra Wilson
David Keith ... Det. Peter Stanford
Lee Arenberg ... Mover
Andre Rosey Brown ... Black Buddah
Todd Bryant ... Naval Officer #2
Scott Burkholder ... Ellis Greene
Amanda Carlin ... Judge
Dylan Chalfy ... Guy in Amsterdam Bar
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The true story of John Hawkins, a notoriously elusive criminal profiled on John Walsh's television show 'Americas's Most Wanted'. Hawkin was a sociopathic con man and murderer, who used sex in his scams and had the charm and good looks to do so. After a $1 million insurance settlement on a business partner's death, he disappeared, leading the California detective who pursued him on a wild chase all over the world. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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He could charm you to do just about anything. Lie. Cheat. Even Kill.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

If Looks Could Kill: The John Hawkins Story See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A few words about a genial movie artist
25 September 2006 | by Cristi_CiopronSee all my reviews

There are,anyway,some things that make this film worth watching :(1)Dourif;(2)some thrilling scenes (e.g.,the noxious Doctor and "Hanson" roasting surreptitiously their victim while he is made an ECG).Dourif's role is done with neatness.

This picaresque and educative tale about 2 rabid and greedy swindlers has its moments of suspense;I enjoyed this average,unambitious and prosaic stuff,and liked (as always,enormously) Brad Dourif's extravagant ,keen and sharp performance.He must be one of the most gifted and also conscientious,dedicated actors ever.

If Looks Could Kill (1996) is filmed journalism.

Dourif is one of the most insulted actors.Insulted by being underused,casted in so many cheap unsuccessful flicks,etc..Yes, but Dourif is undeterred;I admire his artistic robustness.I consider him an excellent landmark of professionalism,and a wasteful one.His performance in If Looks Could Kill (1996) is immensely nuanced,a masterpiece.So much ardent inventive talent,wasted on banal movies.His performances always sweep the board.His cameo in "Trauma" is so moving.(But Dourif is not alone to be treated like that;the great,trenchant Dennehy is a similar case;see him in "Silverado" (1985) --unmatched,unerring!)


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