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Profile for Murder (1996)

A female police psychiatrist develops sexual fantasies involving a patient accused of murder.


David Winning


Steve Fisher


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lance Henriksen ... Adrian Cross
Jason Nash ... Valet
Joan Severance ... Dr. Hanna Carras
Fawnia Mondey ... Diane Curtis
Jeff Wincott ... Michael Weinberg
Michael Ryan Michael Ryan ... Andy Sachs (as Ryan Michael)
Benjamin Ratner ... Tony the Coroner
Dwight McFee ... Detective Williams
Paul Wu ... Uniformed Officer
Austin Basile Austin Basile ... Kid
Michael Kopsa ... Henry Mitchell
Jonathan Palis Jonathan Palis ... Judge
Arlene Warren Arlene Warren ... Pamela Wellman
Karen Steinbach Karen Steinbach ... Erika
Andre Benjamin Andre Benjamin ... Willie the Guard


A female police psychiatrist develops sexual fantasies involving a patient accused of murder. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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The power of seduction can be deadly. See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and strong sexuality | See all certifications »






Release Date:

24 August 1996 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fifth Season See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo


Color (Alphacine)
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Definitely fits the profile
17 December 2013 | by videorama-759-859391See all my reviews

Here's a b grade, when finally acquiring it, I was not disappointed. It lived up to my expectations. Here's a good, psychological sexual thriller, where everything fall into place, where up until the end, you've been totally fooled. Adrian Cross (Henrickson) is the successful philanthropist/investment banker, (and I love the earring) who's the prime suspect in a series of brutal murders, involving beautiful young women. The killer leaves a neatly folded damp towel around as a trademark. Here's a guy who just has to roll up in his slick sports car, outside a club, and within the next thirty seconds, she's his, and he's taking the soon to be murdered beauty home. Assigned to his case is public defender, Joan Severance, who of course of falls in love with him, where she could be jeopardizing her life. The least amused is an old ex flame of Severance, a cop working the case, who really has it on for Cross, thoroughly convinced he's the killer. Or is he? Cross does push this cop's buttons in one scene, it's mutual hate on a grand scale. Really getting to know Cross, we really don't want to believe it's him, but our finger points so towards him, as in the opening, we see a quick series of shots, where we see him making him love with the victims, but also he keeps these sick intimate journals. This is a motive tight thriller that works, where up until the end, Cross has our undivided attention. An in the aftermath of the truth, Cross surfacing is still menacing. He too could be a killer, and probably is. After all, a leopard can't change his spots. A tight well constructed thriller, much more worthy of it's B grade appeal. I recommend this one to fans of this thriller genre out there.

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