10 to Midnight

Synopsis: In Los Angeles, the rookie Detective Paul McAnn teams up with the veteran Detective Leo Kessler to investigate the murder of Betty Johnson and her boyfriend that were stabbed by a naked serial-killer in a park. Detective Kessler recognizes the victim, who lived in the same neighborhood many years ago and childhood friend of his daughter Laurie Kessler. The killer Warren Stacy goes to the funeral and overhears Betty's father telling Detective Kessler that his daughter had a diary. Warren breaks in Betty's apartment and stabs and kills her roommate Karen Smalley trying to find the diary. But Karen had already delivered the journal to Detective Kessler. Leo Kessler is sure that Warren is the serial-killer and her plants a false evidence in his apartment. However, Warren's defense lawyer presses Detective McAnn accusing him of perjury and Warren is released. Now the Warren is stalking Laurie to revenge against her father.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): J. Lee Thompson
Production: MGM
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

Was this girl raped, doc?

Theres no evidence of forcible entry.

- l could have told you that.

- On the basis of what?

lf anybody does something like this,

his knife has gotta be his penis.

Karen, wheres Betty?

lm sure shell be here soon.

l guess maybe she overslept.

You guess maybe?

Dont you live together?

Yes, but sometimes

she spends the night with a friend.

A friend. When she comes in,

l wanna see her.

- What is it, Warren?

- This is Karens typewriter.

Put it down.

Yes, maam.

Works fine now.

Just needed some cleaning.

- Thanks.

- Youre welcome.

lf l need you, lll call you.

l guess she should change

her sleeping habits.

Would you mind

your own damn business?

What do l care? She screws around

and loses her job, whats that to me?

Go away, Warren.

Who is this?

What are you saying?

Oh, no!

Oh, my God, no!

- Bettys dead.

- What happened?

No! No!

Does anyone know

what happened to her?

l spent five years as a patrol cop.

ln all that time l thought

ld learn to adjust to almost anything.

lts funny, this sort of thing,

the personal stuff,

- l suppose in time you become inured.

- Become what?

Able to face the parents

of a butchered girl.

You just dont let your feelings

become involved.

- Youre only there for the information.

- You smoke?

Not any more.

lf you were smart, youd quit too.

l know. lts a filthy habit.

Hazardous to your health,

offensive to everyone around you.

Have l left anything out?

Sometimes you talk like

you should have been a school teacher.

Thats not surprising. My father was

professor of social psychology, Berkeley.

Oh, yeah? And youre a cop?

Lieutenant, l dont think

you have a low regard for cops.

What l do think is you regard me

as a profound pain in the ass.

- Finally said something l agree with.

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