Synopsis: F.B.I. agent Frank LaCrosse returns home to find his home has been broken into, his son is missing and Missy the babysitter is lying in a pool of her own insides. Her murder being the hallmarks of a elusive enigmatic serial killer whose slaughter spree...stretches nearly two years. Frank's desperate pursuit leads to Amarillo, Texas, where two more victims matching the killers M.O. have been found slashed to death. As Frank searches for his suspect the local Sheriff Buck Olmstead and his Deputy Nate Booker investigate the killings in-between a heated election feud, with his competition police chief Jack McGinnis. All the while drifting former doctor Lane Dixon is picked up by ex-railroad man, Bob Goodall. As a local Mechanic, Clyde 'Shorty' Callahan becomes the latest victim. Frank hopes and prays to find this sociopath before he disappears perhaps forever into the rocky mountains
Director(s): Jeb Stuart
Production: Paramount Home Video
Rotten Tomatoes:
118 min

Whoo, there.

Your folks are gonna

be home soon,

and they're gonna get me

if they see you're still up.

Ooh, hold still,

hold still.

We got to

dry you off.

There you go.

Let me get your

head in there.

Oh. Is somebody

at the door?

I don't care.

Who can it be?

Now, you play

with your train.

I'll be right back, ok?

Yeah. Hurry back.

All right.

Evening, ma'am.

Is Frank or Jean home?

No, they're not.

They'll be back real soon.

You must be Missy.

Forgive me for not

introducing myself, Missy.

I'm Tom Bellingham,

an old friend of Jean's from Denver.

I told her last week

I'd stop in and say hello.

When did you say

they'd be back?

Maybe 30 minutes.


I'm gonna miss them.

My plane leaves

in an hour.

Would you tell them

that I just dropped by

to steal a peek

at little Andy?

My wife would kill me if

I came all the way from Denver

and didn't say hello.

I'm sorry, Mr. Bellingham.

They'll be home real soon.

I understand.

Don't you worry.


"Jack McGinnis

for sheriff.

It is time for a change."

My God,

that boy can smile.

Morning, sheriff.

Coroner's been

on scene about 20, 25 minutes.

Is the sheriff there yet?

That's a 10-4.

The sheriff's here now.

All right.

I'll release a couple of units then.

Coming on

the election eve,

Amarillo residents

will certainly...

Morning, boys.

Morning, sheriff.

Morning, sir.

Thanks, Charlie.

Hey, sheriff.

Hey, Bud.

How's your daddy?

He's doing better.

I'll tell him you asked.

Tell him to stay off

that leg.





You want to tell me

about it?

Aw, ain't so bad.

Male had a severed femoral artery

in the groin area.


had her throat cut.

Both wounds, single incisions,

almost surgical cuts.

Whoever done this knew

what they were doing.

Nothing tentative about it.

I can give you more

when we get them out of here.

How are you holding up?

When have you ever known me

to worry about an election?

Never. Then again, I've never known

anybody who could beat you before.

You still don't.


Tell me about it.

This fella registered

as, uh, Bill Sutherland.

Home, Fort Worth.

Checked in alone, but paid for 2.

The owner said that he paid from a thick

wad of bills like to choke a horse.

Now, we have no money,

have no wallet.

Keys, car are gone. We're gonna

get an I.D. on the car any minute.

What about the girl?

She was a maid here

at the motel.

It's a family place.

Here it is...

Now, he's

in the bathroom.

He's finished

with Sutherland.

She knocks on the door.

There's no answer.

She comes in.

He grabs her,

cuts her,

stops the blood

with the towel,

and then carries her

into the bathroom.


Go figure.

What about

the other guy?

No, no one saw

another person.

Both beds

have been slept in.

We found hair samples

in this bed matches Sutherland's.

Now, this bed's been slept in,

but it's clean.


Is that a fact?

We will check it again.

We're pulling the 4 hours

surrounding the time of the murders.

Buck, we don't know

if he even came in here...

or who we're looking for.

Soon as you can, Nate,

bring in the waitresses.

Find out

who they know...

Regular customers first,

then work back

from there.

Your sister

gonna vote for me?

Well, she sure likes

your billboards.

Aw, jeez. McGinnis.

Hey, Jack,

how you doin'?

Looks like a bad one,


Thought I'd come by to see

if you needed any help.

Well, that's mighty nice

of you to offer, Jack.

Maybe you and your boys

can handle traffic out on the street.

A lot of people are gonna

be concerned about this one

when they hear

about it, Buck.

If this killer turns up

in my jurisdiction,

don't expect

a courtesy call.

If he's in

your jurisdiction, Jack,

he's safe

as a church-mouse.

So what about

this missing car?

red, Texas plates.

State Patrol's got

the word out on it.

Find it.

Comin' up

on our turnoff.

Sure you won't come up,

stay the night?

Thanks. Uh, I need to get a little

further up the road before dark.

Well, just don't get stuck

out here if this storm hits.

Thanks for stopping.

There's a girl

with a heart

There's a girl

with a heart

As big as the sky

Well, get in, boy.

I can't heat this car and

the whole New Mexico desert, too.

All for the love

of sunshine

All for the love

of sunshine

Always drive with my doors locked,

seat belts on.


I'm a creature

of habit.

Some collection, eh?


You should have seen

my first one.

'82 Seville.

Had my girls all lacquered on

with liquid sealer.

Man, it was a beaut.

But after a while, you know,

your tastes change,

you get tired of looking

at the same old faces and all.

When I ran out of room to put up

new ones, I had to sell her.

Man, I had a heck of a time

trying to get rid of her.

I bet.

This honey here,

this baby's

the state of the art.

Now if get tired

of one of my sugars,

I just slip her out...

toss her...

and put me up a new one.

Don't worry,

Trudy, honey.

I wasn't going to

throw you away... yet.

Yeah... hell of a lot cheaper

than buying a new car.


I'm pulling your leg.

Ain't my car.

It's a friend's.

I'm just returning it to him.

Had you going, didn't I?

Name's Goodall.

Bob Goodall.

Lane Dixon.

Where you heading,



Big place, Utah.

Salt Lake City.

Me, too. Now,

how's that for luck?

First I save you

from freezing to death,

now you got a free ride

to Mormon land.

Must be my lucky day.

Must be.

I almost didn't stop.

In the old days,

I'd never think twice

about picking up a rider.

These days, you can't be too careful

who you let in your car.

You know, if you'd just let me out

at this place we're coming up on,

that'd be great.

I don't think so.

There's another place

about 20 miles

up the road.

Look, I said

I want out here.

Sorry, friend.

This is mining country.

I can take care

of myself.

I believe you just might be

fool enough to try.

Thanks for the lift.

Hell, lettin' a bunch of naked women

scare you off. Heh heh.

How you doin'?

I'll have a beer.

Don't have beer.

Ok, uh...

I'll have whatever's

in one of those bottles.

I was hoping I might

catch a ride over to Raton.


you might be waiting here

a long time, then.

Well, I'll take a ride

anywhere in that direction.

I bet you would.

You got a problem

with something?

You say this

is the guy, Ben?

He's one of them,

all right.

My friend Ben here

was in Raton

last Friday night.

Claims you and some

of your friends jumped him.

Well, he's mistaken.

And you're

a goddamn liar.


They aren't going

in your direction.

Course right now,

I figure you'd probably

take a lift in any direction.

Look, I'm not calling your friend

or anyone else a liar.

All I'm saying is I wouldn't have

done that to anybody.

On your feet, boy!

You made a bad mistake

comin' in here.

Now, seein' that Ben can't

do this to you himself,

I'm going to teach you

a lesson.

Hey, Rick.

Do it again.

Come on!

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