Killer Image (1992 film)

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Killer Image
Killer Image cover.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by David Winning
Produced by David Winning
Bruce Harvey
Rudy Barichello
Written by David Winning
Stan Edmonds
Starring Michael Ironside
John Pyper-Ferguson
M. Emmet Walsh
Krista Errickson
Music by Stephen Foster
Cinematography Dean Bennett
Edited by David Winning
Ron Sanders
Alan Collins
Anne Ditchburn
Distributed by Groundstar Entertainment
Seville Pictures (video release)
Release date
  • 1992 (1992)
Running time
92 minutes
Country Canada
Language English
Budget $750,000 CAD (Estimated)

Killer Image is a 1992 independent Canadian suspense film directed by David Winning. It stars Michael Ironside as "Luther Kane" and John Pyper-Ferguson as "Max Oliver". The story centers on two brothers, one a powerful senator, one a ruthless killer. A photographer captures images of the politician in a compromising position and is murdered. Now his brother has discovered the film and wants vengeance.

Plot synopsis[edit]

When Max Oliver (John Pyper-Ferguson) learns his photographer brother has been killed, he suspects it was no random murder. And when he finds his brothers' last photos of a powerful senator (M. Emmet Walsh) and a prostitute, Max gets a clear picture of a deadly political cover-up. Seeking to expose his brother's killer, Max enters a murderous game of cat and mouse, stalked by a cold-blooded assassin (Michael Ironside) who has Max dead in his sights.



The film was shot in the September and October 1990 in locations in and around Calgary, Alberta. Production took 20 days. Malofilm, a distributor from Montreal, and Pierre David, in Los Angeles, were partially funding the project, along with seed-money from the Alberta government.[1][2] The film was released in Canada and the United States in 1992, being distributed by Malofilm, but did not receive a home video release until the early 1993 thru Paramount Home Video and received its US premiere as a finalist at the 1992 Houston Film Festival.


The Calgary Herald published a review in March 1992 that said David Winning’s sharp stylish exploitation movie, is a triumph of first-rate technique over less than first-rate content. No one who appreciates Winning’s talent, however, can keep from hoping he’ll aim a bit higher next time.[3] Chuck O’Leary on Rotten Tomatoes called it an implausible B thriller made watchable by Michael Ironside's portrayal of another clenched-jawed psycho.[4]


  1. ^ Haeseker, Fred (1992-03-25). "Action Thriller Major Step Forward for City Director". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2010-01-19. 
  2. ^ Hobson, Louis B. (1990-10-04). "Being Bad is Good for Actor Ironside". Calgary Sun. Retrieved 2010-01-19. 
  3. ^ Haeseker, Fred (1992-03-25). "Bad Boy Mike steals Killer Image". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2010-01-19. 
  4. ^ O’Leary, Chuck. "Killer Image". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2010-01-19. 

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