Killer Image (1992 film)
|Directed by||David Winning|
|Produced by||David Winning
|Written by||David Winning
M. Emmet Walsh
|Music by||Stephen Foster|
|Edited by||David Winning
|Distributed by||Groundstar Entertainment
Seville Pictures (video release)
|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.
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.
- Michael Ironside as Luther Kane
- John Pyper-Ferguson as Max Oliver
- Krista Errickson as Shelley
- M. Emmet Walsh as Senator John Kane
- Paul Austin as Ric Oliver
- Chantelle Jenkins as Lori
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. 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. Chuck O’Leary on Rotten Tomatoes called it an implausible B thriller made watchable by Michael Ironside's portrayal of another clenched-jawed psycho.
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- O’Leary, Chuck. "Killer Image". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2010-01-19.