Letters from a Killer

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Letters from a Killer
Directed by David Carson
Produced by Michael Jackman
Bertil Ohlsson
Peter Snell
Written by

John Foster, Screenwriter-in-Residence at Bournemouth Universities' media school

Nicholas Hicks-Beach
Shelley Miller
Starring Patrick Swayze
Kim Myers
Tina Lifford
Gia Carides
Elizabeth Ruscio
Olivia Birkelund
Music by Dennis McCarthy
Cinematography John A. Alonzo
Edited by Lance Luckey
Distributed by Sterling Home Entertainment
Release dates
August 21, 1998
Running time
104 min
Country United States / United Kingdom
Language English

Letters from a Killer is a 1998 American-British crime drama mystery film about a man who is falsely convicted of the murder of his wife. During his time in jail, he finds comfort from four women with whom he corresponds. After his second court appearance, he is finally freed from prison only to be framed for yet two more murders which he did not commit.

It stars Patrick Swayze as Race Darnell, a man who was convicted and framed for murdering his wife. The movie also features Gia Carides, Kim Myers, Olivia Birkelund, Tina Lifford, and Elizabeth Ruscio. It was directed by David Carson and writing by John Foster, Nicholas Hicks-Beach, and Shelley Miller.

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Letters from a Killer was originally supposed to be finished earlier than its release but filming was halted for two months due to Patrick Swayze suffering serious injuries in the lone area while he fell off his horse and hit a tree. He ended up with both legs broken and four tendons in his shoulder immediately became detached. Although it was released later, Swayze was reported to have trouble resuming his career until later.

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