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|Directed by||Ted Post|
|Written by||Joan Andre (screenplay)
John Case (story)
|Distributed by||Cine Artist Film|
Nightkill is a 1980 thriller film directed by Ted Post and starring Robert Mitchum and Jaclyn Smith. The screenplay concerns an adulteress who hatches a plot to murder her millionaire husband while her lover assumes his identity.
Unhappily married to unscrupulous Arizona businessman Wendell Atwell, the beautiful Katherine has been carrying on behind his back with Steve Fulton, his assistant. Knowing that a million dollars in cash has been stashed by Wendell in an airport locker, Steve plots behind his lover's back to poison her husband, then impersonate Wendell on a flight to Washington, D.C. to make it appear he is still alive.
Kathy is horrified as Wendell's dead body is placed inside a freezer. When a police detective, Lt. Donner, turns up asking questions, claiming Wendell never turned up in Washington for a scheduled business appointment, Kathy panics and decides to move the body. But when she opens the freezer, instead of finding Wendell's corpse inside it, she finds Steve's.
- Robert Mitchum ... Donner
- Jaclyn Smith ... Katherine Atwell
- James Franciscus ... Steve Fulton
- Mike Connors ... Wendell Atwell
- Fritz Weaver ... Herbert Childs
- Sybil Danning ... Monika Childs
- Tina Menard ... Consuela
- Belinda Mayne ... Christine
- Angus Scrimm ... Desert rat (scenes deleted)
- Michael Anderson Jr. ... Lt. Donner
- Melanie MacQueen ... Alice
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