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Directed by Ted Post
Written by Joan Andre (screenplay)
John Case (story)
Starring Robert Mitchum
Jaclyn Smith
Distributed by Cine Artist Film
Release date
  • 18 December 1980 (1980-12-18)
Running time
97 min.
Country West Germany
Language English

Nightkill is a 1980 thriller film directed by Ted Post and starring Robert Mitchum and Jaclyn Smith.[1] The screenplay concerns an adulteress who hatches a plot to murder her millionaire husband while her lover assumes his identity.[2]


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.



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