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A Killer Upstairs
A Killer Upstairs
Actors: Tracy Nelson, Christopher Jacot, Bruce Boxleitner, Linden Ashby, Barry Flatman
Director: Douglas Jackson
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2005     1hr 35min

When a former high profile model and the wife of a wealthy businesswoman is murdered, all evidence points to high school senior Michael Nowlin (Christopher Jacot). Michael's overprotective mother (Tracy Nelson) decides to ...  more »


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Actors: Tracy Nelson, Christopher Jacot, Bruce Boxleitner, Linden Ashby, Barry Flatman
Director: Douglas Jackson
Creators: Josée Bernard, Louis A. Massicotte, Neil Bregman, Pierre David, Stefan Wodoslawsky, Christine Conradt, Ken Sanders
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 11/01/2005
Original Release Date: 05/16/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 05/16/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

An okay flick if you catch it on TV, but...
biped | Kilgore, TX United States | 10/06/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

"If you're looking for a creepy horror flick about a woman who is terrorized by a killer in her house, like the title and the cover art of this DVD suggest, look elsewhere. This made-for-TV thriller, filmed for the "Lifetime" channel and Canadian cable-TV, is a hybrid of the murder/suspense and "woman-in-jeopardy" genres, and a pretty standard one at that. It's about a woman (Tracy Nelson) whose troubled teenage son is charged with a murder he didn't commit -- he apparently killed the married woman who was having an affair with him -- and since it appears to be such an open-and-shut case, with all evidence pointing squarely at her son, she must investigate the case herself and find the real killer at great risk of her own life.

This is the sort of movie that you might find yourself watching if it comes on the TV and you don't feel like mustering the energy to lift the remote control. It's good enough to hold your interest if you're in the right mood, but nothing worth seeking out or adding to your DVD collection. The actual killer is revealed about halfway through the movie, but if you don't figure out who is really behind the murder the instant this character walks onscreen, well..."