Letters from a Killer

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Letters from a Killer
Letters from a Killer.jpg
Directed by David Carson
Produced by Bertil Ohlsson
Peter Snell
Screenplay by Nicholas Hicks-Beach
Shelley Miller
Story by John Foster
Starring Patrick Swayze
Kim Myers
Tina Lifford
Gia Carides
Olivia Birkelund
Music by Dennis McCarthy
Cinematography John A. Alonzo
Edited by Lance Luckey
Distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment
Release date
August 21, 1998
Running time
104 min
Country United States
United Kingdom
Language English

Letters from a Killer is a 1998 British-American crime drama mystery film starring Patrick Swayze as 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.

The movie is directed by David Carson, and also stars Gia Carides, Kim Myers, Olivia Birkelund, and Tina Lifford. It was directed by David Carson and writing by John Foster, Nicholas Hicks-Beach, and Shelley Miller.

Filming locations

Halting of filming

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 when 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 later released, Swayze was reported to have trouble resuming his career until later.

External links

  • Letters from a Killer on IMDb
  • Letters from a Killer at AllMovie


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