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The Mean Season (1985)

R
103 min | Crime, Thriller

Malcolm Anderson is a reporter for a Miami newspaper. He's had enough of reporting the local murders and so promises his school teacher girlfriend (Christine), they'll move away soon. Before Malcolm can hand in his notice, the murderer ...See moreMalcolm Anderson is a reporter for a Miami newspaper. He's had enough of reporting the local murders and so promises his school teacher girlfriend (Christine), they'll move away soon. Before Malcolm can hand in his notice, the murderer from his latest article phones him. The murderer tells Malcolm that he's going to kill again. The phone calls and murders continue, soon Malcolm finds that he's not just reporting the story, he is the story. Written by Rob Hartill See less
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John Katzenbach (novel "In the Heat of the Summer") | Christopher Crowe (screenplay)
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Philip M. Jefferies (as Philip Jefferies)
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Budget
$7,000,000
Opening weekend
$1,560,591
Gross (US & Canada)
$4,349,446
Gross (World)
$4,349,446
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Release date
Feb 15, 1985 (United States)
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46 cast members
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Kurt Russell
Malcolm Anderson Malcolm Anderson   See fewer
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Mariel Hemingway
Christine Connelly Christine Connelly   See fewer
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Richard Jordan
Alan Delour Alan Delour   See fewer
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Richard Masur
Bill Nolan Bill Nolan   See fewer
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Richard Bradford
Phil Wilson Phil Wilson   See fewer
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Joe Pantoliano
Andy Porter Andy Porter   See fewer
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Andy Garcia
Ray Martinez Ray Martinez   See fewer
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Rose Portillo
Kathy Vasquez Kathy Vasquez   See fewer
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William Smith
Albert O'Shaughnessy Albert O'Shaughnessy   See fewer
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John Palmer
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Lee Sandman
Harold Jacoby Harold Jacoby   See fewer
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Dan Fitzgerald
Carl Mason Carl Mason   See fewer
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Cynthia Caquelin
Ruth Lowenstein Ruth Lowenstein   See fewer
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Fred Ornstein
Warren Phillips Warren Phillips   See fewer
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Fritz Bronner
Peter Peterson Peter Peterson   See fewer
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Mike DeRienzo
Everett Durfee Everett Durfee   See fewer
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Michael Clay
Ray Sloane Ray Sloane   See fewer
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Fred Buch
John Burrows John Burrows   See fewer
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Bruce McLaughlin
Leonard Pridmore Leonard Pridmore   See fewer
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Robert Apte
SWAT Commander SWAT Commander   See fewer
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Marshall B. Gage
SWAT Commander SWAT Commander   See fewer
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Rodney Barretto
SWAT Commander SWAT Commander   See fewer
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Jill Beach
Channel 7 Anchorwoman Channel 7 Anchorwoman   See fewer
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Peter Lundquist
Channel 7 Reporter Channel 7 Reporter   See fewer
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Connie Hicks
Channel 10 Reporter Channel 10 Reporter   See fewer
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Bill Rutherford
Channel 6 Reporter Channel 6 Reporter   See fewer
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George Rudolph
WGBS Radio Newsman WGBS Radio Newsman   See fewer
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Robert Small
Bill Crawford Bill Crawford   See fewer
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Nancy Duerr
TV Newswoman TV Newswoman   See fewer
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Mark Fields
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
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Tim Minton
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
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Mary Lou Simo
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
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Tamara Jones
Sarah Hooks Sarah Hooks   See fewer
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Joan Murphy
Mrs. Hooks Mrs. Hooks   See fewer
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Richard Liberty
Mr. Hooks Mr. Hooks   See fewer
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Paul Nagel Jr.
Jogger (as Paul Nagel) Jogger (as Paul Nagel)   See fewer
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Morris Zuckerman
Mr. Stein Mr. Stein   See fewer
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Lillian Zuckerman
Mrs. Stein Mrs. Stein   See fewer
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Anne Browning
Victim in Matheson Hammock Park (as Ann Browning) Victim in Matheson Hammock Park (as Ann Browning)   See fewer
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Jennifer Browning
Victim's Infant Victim's Infant   See fewer
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Robert Gwaltney
Psychiatrist Psychiatrist   See fewer
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Christine Page
Elementary School Teacher Elementary School Teacher   See fewer
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Joshua Segal
Schoolboy Schoolboy   See fewer
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Raymond Forchion
Newsroom Reporter (uncredited) Newsroom Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bobby Harwell
Man in Office Greeting Malcolm (uncredited) Man in Office Greeting Malcolm (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Joseph Martinez
Newspaper Reporter (uncredited) Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.1 / 10 | 3,316 votes