1989 • R • Action & Adventure, Crimes & Thrillers, Drama
A rookie cop becomes the subject of a killer’s obsession.
WHY WE PICKED IT: This early film from ‘Hurt Locker’ director Kathryn Bigelow is a sharp, psycho-sexual cat-and-mouse thriller packed with suspense.
Jamie Lee Curtis is Megan Turner, a rookie NYPD officer who shoots and kills a convenience store robber on her first day on the job. When a psychopathic Wall Street trader at the scene takes the dead man’s gun, she is accused of killing an unarmed man. But when he then goes on a killing spree and begins to stalk her, she must figure out how to clear her name and catch the real criminal.
DIRECTOR: Kathryn Bigelow
CAST: Jamie Lee Curtis, Ron Silver, Clancy Brown, Elizabeth Peña, Louise Fletcher, Philip Bosco, Kevin Dunn