The Mean Season
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In this suspenseful crime thriller as much about the news media and the psychology of its reporters as the warped mind of a serial killer, Kurt Russell stars as Malcolm Anderson, the only reporter who has a phone link with Alan Delour (Richard Jordan), the deranged murderer. Set in Miami and based on the novel In the Heat of the Summer by crime reporter John Katzenbach, the story opens with a scene on a deserted beach that focuses on a victim of the killer, just before she is shot. Reporter Anderson starts writing up accounts of the killing, and as a result, the killer starts telephoning him… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A gripping thriller that also challenges us to contemplate the ethical responsibilities of journalists."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Unsatisfying mix of "Red Dragon" and "Absence of Malice""
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
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