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10 to Midnight1983

10 to Midnight (1983)




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Charles Bronson at 63 or so, continues his vigilante persona in this crime drama about a Richard Speck-style killer who knifes young nurses to death. There is no doubt that the film exploits both the heinous 1966 Speck murder of eight nurses in Chicago and an audience's willingness to go along with the Bronson character, Leo Kessler, when he uses illegal means to entrap criminals. The captured killer, Warren Stacey (Gene Davis) manages to go free because of red tape and the need to wait for the outcome of his insanity plea. When he returns to his murderous predilection, Kessler takes action to permanently stop him.

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Charles Bronson
as Leo Kessler)
Lisa Eilbacher
as Laurie Kessler)
Andrew Stevens
as Paul McAnn)
Gene Davis
as Warren Stacey)
Geoffrey Lewis
as Dave Dante
Wilford Brimley
as Capt. Malone
Robert F. Lyons
as Nathan Zager
Bert Williams
as Mr. Johnson
Iva Lane
as Bunny
Paul McCallum
as Lab Technician
Sam Chew Jr.
as Minister
Sydna Scott
as Mrs. Johnson
Beau Billingslea
as Desk Sergeant
Jerome Thor
as Medical Examiner
Breck Costin
as Tim Bailey
Carmen Filpi
as Hotel Clerk
Deran Sarafian
as Dale Anders
Lynette Harrison
as Ticket Girl
Neal Fleming
as Young Man
John Garwood
as Millikan
Dan Ades
as Ben Linker
Patti Tippo
as Party Girl
Beth Reinglass
as Office Girl
Monica Anne Ekblad
as Office Girl
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Critic Reviews for 10 to Midnight

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

This is a scummy little sewer of a movie, a cesspool that lingers sadistically on shots of a killer terrifying and killing helpless women, and then is shameless enough to end with an appeal to law and order.

April 29, 2018 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…

Both a murder/mystery and a teen-oriented slasher, before morphing into a very unlikely revenge picture.

August 30, 2020 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Lee Thompson's 10 to Midnight is identical to its predecessors. [Full Review in Spanish]

August 29, 2019 | Full Review…

An alternately nifty and nasty police procedural.

January 24, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Is this is a good movie? Not really. Is it entertaining to watch? Absolutely.

January 22, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Feels like a big turning of the tide for Bronson's character, who unlike other action heroes of the period, might have had to face harsh repercussions in the end.

January 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 10 to Midnight


10 to Midnight is an entertaining predictable Bronson vigilante film that places Bronson in the role of a cop bent on finding a killer who kills young women. The film is derivative from other films in Charles Bronson's filmography, but nonetheless it is still a highly entertaining movie that has a good story, good cast and good story. I really enjoyed the film, and I think that any Charles Bronson fan will surely enjoy the film, as it is yet another entertaining picture that delivers great moments of action and excitement. Bronson delivers yet another intense performance here, and like other films in his career, he really is the on-screen tough guy. Of course, they overused him in the vigilante action genre, but it's still a lot of fun to watch him take down the bad guy. His on-screen presence is just magnetic, and in this one, he really just stands out in the film. If you enjoy a good vigilante film, then give this film a shot. Bronson is a cop that will stop at nothing at capturing this killer, and when he targets his daughter, he makes it personal. The film has its flaws, and it is predictable, but nonetheless, this film just delivers in terms of what a Charles Bronson should be. The story is good for what it is, but the action is well structured and it is a standout of film. I've seen plenty of Bronson films, and 10 to Midnight is an entertaining ride from start to finish and a definite must see for action fans. The film is one of the vigilante films that Charles Bronson has made since the original Death Wish. 10 to Midnight isn't a perfect film, but is one that shouldn't be passed up by genre fans.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Wow, this could have easily been turned into a horror movie. It's a really intense thriller, lots of blood and nudity and violence. I really liked it. The actors were good, especially Gene Davis, who played the criminal. The plot is very realistic, but then Bronson's character takes justice into his own hands and gives us some great surprises, and a cool ending.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


good charles bronson flick. Has him a chasing a serial killer who is now targeting his very own daughter.

Lee Kyle
Lee Kyle

Super Reviewer

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