A scientific experiment gone wrong causes a man to become his own evil twin in this made-for-TV thriller. Marty Stillwater (Stephen Baldwin) would seem to have it made; he has a beautiful wife, two loving daughters, and a great career as a bestselling mystery novelist. However, it soon seems there's a fly in the ointment -- or, more accurately, some of Marty's blood. An evil but brilliant industrialist's son is working with rogue scientists to create an army of superhuman mercenaries through DNA cloning who will do his bidding and conquer the world. However, a sample of Marty Stillwater's blood is used for the cloning process instead of DNA from the pumped-up warrior the would-be world leader had in mind. The clone, named Alfie, has murder on its mind, just as the scientists wanted, but it looks like Marty, talks a bit like Marty and even seems to share a few of Marty's thoughts -- enough of them that it finds Marty's home and moves in, and before long his family is wondering why Dad is displaying a split personality. Dean Koontz's Mr. Murder was originally shown as a two-part miniseries on ABC in April 1999. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
After a sample of Marty Stillwater's blood is accidently used in a top secret military experiment by scientist Drew Oslett, Jr., Alfie, Marty's dual identity, is born. Designed as the ultimate warrior, Alfie has but one directive: to kill! Soon Marty & his family are on the run from Alfie & the police in a deadly & highly-charged game of cat & mouse.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [United States] :Trimark Home Video,1999
|Other Titles|| Mr. Murder.
Koontz, Dean R.
(Dean Ray), 1945- Mr. Murder.
Baldwin, Stephen, 1966-
Warner, Julie, 1965-
Church, Thomas Haden.
Patchett Kaufman Entertainment.
Trimark Home Video (Firm)
Stephen Baldwin, Julie Warner, James Coburn, Thomas Haden Church.
Director of photography, Greg Gardiner ; editor, Brent White ; music, Louis Febre.
In English with optional Spanish, English and French subtitles.
DVD release of the 1998 television mini-series.
Based on the novel by Dean Koontz.
Special features: interactive menus; scene access.
1 videodisc (132 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.