The movie is about a serial killer who is targeting young women in New York City. The police are baffled by the crimes, as the killer leaves no clues behind. The only thing they have to go on is a single witness who saw the killer fleeing the scene of one of the murders. The witness is a young woman named Carol, who is also the sister of one of the victims. She is reluctant to cooperate with the police, but she eventually agrees to help them catch the killer. The police set up a sting operation, and they are able to catch the killer. The killer is a man named John Smith, who is a former police officer. He is a psychopath who enjoys killing people, and he is very good at covering his tracks. The movie ends with the killer being sentenced to death. The police are satisfied that they have caught the killer, but they are also aware that there are other killers out there. They are determined to stop them before they can kill again.

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Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Heatwave (1997)

Television/Drama/Crime

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The movie is about a serial killer who is targeting young women in New York City. The police are baffled by the crimes, as the killer leaves no clues behind. The only thing they have to go on is a single witness who saw the killer fleeing the scene of one of the murders. The witness is a young woman named Carol, who is also the sister of one of the victims. She is reluctant to cooperate with the police, but she eventually agrees to help them catch the killer. The police set up a sting operation, and they are able to catch the killer. The killer is a man named John Smith, who is a former police officer. He is a psychopath who enjoys killing people, and he is very good at covering his tracks. The movie ends with the killer being sentenced to death. The police are satisfied that they have caught the killer, but they are also aware that there are other killers out there. They are determined to stop them before they can kill again.

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Cast
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Dale Midkiff

Det. Steve Carella
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Erika Eleniak

Det. Eileen Burke
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Paul Johansson

Det. Bert Kling
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Paul Ben-Victor

Det. Meyer (as Paul Ben Victor)
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Ron Kuhlman

Alan Slocum
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Marc Gomes

Det. Brown
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Andrea Ferrell

Teddy Carella
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Michael Gross

Lt. Peter Byrnes
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Stevie Vallance

Margaret Grayson (as Louise Vallance)
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Annie Kidder

Marian Piper
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Ian D. Clark

Jerry Piper
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Lynne Cormack

Karen Jenson
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Julie Stewart

Janet Huntley
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Richard Fitzpatrick

Maurice Ricklehaus
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Carolyn Dunn

Judy Connors
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Nancy Leishman

Shirley Tolman
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Victor Ertmanis

Repairman
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Mung-Ling Tsui

Peggy Chang
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David Sparrow

Benjamin (uncredited)
Crew
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Douglas Barr

Director
Disc Releases
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Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Heatwave

(DVD)

8/3/2004

Disc Title Front Cover

Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Heatwave

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

9/2/2014

Disc Title Front Cover

Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Heatwave

(DVD)

1/2/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Heatwave

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

11/18/2014

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Ed McBain's: Heatwave

(DVD)

4/30/2003

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