The Mean Season (1985) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Mean Season

Phillip Borsos, 1985

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In the Heat of the Summer
John Katzenbach, 1982

The Mean Season is a movie directed by Phillip Borsos in 1985 and based on the book In the Heat of the Summer by John Katzenbach, first published in 1982. The movie features Kurt Russell, Mariel Hemingway, Richard Jordan, Richard Masur, Richard Bradford, Joe Pantoliano, and others.

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RATING

6.1

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Mean Season (Phillip Borsos, 1985)

7.2

/ 10

Book Cover: In the Heat of the Summer (John Katzenbach, 1982)

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Storyline

Malcolm Anderson is a reporter for a Miami newspaper, who is burned out from years of covering the worst crimes in the city. He promises his girlfriend Christine that they will move away from the city, but he ends up covering a series of grisly murders by a serial killer who calls him telling the reporter that he will kill again.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Mean Season, the 1985 movie by Phillip Borsos

Year

1985

Minutes

103

Movie Rate

6.10

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Mean Season

Country: USA

Year: 1985

Length: 1h43m

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Cover of In the Heat of the Summer, the 1982 book by John Katzenbach

Year

1982

Pages

320

Book Rate

7.20

S: Goodreads

Book

In the Heat of the Summer

Country: USA

First published in: 1982

Length: 320 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Poster of The Mean Season, the 1985 movie by Phillip Borsos

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7 votes

3 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of In the Heat of the Summer, the 1982 book by John Katzenbach

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8 votes

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