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Where Sleeping Dogs Lie (1992)

Character Name: John Whitney

They were the perfect family. That’s what made them the perfect target. Five years after a wealthy family is brutally murdered, a struggling writer moves into their abandoned home. When he attempts to revive their ghosts for his novel, he resurrects their killer as well.

Dylan McDermott stars as the young writer who will do anything for a chance at success. Sharon Stone is his ice goddess agent and lover. Tom Sizemore is the enigmatic stranger who terrifies McDermott by revealing to him what it’s like on the other side of murder.

Brett Cullen plays McDermott’s brother-in-law, and only appears in the last few minutes of the film.