Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning 27 years old

In New York two detectives of the 87th precinct are initially baffled by the brutal, ritualistic slayings of several young women. Through good detective work and clues left at the crime scenes by the psychopathic killer, they are able to deduce who the killer's next victim will be. A tense chase ensues as they try to prevent him from continuing his bloody rampage


Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning Cast

Name Character
Ving Rhames He was 35, now 63 years old as Detective Artie Brown
Eddie Jones He was 23, 47 years old when he died as Byrnes
Tracy Middendorf She was 25, now 52 years old as Dorothy
Ron Perkins as Detective Meyer Meyer
Steve Park He was 27, now 55 years old as Todd Wilkins
Alex McArthur He was 38, now 65 years old as Detective Bert Kling
Alan Blumenfeld He was 42, now 70 years old as Detective Ollie Weeks
Randy Quaid He was 44, now 71 years old as Detective Steve Carella
Steven Flynn as Henry 'Lightning' Lytell

Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning Crew

Name Department
Peter Bernstein as Original Music Composer. He was 43 (now 71) years old Sound
Diana Kerew as Executive Producer. Production
Richard Sherman as Production Design. He was 6 (now 34) years old Art
Natalie Hart as Casting. Production
Jason La Padura as Casting. Production
Tom McKinley as Costume Design. Costume & Make-Up
Bruce Paltrow as Director. He was 51 (58) years old when He died Directing
Mike Krohn as Teleplay. Writing
Dan Levine as Teleplay. He was 45 (now 72) years old Writing
Jimmy Adams as Set Decoration. He was 27 (now 54) years old Art
Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning poster
Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning (27 years)

  • Release day: Sunday, March 19, 1995
  • Runtime: 95 minutes