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I'm looking for the title of a movie I've seen in the 80s or early 90s. But all I remember of it are the following sequences:

  • There was some sort of laser beam or beacon at night.
  • A man and a colleague are investigating something.
  • They are at the man's house where there is also his wife and child.
  • There was a van in the movie.
  • The man and some colleague were on a stakeout in the van.
  • The man gets killed by some bad guys.
  • I'm not sure but I think the bad guys get into the man's house and he manages to hide his wife and child somewhere in the house.
  • Later on, the wife and the child are seen on a lawn in a park.
  • The wife plays some audio tape, expecting music on it, but then there is some recording made by the late husband.

That's about it. Those are the only fragments I remember. I've googled for all the keywords mentioned above but wasn't able to figure out the movie's title. I assume it was a US movie.

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I wonder if it is Patriot Games. – Anton Jul 25 '12 at 21:32
@mikehussey: It's not a Bond movie. Don't remember a mother and child being in any of them. – Lernkurve Jul 27 '12 at 20:57
@Anton: I checked the trailer and it's unfortunately not Patriot Games either. – Lernkurve Jul 29 '12 at 10:47
Was it a big budget movie? Also would you class it as conspiracy or action? – Workin' class hero Aug 14 '12 at 11:15
@Workin'classhero: From the few fragments I remember, I'd say it was a conspiracy movie -- not sure though. Can't say whether it was a big budget movie or not. – Lernkurve Aug 19 '12 at 15:02

Was it Jennifer 8?

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Thanks for the suggestion, but it wasn't Jennifer 8. – Lernkurve Oct 10 '12 at 21:08

All these scenes take place in the movie ERASER.

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