An Americanized Giallo with an emphasis on the detective element, Night Game doesn't stride purposefully nor with momentum, but it's worth watching for the always charmingly-authoritative, tough-guy actor Roy Scheider's on-screen resilience that's strong even if its balance of story threads unsuccessfully balance the kill scenes with a detective story and Scheider's home life, feeling disconnected in tone.
As a serial killer stalks women, Roy Scheider is a cop obsessed with tracking down...the perfect wedding dress? This seems to want to be a thriller about place, character and relationships a la "The Pledge", but misses by a mile. All Scheider's yammering about baseball recalls the immortal words of Frank Drebin. Certainly a milestone as the most lackadaisical thriller ever made.