A detective investigating a series of murders becomes involved with a woman who may be the culprit.

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Frank Keller is a New York detective investigating a case of a serial killer who finds the victims through the lonely hearts column in newspapers. Keller falls in love with Helen, the main suspect in the case. Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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In search of a killer, he found someone who's either the love of his life... or the end of it. See more »


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15 September 1989 (USA)  »

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$19,000,000 (estimated)

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$58,571,513 (USA)
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The interiors and sound stage set sequences for this New York set movie were filmed in Toronto instead of the Big Apple. The exteriors were still shot in New York with most of them being filmed in the city's Upper West Side. See more »

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Mirror bending as if it was made of rubber, when Helen's husband is pushing Frank against it. See more »

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Det. Frank Keller: What's she gonna do, shoot me? We're in a restaurant!
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SIEMPRE HAY ESPERANZA
Written by Stuart Matthewman, Sade (as Sade Adu) and Leroy Osbourne
Performed by Sade
Courtesy of CBS Records, Music Licesing Department
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Edgy, smart thriller
21 January 2002 | by (Seattle, WA. USA) – See all my reviews

Great screenplay, acting and settings combine to make a dynamite film. The constant tension between the police investigation and Pacino's love interest keep the suspense going strong, and the chemistry between Barkin and Pacino is fabulous. John Goodman is excellent as always, the sex/death themes add to the tension, and the ending will throw most for a loop... this film delivers. Try it, you'll like it.

8/10


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