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Copycat (1995)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  27 October 1995 (USA)
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An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.

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Criminal profiler and psychologist Dr Helen Hudson becomes entangled in the deadly mind game of a vicious copycat serial killer Peter Foley. Due to the horrific attack Helen suffered in her past as an agoraphobic she is confined to her apartment. The killer uses this against her in his murderous attempts to become a famous serial killer. Detectives M. J Monahan and Reuben Goetz they have the challenge of trying to capture the killer before he kills again and uses his chance to commit another atrocious murder. Written by Clare Brace <yanknanny99@hotmail.com>

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One man is copying the most notorious killers in history one at a time. Together, two women must stop him from killing again. Or they're next.


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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£2,023,443 (UK) (17 May 1996)
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Years later, Sigourney Weaver would state that she was most proud of her work in this film. She worked hard to portray the mindset of an agoraphobic, and has regretted that the movie was lost in a shuffle of thrillers at the time and is not better remembered. See more »

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In the bathroom crime scene there are two candles burning. M.J. asks the coroner for the time of death, which he claims to be eight hours ago. It is unlikely that the candles could have been burning for such a long time. See more »

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Peter: [Holding a threatening hypodermic] Now, I'm not going to lie to you. This is going to hurt.
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two sensational lead figures in a great energetic thriller
26 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Holly Hunter (Toy Story) stars alongside Sigourney Weaver (Alien) in this excellent fast flowing mysterious thriller. With fantastic acting by the two central women, the film shines in capturing a fantastic energetic plot, conforming to issues of murder in the crime world. Always fast flowing with energetic chase scenes and snap shots of the potential murderer Copycat succeeds in maintaining an interesting mysterious storyline which is great at conforming and juxtaposing both to the crime and thriller genre. Weaver's acting is sensational and as this was the first film I saw her in, I am keen to watch other films she has appeared in. Holly Hunter maybe overshadowed throughout but is still able to maintain a dominant force within the police force as the lead detective. However I did have a few questions remaining at the end of the film, which is somewhat an anticlimax. Also novices will find the twisting storyline and heavy information regarding deaths, suspicions and lists of potential goings on and paste vents a little hard to follow and personally I felt some of it was a bit unrealistic and far-fetched.

Female representation.

I personally thought it was great seeing two women as the two central characters in this film. It reflected a change in society and more equality in the workplace. Having two very strong actresses in Hunter and Weaver allows the film to be carried through them and is remarkable twist and turn of events the two have to go through, letting us see their powerful sides but also their weak vulnerable sides.

Direction.

Worth mentioning as some scenes were simply breath taking, watch out for the ending to see what I mean.

i strongly recommend this film to anyone with a thirst for fast energetic plots and action.


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