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Copycat (1995)

R  |   |  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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In earlier versions of the script, the character of M.J. Monahan was written as a man and a romance would develop between Monahan and Helen Hudson. See more »

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According to Helen's database, the Son of Sam victim whose crime scene the killer used as model was named "Janis Fulkner" and she was killed on April 25, 1977. In real life, none of Berkowitz's victims had that name or were killed alone in a car, nor did he even kill on that date. See more »

Quotes

Peter: [On the roof near the climax as Helen is trying to escape] Hey, Helen, it looks like I cured your agoraphobia!
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Written by Carlos Alomar, David Bowie and John Lennon
Performed by David Bowie
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excellent thriller
27 August 2002 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

This is an overlooked, intelligent, frightening thriller. It poses a sick, shrewd serial killer against a brilliant psychologist/writer/professor (Weaver) and an attractive team of cops. Weaver delivers an outstanding performance as the brilliant agorophobic (sp.?) who has been emotionally devastated by a prior run-in with a serial killer. Offers a clif's notes review of the century's major serial killers, constant tension, crisp writing and outstanding performances. In short, it is a very good, very scary movie, and you should see it it you haven't yet.

Personally, I also think Weaver looks fabulous. Brains and beauty and character. Nice combination.


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