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Copycat (1995)

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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Susan Schiffer
Bob Greene ...
Pachulski
Tony Haney ...
Kerby
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Kostas
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Landis
Scott DeVenney ...
Cop #1 (as Scott De Venney)
David Michael Silverman ...
Mike
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Storyline

In San Francisco, the criminal psychologist Helen Hudson is specialized in serial-killers. During a trial, the accused Daryll Lee Cullum kills a police officer and tries to kill her and she becomes agoraphobic. Now Helen lives a reclusive life with her gay friend Andy that helps her. Sometime later, there is a wave of crimes and Detectives M.J. Monahan and Reuben Goetz are investigating the murder cases. Helen identifies that the murderer is copycatting notorious serial-killers and she anonymously contacts the Police Department. After fourteen phone calls, she is identified by the police. Detectives M.J. and Reuben visit her and Helen teams up with them and prepares the profile of the killer that wants to be famous. But soon the copycat killer Peter Foley contacts and stalks Helen and M.J. and Reuben give protection to her. Will they be capable to stop Foley before the next murder? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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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27 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$32,051,917
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Holly Hunter hung about with several homicide detectives in downtown L.A. to help her get into her character. See more »

Goofs

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

Helen: [annoyed by an offgoing car alarm system] Just steal the car and go!
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Vissi D'Arte
Written by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Mirella Freni
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a probable goofy
12 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

Nothing less than excellent this Copycat, which should be rated as the second best serial killer movie after The Silence of the Lambs. But I think the writers goofed at the ending.The film repeats the first part, when Dr Hudson is almost killed by Cullum.So,at the final sequence, when the detective played by Holly Hunter enters the restroom, again with Hudson about to be hanged, there's the killer on the floor, pretending he's a police officer shot by the serial killer.The detective ignores it, which is a double mistake. First, she's ambushed by him, second,didn't she, a very smart cop,suspected, what in hell a police officer should be there, at so late an hour and with the building totally empty?


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