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An FBI agent tries to catch a serial killer who kidnapped his son.

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F.B.I. agent Frank LaCrosse returns home to find his home has been broken into, his son is missing and Missy the babysitter is lying in a pool of her own insides. Her murder being the hallmarks of a elusive enigmatic serial killer whose slaughter spree...stretches nearly two years. Frank's desperate pursuit leads to Amarillo, Texas, where two more victims matching the killers M.O. have been found slashed to death. As Frank searches for his suspect the local Sheriff Buck Olmstead and his Deputy Nate Booker investigate the killings in-between a heated election feud, with his competition police chief Jack McGinnis. All the while drifting former doctor Lane Dixon is picked up by ex-railroad man, Bob Goodall. As a local Mechanic, Clyde 'Shorty' Callahan becomes the latest victim. Frank hopes and prays to find this sociopath before he disappears perhaps forever into the rocky mountains Written by Suspicious

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The hunter becomes the hunted. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence and several views of nude pin-ups | See all certifications »

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31 October 1997 (USA)  »

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$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,704,568, 2 November 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,482,195, 14 December 1997
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2.35 : 1
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William Fichtner has appeared with the two people from this film who portrayed the Joker, Jared Leto in Suicide Squad (2016), and Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight (2008). See more »

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The illuminated numbers seen on the locomotives should show the locomotive number, not the train number. (It is true that there are instances where the lead locomotive number may be used as a train number, but that can't be the case here because here because the train number was known in advance. And even if it was, the train's second locomotive would still show a different number.) See more »

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[first lines]
Missy, the Babysitter: Whoo! There. Your folks are going to be home soon, and they're going to get me if they see you're still up.
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Remake of Kidnapped (1994) See more »

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Bed of Roses
Written Jaime Kyle and Will Rambeaux
Performed by Faith Hill
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
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"A very underrated thriller of the 90's!
12 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

I remember the first time i see this and become one of my favorites movies of the 90's.

I know what your thinking we already see this movie before but the big difference here is the actors,the direction and of course the script.

Dennis Quaid,Danny Glover,Jared Leto and R lee Ermey are the powerful cast of this movie.

The direction of Jeb Stuart is more than incredible he never leave you to take a breath and give you the enough suspense to keep stuck to the TV for almost 2 hours.

The script is clever,intelligent and very very entertainment you never gonna yawn in all movie.

I am glad to see this movie years ago and i always recommended who haven't see it...Like one of the best thrillers of the 90's.


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