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Kiss the Girls (1997)

Police hunting for a serial kidnapper are helped when a victim manages to escape for the first time.

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Alex Cross, a Washington D.C. cop and forensic psychologist learns that his niece who is going to college in North Carolina is missing. So he goes there and learns that the police think she's among the victims of someone who kidnaps young girls and holds them captive and kills them who dubs himself Cassanova after the great lover. Later Kate, one of his victims, escapes and tries to help Cross find his niece. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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A detective is searching for a deadly collector. His only hope is the woman who got away. See more »


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Rated R for terror, violence and language | See all certifications »

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3 October 1997 (USA)  »

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$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,215,167, 5 October 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$60,527,873

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,500,000, 8 March 1998
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The overhead shot of a football stadium that many may think of as Durham, North Carolina, is actually Chapel Hill, NC. The football stadium you see is Kenan Stadium, home of The University of North Carolina Tar Heels. What makes this even more recognizable, is just North of the stadium is the famed Bell Tower and Wilson Library dome. The next shot you see is the Duke Chapel Tower on the campus of Duke University in Durham. See more »

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Dr. Kate McTiernan: [Kate wakes up slowly, whines in pain]
Casanova: I got all the glass out. Everything you need to change the dressing is right next to you. Can you hear me?
Dr. Kate McTiernan: Systemic analgesic, what did you give ne?
Casanova: That's one of the reasons I picked you Kate. Your intellegence. I appreciate that. I know most men don't, can't. I'm different. You'll see that in time.
[sighs, walks towards her]
Casanova: Now try not to go back to sleep. I have to tell you the rules.
Dr. Kate McTiernan: [shudders, cries out] Why am I here?
Casanova: You're here to fall in love, to ...
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Sonata No. 1 In G Minor (
Adagio")"
By Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
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good cast, not so hot script
13 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

Cary Elwes does an incredible job as Nick Ruskin. He acts with perfect emotion for every particular scene and brings a unique feel to the character portrayed in the book. Elwes does superb acting in this film, and really displays his range. After reading the novel, I was surprised by Freemans casting. He impressed me with his comittment to the character, however, during the film he seemed over-dramatic taking away from the realism of the story (what makes the film and novel so terrorizing). Ashley Judd played Kate McTieran well and portrayed Pattersons heroine with the courage and bravery expected. Where the movie falls short is in the script. The adaptation leaves out numerous key elements to the story. What makes the plot so riveting is the psychological trauma Cassanova and the Gentleman caller force onto their captives. With brief scenes portraying the womens captivity, they film takes away from the character development of the murderers and focuses too heavily on superfluous tidbits not necessary to the story. If you are seeking a true thriller, you may want to choose another movie. Although the film is entertaining and the acting decent, the novel is much better and the thriller genre is better utilized in other films.


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