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Kiss the Girls (1997)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  3 October 1997 (USA)
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Police hunting for a serial killer are helped when a victim manages to escape for the first time.

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Dr. William 'Will' Rudolph
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Agent Kyle Craig
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Chief Hatfield, Durham P.D.
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Seth Samuel
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Dr. Ruocco
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Dr. Wick Sachs
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Nana Cross
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Janell Cross (as Tatyana M. Ali)
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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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Smart Girls. Pretty Girls. Missing Girls. See more »


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

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£832,646 (UK) (6 March 1998)

Gross:

£3,042,980 (UK) (10 April 1998)
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Trivia

Campus officials at the University of North Carolina refused to agree to allow filming on campus in Chapel Hill because of the subject matter of the film. Hence the only UNC-Chapel Hill campus scenes are the flyover shots. See more »

Goofs

During the final showdown between Casanova and Det. Cross, Casanova tells Cross to "pick up the Glock". However, Cross' gun is a Sig Sauer, not a Glock. (In Patterson's novels, however, Cross does carry a Glock.) See more »

Quotes

Dr. William 'Will' Rudolph: Naomi, play us something triumphant, something worthy of rebirth. Play something for me.
[yells]
Dr. William 'Will' Rudolph: Play!
Casanova: NO! She plays for me.
Dr. William 'Will' Rudolph: She only plays for you? Well of course she does! Because you are the great lover!
[pulls a blade from his pocket and walks towards Naomi]
Dr. William 'Will' Rudolph: The dark figure of her dreams!
[to Naomi]
Dr. William 'Will' Rudolph: Come on darlin. Tell him.
[puts blade to her throat]
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Partita No. 2 In D Minor (
Giga")"
By Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Performed by Sid Page
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Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd
11 August 2005 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

This suspense thriller is every bit as good as James Patterson's fine novel and has great chemistry between Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd. The sole plot is Freeman's search for two serial kidnappers and killers who snatch beautiful and accomplished young women, including Freeman's niece. The two killers try to outdo each other as they seize and destroy their trophy captives. As with most mysteries, this one has the usual red herrings, false leads and dead ends. Freeman is excellent as Alex Cross and heroine Judd is a study in grit and survival and is very effective in a finely nuanced role. The supporting cast is also great in a movie that has a leisurely pace and several great action scenes as it peaks towards its conclusion. The North Carolina location lensing, music score and cinematography are all very good.


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