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Kiss the Girls (1997)

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. William 'Will' Rudolph
Det. John Sampson
Chief Hatfield, Durham P.D.
Seth Samuel
Dr. Ruocco
Henry Castillo, LAPD
Naomi Cross
William Converse-Roberts ...
Dr. Wick Sachs
Nana Cross
Janell Cross (as Tatyana M. Ali)


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

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Release Date:

3 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Besos que matan  »

Box Office


$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,215,167 (USA) (3 October 1997)


£3,042,980 (UK) (10 April 1998)

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2.35 : 1
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When Cross first enters the Durham police station command center, he walks along a bulletin board showing photo of missing girls. As the camera tracks along the board, one eight by ten photo portrait shows Hilary Swank as one of the victims, an actress whom Morgan Freeman would go on to train in Million Dollar Baby. See more »


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Detective Nick Ruskin: How are you feeling, by the way? You feel like you're getting back on your feet?
Dr. Kate McTiernan: I guess if I felt solid anywhere it should be in this house. I've been in it one way or another my whole life. It was my great aunt's. But I don't know. It's just different now. Something's off. I used to walk in the middle of the night down to the corner market for a quart of milk.
Detective Nick Ruskin: That's true. I mean, people just get complacent. It happens.
Dr. Kate McTiernan: Would you please hand me the big chopping knife.
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good cast, not so hot script
13 June 2007 | by (United States) – 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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