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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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Dr. William 'Will' Rudolph
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Naomi Cross
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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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3 October 1997 (USA)  »

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Besos que matan  »

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$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$60,491,560 (USA) (20 February 1998)
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Ashley Judd took kick-boxing lessons from l stuntman Dave Lea before filming. She insisted on doing many of her own stunts, but the studio finally put their foot down when she wanted to leap off a 150ft waterfall. A stuntman wearing a wig made the jump instead, narrowly missing the rocks as he plummeted through the falls to the water below. See more »

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Naomi's boyfriend mentions that the river in Durham offers good trout fishing. The Eno River (which runs through northern Durham) offers no trout as do no other piedmont NC rivers. To find trout you'd have to go to the NC mountains. See more »

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[Following a suspect on a California highway]
John Sampson: This does not look like a 7-11 run. Where does this road go?
Henry Castillo: Vancouver.
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Featured in The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2012) See more »

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I Want To Hug You
Written and Performed by John Lee Hooker
Courtesy of Pointblank/Virgin Records America, Inc.
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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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