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Kiss the Girls (1997)

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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

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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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A split diopter lens is used in the final kitchen scene. The two-shots show both characters in sharp focus, even though one is much farther from the camera. Normally, one or the other would be out of focus. But a half-width lens placed in front of the camera's main lens adjusts the focal plane of one side of the scene, allowing close and distant subjects to appear sharp. See more »


Near the end when Casanova has thrown the girl on the table, he pulls her shirt up revealing her stomach. When the camera angle changes, her stomach is covered by a white shirt. See more »


Alex Cross: Multiply your anger by about a hundred, Kate, that's how much he thinks he loves you.
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Thrilling mystery. Torrid and touching.
8 October 2000 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

A serial killer is collecting strong and attractive young women. He is also attracted to their talents and wisdom. It may be that he is holding his living trophies in underground cells. It may be that he is stalking on both coasts; in South Carolina and in California. Does this diabolical deranged man have a partner in crime; or does he have a copy cat competing with him?

One of the victims manages to get away. The lovely Ashley Judd is a doctor that studies kick boxing for a hobby. She ends up helping Morgan Freeman, who plays a forensic psychologist and special criminal investigator. Judd and Morgan work very well together and make the sleuthing as tense as holding forty bumble bees in a soup can. The scenes in the woods brings anxiety to a boiling point.

If you liked BONE COLLECTOR or just a fan of chilling, action mysteries; this will not disappoint you. Also in the cast are: Cary Elwes, Roma Maffia and Alex McArthur.

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