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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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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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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 »


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 »


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10 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

Pretty good thriller. Lots of twists and turns to keep your attention. Great performances from Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman. The story is Washington DC detective Dr. Alex Cross (Morgan Freeman) travels to North Carolina to investigate the apparent kidnapping of his niece (Gina Ravera). Aided by escaped kidnapee Kate McTiernan (Ashley Judd), Cross hunts down the kidnapper, who operates under the pseudonym "Cassanova". Pretty good watch, nice performance by casanova all up a good movie.

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