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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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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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$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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Morgan Freeman, Cary Elwes and Jay O. Sanders were all in the Civil War film Glory (1989).. They also all played Union soldiers. See more »

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While Kate is performing surgery, the earpiece of her protective glasses is seen on the outside of her surgical cap. In the next shot, the earpiece is tucked under the cap. See more »

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Dr. Kate McTiernan: [Kate is under hypnosis, reliving her escape from Casanova] I hear him, whispering.
Alex Cross: [about Casanova] What does he say?
Dr. Kate McTiernan: I can feel his mouth on my ear, his breath. He tells me that he loves me.
Alex Cross: Tell me about his face. Tell me about his eyes. His mouth.
Dr. Kate McTiernan: [Kate's breathing begins to quicken] He has no face. A mask! He always wears a mask!
Alex Cross: What kind of mask? What does it look like?
Dr. Kate McTiernan: [her breathing slows] It changes. I can't show him that I hate him.
Alex Cross: But you escape. What do you see when you escape?
Dr. Kate McTiernan: I ...
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A bit gruesome and abusive, but Freeman is great, a routine but decent film
14 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Kiss the Girls (1997)

Not a bad film, "entertaining" in the sense of sitting back and watching an episode of Bones or CSI. It has more development and higher production values, I guess, than television, but really it is a routine film hardly worth thinking too hard about.

Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman have been together for three movies, and they work together well. I'm not sure I see any special chemistry there, and for my money, it's a Morgan Freeman film. He plays a Forensic Psychologist and is all business, not swayed by stupidity. Judd plays a victim at first, and then in an unlikely twist, joins the investigation. The plot is frankly a little predictable, and you keep thinking there will be this giant twist, but there isn't. You simply don't know exactly who the perp is.

Ah, well, it propels itself all the same, a fun distraction.


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