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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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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 »


When Cross is talking to the woman in the hospital, his lips are not moving. See more »


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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good story that doesn't fully deliver in the end
7 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

Detective Alex Cross is an experienced, astute forensic psychologist. He's brought in to aid in the investigation of a slippery criminal mastermind with a track record for abducting young women who are both beautiful and talented. The case becomes personal for Cross when one of the women abducted is his niece, and he enlists the aid of local doctor and former victim Kate McTiernan (Judd) who escaped from the same perpetrator and is the only living person who can identify him. Stylish, atmospheric, well-crafted thriller has a story that holds your interest, with some effective twists and strong performances from Freeman and Judd, but it all builds toward a climax that doesn't quite payoff. Still, a respectable showing for all those involved. **½

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