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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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Det. John Sampson
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Chief Hatfield, Durham P.D.
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Seth Samuel
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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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Morgan Freeman, Cary Elwes, and Jay O. Sanders were in Glory (1989). They all played Union soldiers. See more »

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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 »

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Detective Nick Ruskin: How are you feeling, by the way? You feel like you're getting back on your feet?
Dr. Kate McTiernan: I guess if I felt solid anywhere it should be in this house. I've been in it one way or another my whole life. It was my great aunt's. But I don't know. It's just different now. Something's off. I used to walk in the middle of the night down to the corner market for a quart of milk.
Detective Nick Ruskin: That's true. I mean, people just get complacent. It happens.
Dr. Kate McTiernan: Would you please hand me the big chopping knife.
Detective Nick Ruskin: The department gives ...
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Goodnight Irene
By Leadbelly (as Huddie Ledbetter) & John A. Lomax
Performed by Little Richard
Courtesy of Vee-Jay Ltd. Partnership
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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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