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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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Dr. Wick Sachs
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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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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 »

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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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Det. Davey Skes: Sure picks lookers, doesn't he?
Alex Cross: Yeah, he does. But you know these women are more than just attractive. They're all extraodinary in some way. Smart, talented.
Det. Davey Skes: He ain't choosing them just for their congeniality.
Alex Cross: Ordinarily, they don't, but I think our guy is a little different.
Detective Nick Ruskin: How so?
Alex Cross: I think killing's not his ulterior motive. This guy's a collector. I bet these women are alive.
Det. Davey Skes: Come on, doc. Our boy's brain is soft as a two-minute egg and nothing personal, but I figure every one of them gals is...
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Bazamba
By Stella Katsoudas and Howie Beno
Performed by Sister Soleil
Courtesy of Katharsis/Univesal Records
By Arrangement with Univesal Music Special Markets
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Very good adaptation
17 February 2008 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

GIRLS is a very good adaptation of a James Patterson novel about a collector of women. One of those kidnapped is D.C. sleuth Alex Cross' nieces, and Cross (played wonderfully by Morgan Freeman) is soon on the case. Ashley Judd in her prime plays a doctor kidnapped by and who eventually escapes from the masked bad buy. She and Cross eventually track him down in his lair, but the question is will Cross' niece still be alive? The identity of the bad guy will come as no surprise tomost crime film fans, but it's a fun ride getting there. Veteran character actors Bill Nunn, Tony Goldwyn, Brian Cox and Cary Elwes are all along for the ride. Strong direction and suspenseful pacing help immensely. Too bad the follow-up Alex Cross adventure, with Freeman again playing Cross, ALONG CAME A SPIDER, was a dog. Might have made an interesting franchise.


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