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Eye of the Beholder (1999)

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A private eye shadows a female serial killer of men all over the U.S. without her knowing as he, strangely enough, occasionally acts as her guardian angel.

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Joanna Eris
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Alexander Leonard
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Dr. Jeanne Brault
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Hilary
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Gary
Anne-Marie Brown ...
Lucy Wilson
Kaitlin Brown ...
Lucy Wilson
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Mickey Argyle
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Paul Hugo
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Mr. Hugo Sr.
Janine Theriault ...
Nathy
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Toohey
Maria Revelins ...
Ms. Keenan
Lisa Forget ...
Nurse
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British Consulate investigator Det. Stephen Wilson, a.k.a. the Eye, comes across a disturbed lady serial-killer while on an otherwise mundane assignment. Already a bit psychologically fragile from his wife's abrupt removal of herself and their daughter from his life (with the lingering memory of his daughter haunting him like a manifest ghost), his psychosis as a displaced dad dovetails with the femme fatale's psychosis as an abandoned daughter (crying "Merry Christmas, Daddy" over her expired victims). A bond forms, or, rather, an obsession, as the Eye abandons his job to secretively stalk this mysterious woman full-time as she visits many major U.S. cities under various names, leaving numerous victims. Written by statmanjeff

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Rated R for some strong violence, sexuality, language and brief drug content | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£103,455 (UK) (9 June 2000)

Gross:

£103,455 (UK) (9 June 2000)
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Trivia

In his commentary on the DVD, writer/director Stephan Elliott said that he basically wanted to do the film for the scene where Joanna and the Eye are in neighboring rooms, bathing, and they touch through the wall. See more »

Goofs

When the camera swings behind Stephen as he watches Joanna leave the hospital, there's a cigarette dangling form his lips, but when the camera changes immediately to a front shot, there is no cigarette. See more »

Quotes

Hilary: God forbid you actually have to come out of your hole and talk like a real human being. It makes me wonder what you did before computers, detective.
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Crazy Credits

As the end credits roll, we see a statue of an angel with the sun setting in the sky in the background. See more »

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Referenced in Undeclared: God Visits (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wish You Love
Written by Charles Trenet and Albert Beach
Used by permission of EMI Virgin Music, Inc.
Produced by Marius De Vries
Performed by Chrissie Hynde
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Limited
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It's really good, but not in an ordinary way.
8 April 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is a "film noir". That makes it different from most popular films. Don't watch it if you want laughs, or tears, but only if you want to leave it rather haunted by it. It will make you think. It will make you feel. I really like that. And I really liked the acting, directing, and the look of the picture. But most of all I liked the way it made me think and feel. Try it when you can give it the attention it deserves.


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