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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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Eye
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Joanna
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Alexander Leonard
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Dr. Jeanne Brault
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Hilary
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Gary
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Lucy Wilson
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Lucy Wilson
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Mickey Argyle
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Paul Hugo
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Nathy
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Toohey
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Ms. Keenan
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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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Obsession is in the eye of the beholder.


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

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,959,447 (USA) (28 January 2000)

Gross:

$16,459,004 (USA) (24 March 2000)
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One of the four films that received an "F" CinemaScore from audiences upon their release in 2000, along with Dr. T and the Women (2000), Lost Souls (2000) and Lucky Numbers (2000). See more »

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The fold, in the photo of the Eye's daughter, moves around when we see it in close-ups. See more »

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Det. James Cross: [as Joanna draws his gun] Don't touch that.
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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 Killing Priscilla (2000) See more »

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Busker's Song
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Produced by Marius De Vries
Saxophone by Oriol Singhji
Accordion by Marius De Vries
Guitar by Dr. Robert
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The DVD alternate ending makes a BIG difference
10 January 2004 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

I had not seen this movie when originally released because of bad reviews. I did however recently pick up the DVD in the $5.99 rack at Target mainly because I really like Ewan McGregor and Ashley Judd. They did do their usual fine job of acting but I must admit that the plot was convoluted and illogical and the first time through watching it normally, I was disappointed in the lingering confusion.

I then watched the one deleted scene and the alternate ending and it changed my whole perspective. Sometimes alternate endings do not really change much but this was the most dramatically different alternate ending I have ever seen. It wrapped up everything for me and made the whole thing crystal clear and satisfying.

I can not imagine why they left out this long segment that does not so much result in an alternate ending per se, but rather fills in a lot of the holes that I had in my head. It is worth your time to rent the DVD and see this alternate ending. It may change your mind about the movie.


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