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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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Dr. Jeanne Brault
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Lucy Wilson
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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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Storyline

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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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£103,455 (UK) (9 June 2000)

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£103,455 (UK) (9 June 2000)
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The director originally wanted Massive Attack to do the music for the film, but the group had broken up by the time the film was ready for scoring. 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 »

Quotes

Lucy Wilson: [whispering] He loves her and he's going to take her away from you.
Stephen: Not if she does him in first.
Lucy Wilson: [whispering] You're jealous, Daddy.
Stephen: [loudly] And you're not?
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The main title of the film is a shot of Ewan McGregor's eye, with the words 'of the beholder' underneath it. See more »

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References The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981) See more »

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Home of the Whale
Words and Music Written by Owen Hand
Courtesy of Logo Songs Limited
Produced by Marius De Vries
Performed by Caroline Lavelle
Programming by Marius De Vries, Pete Davis, Alexis Smith
Cello by Caroline Lavelle
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Something different
7 September 2003 | by (Norwich, UK) – See all my reviews

It seems that there are a lot of people slagging this film off. I can see why they are, but I disagree.

If you are looking for a big money, same as all the rest thriller then ignore this film.

If you want something a little different and interesting, give it a try. Good performances and an strangley intriguing plot keeps you watching.

Give it a try, at least it's not Titanic.


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