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The Bone Collector (1999)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  5 November 1999 (USA)
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A quadriplegic ex-homicide detective and his female partner try to track down a serial killer who is terrorizing New York City.

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Storyline

Quadripeligic ex-cop Lincoln Rhyme was looking forward to his assisted suicide when he got the news: some sicko was abducting people in a taxi and leaving them to die in particularly sadistic ways. With time counting down between each abduction and possible death, Rhyme recruits rather-unwilling Amelia Donaghy, haunted by her cop father's suicide and thinking she's next, into working the crime scenes to track down the killer. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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Two cops on the trail of a brutal killer. They must see as one, they must act as one, they must think as one, before the next victim falls. See more »


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Rated R for strong violent content including grisly images, and for language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

El coleccionista de huesos  »

Box Office

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£816,104 (UK) (14 January 2000)

Gross:

$66,488,090 (USA) (3 March 2000)
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Trivia

In Jeffery Deaver's novel Queen Latifah's character Thelma was actually a man named Thom. See more »

Goofs

Lincoln's socks have dirty soles when he is lying in bed. How does a quadriplegic dirty the soles of his socks? See more »

Quotes

Richard Thompson: Some people win... some people lose... the game is over.
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Referenced in Spin City: The Bone Collectors (2000) See more »

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Bed of Nails
Written and Performed by Joseph Arthur
Courtesy of Real world Records/Virgin Records Limited
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The Yawn Collector
15 January 2001 | by (Gan-Yavne, Israel) – See all my reviews

A formulaic story with all the tired cliches. I was shocked that the horrible script became a movie! What a waste! How many ORIGINAL scripts are scattered around without being produced?

At the climax I could predict what will happen in every single shot.

Oh, and don't even get me started about the idiotic sexual tension between the gorgeous female cop and the paralyzed cop who can barely move a finger. YEAH RIGHT. I CAN BUY THAT. What next? Fingers porn?


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