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The Watcher (2000)

David Allen Griffin is a cool killer- time and time again, he chooses a female victim, studies her for weeks till he knows her routine to the smallest detail, makes meticulous preparations ... See full summary »

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David Allen Griffin is a cool killer- time and time again, he chooses a female victim, studies her for weeks till he knows her routine to the smallest detail, makes meticulous preparations using his forensic knowledge to gain entry when she's quite alone, subdues her and administers a long, torturous death. Joel Campbell got so frustrated by his failure to capture Griffin in Los Angeles, that he quit the FBI, moved to Chicago, and remains in psychiatric therapy, unable to function normally. Then he realizes, when opening his mail very late, that a new murder victim is Griffin's, and the killer sent him pictures of her. Campbell reports this to the police, but is unwilling to join them in the search, suggesting Griffin is too slick and clever; yet he won't get out of it that easily. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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8 September 2000 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,062,295, 10 September 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,927,720, 29 October 2000
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Trivia

In the opening scene, Keanu Reeves dances to the Rob Zombie song "Dragula" while doing kung fu moves behind green lighting. This is an homage to his previous blockbuster, The Matrix (1999). See more »

Goofs

Two different cats were used to shoot the scenes with the second victim. One cat is darker than the other. See more »

Quotes

Joel Campbell: It's never quite that easy. You go through the door, and they're never just sitting there waiting for you with a welcoming smile on their face. best you can do is hope they fuck up and do what you can to be there when they do.
Dr. Polly Beilman: And then blame yourself for the killings?
Joel Campbell: Oh, no. I blame the asshole who did them.
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References Se7en (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

DRAGULA
Written by Rob Zombie, Scott Humphrey
Performed by Rob Zombie
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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James Spader and Keanu Reeves....it doesn't get any better than this!
17 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

James Spader in an outstanding performance as a cop tormented by many demons, both in his mind and on the other end of his telephone. Keanu Reeves is every woman's nightmare---a charming killer with the face of an angel and the soul of a demon. Tense, twisting plot, great ending. Gotta own it on DVD...satisfying for both men and women.


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