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The Watcher (I) (2000)

R  |   |  Crime, Horror, Mystery  |  8 September 2000 (USA)
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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 LA 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 send 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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Don't go home alone. See more »


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,062,295 (USA) (8 September 2000)

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ESP 244,682,968 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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In the opening scene, Keanu Reeves dances to the Rob Zombie song "Dragula" while doing kung fu moves behind green lighting. This is a homage to his previous blockbuster, The Matrix (1999). See more »

Goofs

In the photo shop, Campbell calls Jane Doe I's home and Griffin answers. Campbell then asks his policemen to trace the call when he had consulted her employee file to get the phone number. And anyway, why wasn't he already on his way? See more »

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[Joel surrenders his gun to David in the cemetery - they begin to walk and David has the gun pointing downwards - a loud bang is heard]
David Allen Griffin: Wow. It's loaded.
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James Spader and Keanu Reeves....it doesn't get any better than this!
17 February 2001 | by (Florida) – 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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