A troubled detective enters a simulation of the last few minutes of a woman's life in order to catch a spree-killer.

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Thoughtcrimes (TV Movie 2003)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Freya McAllister suddenly starts hearing voices in her head on the night of her High School Prom. From then on her future ends and she is diagnosed as a violent schizophrenic and committed ... See full summary »

Director: Breck Eisner
Stars: Navi Rawat, Joe Flanigan, Peter Horton
Sahara (2005)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Master explorer Dirk Pitt goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War battleship known as the "Ship of Death" in the deserts of West Africa while helping a WHO doctor being hounded by a ruthless dictator.

Director: Breck Eisner
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Penélope Cruz, Steve Zahn
The Crazies (2010)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

About the inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply.

Director: Breck Eisner
Stars: Radha Mitchell, Timothy Olyphant, Danielle Panabaker
The Invisible Man (2000–2002)
Comedy | Thriller | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A thief and conman is given the means to become invisible, and ends up working for a government agency.

Stars: Vincent Ventresca, Paul Ben-Victor, Shannon Kenny
Fear Itself (TV Series 2008)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A television series broken down into 13 separate 60-minute films from premiere horror writers and directors.

Stars: Margherita Donato, Valerie White, Marie Zydek
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The last witch hunter is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history.

Director: Breck Eisner
Stars: Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood
Taken (TV Mini-Series 2002)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Three families experience alien abductions over a period of five decades.

Stars: Dakota Fanning, Matt Frewer, Emily Bergl
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Now out of prison but still disgraced by his peers, Gordon Gekko works his future son-in-law, an idealistic stock broker, when he sees an opportunity to take down a Wall Street enemy and rebuild his empire.

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Michael Douglas, Carey Mulligan
Beyond (TV Movie 2006)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A global crises forces scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to begin a new space race.

Director: Breck Eisner
Stars: Marcos Akiaten, Eric Andersen, June Angela
Action | Thriller

The FBI searches for a terrorist living in the wilderness.

Director: Breck Eisner
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Detective John Grant / Killer
...
Chief
...
Officer Santiago
...
Victim
Edit

Storyline

A troubled detective enters a simulation of the last few minutes of a woman's life in order to catch a spree-killer.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 July 1996 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was Breck Eisner's MFA thesis film for the University of Southern California. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Short on story but long on good visuals
27 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

I have to agree with the other commentary writer you mentioned that the leadup to this was great but the ending left a little to be desired. High productions values and attention to detail abound, but the lesson that the good short story or film is only as good as its climax was somehow ignored. It just goes to show how important the script is to proceedings. As a Masters Film it was only average. I expected better from the director of Sahara, a good fun satisfying movie. But it is worth the watch for the visuals and the good sound design (which admittedly at times grated on the senses - less is more).

7/10


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Recon (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?