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Identity -- Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rainstorm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one.

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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Michael Cooney (written by)
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Release Date:
25 April 2003 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The secret lies within. See more »
Plot:
Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain-storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Edge of the seat thriller See more (700 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Cusack ... Ed

Ray Liotta ... Rhodes

Amanda Peet ... Paris

John Hawkes ... Larry

Alfred Molina ... Dr. Malick

Clea DuVall ... Ginny

John C. McGinley ... George York

William Lee Scott ... Lou

Jake Busey ... Robert Maine

Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Malcolm Rivers

Rebecca De Mornay ... Caroline Suzanne (as Rebecca DeMornay)

Carmen Argenziano ... Defense Lawyer
Marshall Bell ... District Attorney

Leila Kenzle ... Alice York

Matt Letscher ... Assistant District Attorney

Bret Loehr ... Timmy York

Holmes Osborne ... Judge Taylor
Frederick Coffin ... Detective Varole

Joe Hart ... Bailiff Jenkins

Michael Hirsch ... Naked Businessman

Terence Bernie Hines ... Bailiff
Stuart M. Besser ... Frozen Body (as Stuart Besser)

Directed by
James Mangold 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Michael Cooney (written by)

Produced by
Stuart M. Besser .... executive producer (as Stuart Besser)
Dixie J. Capp .... associate producer
Cathy Konrad .... producer
 
Original Music by
Alan Silvestri 
 
Cinematography by
Phedon Papamichael 
 
Film Editing by
David Brenner 
 
Casting by
Lisa Beach 
Sarah Katzman 
 
Production Design by
Mark Friedberg 
 
Art Direction by
Jess Gonchor 
 
Set Decoration by
Cindy Carr 
 
Costume Design by
Arianne Phillips 
 
Makeup Department
Catherine Childers .... hair stylist
Scott H. Eddo .... makeup department head
Jane Galli .... makeup department head
Jake Garber .... special makeup effects artist
Jonathan Hanousek .... hair stylist supervisor
Katharine Kremp .... hair stylist: Mr. Liotta
Katharine Kremp .... key hair stylist
Robert Kurtzman .... special makeup effects supervisor
Judy Lovell .... key makeup artist
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup effects supervisor (as Gregory Nicotero)
Nanci Cascio .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
John Anthony .... production supervisor
Stuart M. Besser .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rick Avery .... second unit director
Rosemary C. Cremona .... second assistant director (as Rosemary Cremona)
Maria Mantia .... second second assistant director
Nicholas Mastandrea .... first assistant director (as Nick Mastandrea)
 
Art Department
Ruben Abarca .... drapery foreman
Ron Ashmore .... paint supervisor
Oana Bogdan .... set designer
Shane Buckallew .... plaster foreman
Sam Dean .... welder
Alex DiGerlando .... art department assistant
Christopher Elledge .... set dresser
Josh Ian Elliott .... on-set dresser (as Josh Elliott)
Steve A. Hagberg .... construction coordinator
Sarah Harwich .... construction purchaser
Glenn Hoofman .... plaster foreman
Bart C. Hubenthal .... set dresser
Alan James .... painter
John Paul 'J.P.' Jones .... property master
Miguel López-Castillo .... assistant art director
Michael McCombe .... greens foreman
Marc Messenger .... storyboard artist
Chris Nakayama .... propmaker
Victoria Ruskin .... set designer
Rick C. Taplin .... art department assistant
Freddy Waff .... lead man
Cheree Welsh .... art department coordinator
Perry E. Ellis .... set dresser (uncredited)
John P. Goldsmith .... set designer (uncredited)
Amber Haley .... set buyer (uncredited)
J. Bryan Holloway .... sculptor (uncredited)
Victor M. Shannon .... plasterer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jessy Bender .... sound utility
Joseph Bonn .... first assistant sound editor
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gary Bourgeois)
Matthew Dettmann .... foley artist
John Dunn .... sound editor
Donald Flick .... sound editor
Howell Gibbens .... supervising sound effects editor
Matthew P. Hanson .... assistant sound editor (as Matthew Hanson)
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist
Kevin Hyde .... boom operator
Larry Kemp .... sound editor
Sean Landeros .... sound recordist
Howard London .... adr mixer
James Morioka .... sound effects editor
Greg Orloff .... sound re-recording mixer
Ken Strain .... boom operator
Jim Stuebe .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Ron Bolanowski .... special effects coordinator
Rich E. Cordobes .... special effects technician
John Fleming .... special effects
Chiz Hasegawa .... coordinator: KNB EFX Group
William D. Lee .... special effects
Ian C. McArthur .... special effects technician
Matt McDonnell .... special effects technician
Greg Nicotero .... puppeteer (as Gregory Nicotero)
Richard Stutsman .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
David Ebner .... digital effects supervisor: Computercafe
Julia Frey .... visual effects producer
Vicki Galloway-Weimer .... visual effects producer: CafeFX (as Vicki Galloway Weimer)
Anthony Harris .... digital color timer
Bruce Harris .... digital compositor
Robert Rowles .... compositor
Robert Stromberg .... visual effects supervisor: Digital Backlot
Patrick Zentis .... compositing supervisor: Digital Backlot
Jeff Barnes .... executive producer: Computercafe (uncredited)
Attila Veress .... film recorder operator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Brian Avery .... utility stunts
Rick Avery .... stunt coordinator
Tom Harper .... stunts
Brett A. Jones .... stunts
Brian Machleit .... stunts
Caryn Mower .... stunt double: Leila Kenzle
Eric Norris .... stunts
Michelle Sebek .... stunt double
Brian Simpson .... stunts
Darlene Ava Williams .... stunt double: Rebecca DeMornay
Jennifer Caputo .... stunt double: Amanda Peet (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeff Andrus .... grip
Brad Boyer .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Craig A. Brink .... rigging gaffer
Jeff Chassler .... second unit gaffer
Eric M. Davis .... lighting technician
Sean Devine .... best boy grip
Christopher Franey .... set lighting technician
Ray Garcia .... key grip
Cory Geryak .... chief lighting technician
Bob Hall .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Ryan Huston .... electrician
David Luckenbach .... Steadicam operator
David Luckenbach .... camera operator
Daniel C. McFadden .... assistant camera
David McMillan .... dimmer board operator
Andrew Osborne .... assistant camera
Paul Sanchez .... camera operator
Philip Shanahan .... assistant camera
Matthew J. Siegel .... camera operator: second unit
Dan Squires .... additional second assistant camera
Larry Sushinski .... assistant chief lighting technician
Suzanne Tenner .... still photographer
Brian Woronec .... lighting technician
Steve Zvorsky .... lighting technician (uncredited)
David Schmalz .... video assist operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jennifer Bender .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Terry Anderson .... key costumer
Lorraine Crossman .... costumer
Jo Kissack .... set costumer
Carlane Passman .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Sara Cueva .... apprentice editor
Quincy Z. Gunderson .... assistant editor
Dale Jones .... avid technician
Michael McCusker .... associate editor
Jim Passon .... color timer
Michael Rafferty .... assistant editor
David Reale .... first assistant editor
Valance Eisleben .... high definition editorial services (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bill Abbott .... music editor: temp music (as William Abbott)
David Bifano .... scoring coordinator
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
George Doering .... musician
Mark Eshelman .... scoring crew
Kenneth Karman .... music editor
Jason Lloyd .... scoring crew
Adam Michalak .... score recordist
Bill Pearson .... music engineer
John Rodd .... orchestral scoring recordist
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer
Alan Silvestri .... conductor
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Jacqueline Tager .... assistant music editor
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Pat Weber .... scoring technician
Mark Graham .... music copyist (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Chris Basso .... production van driver operator
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Dan Marrow .... transportation coordinator
Pamela Monroe .... transportation office coordinator
Mark Valdez .... driver: cast
John Embry .... driver: cast (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Benjamin Adams .... production accountant
Olivier Agostini .... set production assistant
Ricky Andres .... production assistant
Bianca Arvin .... assistant to producer
Barry Barclay .... assistant production office coordinator
Michael Boretz .... production secretary
Michele A. Carmel .... production coordinator
Rupert Cole .... production assistant
Kyle Cooper .... title designer
Jason Cox .... production assistant
Chad Hammel .... production assistant
Michael B. Johnson .... first assistant accountant
Bruce Kaye .... assistant: Mr. Mangold
Gary Kurashige .... on-set medic
Aurelie Levy .... assistant: John Cusack
Andrew Lipschultz .... unit publicist
Brian MacAslan .... stand-in
Lindsay McCracken .... assistant: Mr. Cusack
Caitlin McFarland .... production intern
Jeremy Mullen .... set production assistant
Nikolette Orlandou .... production assistant
Jennifer Priebe .... production assistant
Ned R. Shapiro .... location manager
Shannon Shea .... shop foreman
Sheila Waldron .... script supervisor
Chris Castaldi .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence and language
Runtime:
90 min | USA:91 min (alternate DVD version)
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
There was some location shooting in Lancaster and other places in Los Angeles County, but the majority of the movie was shot on an enormous sound stage at Sony Studios in Culver City (the same studio that once housed the set for the Emerald City in The Wizard of Oz (1939)).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Caroline is talking on the phone while underway in the limo, the digital speedometer clearly reads 0 mph.See more »
Quotes:
[first Lines]
Malcolm Rivers:As I was going up the stairs, I met a man who wasn't there. He wasn't there again today. I wish, I wish he'd go away.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
Win Music Season 19See more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the Theatrical Version and the Extended Version?
Can someone please explain the ending?
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194 out of 233 people found the following review useful.
Edge of the seat thriller, 11 November 2004
Author: gardenwriter from Northeastern PA

I've never before seen a film that made me sit on the edge of my seat practically from the opening credits. And I never got to sit back.

This was a psychological thriller of the best type. There is plenty of opportunity for you to nominate the "bad guy" and while you may be right in a sense you will probably also be wrong. The ending is a real shocker - and I suspect that the typical reaction of many viewers is to say "No way" - but if you think about it, it is the only possible ending. But you have to think about it - and the film is so action-filled that you never have time. SO the realization must come after the closing credits roll.

I'd never seen John Cusack in anything but a comedy before (except for a film called "Max", but I saw that before I knew who Cusack was). He pulled off drama equally as well as he does comedy. An impressive talent.

And an impressive film.

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