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Identity -- Ten strangers become stranded at a desert motel by a violent storm and quickly find themselves being murdered one by one.
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:
1 win & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Like a hit to the head from left field See more (713 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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
Christopher Allen Nelson .... special makeup effects 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
Desmond Cannon .... post-production supervisor
Desmond Cannon .... studio executive post-production
Kevin Flatow .... assistant 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
Will Thayer .... carpenter
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
Darrell Burgess .... special effects technician
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
Clark Templeman .... special effects technician
 
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
Peter Thoren .... video assist
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)
 
Location Management
Ned R. Shapiro .... location manager
 
Music Department
Bill Abbott .... music editor: temp music (as William Abbott)
David Bifano .... scoring coordinator
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
George Doering .... musician
Mark Eshelman .... scoring crew
Kenneth Karman .... music editor
Jason Lloyd .... scoring crew
Adam Michalak .... score recordist
William Pearson .... music engineer (as Bill Pearson)
John Rodd .... orchestral scoring recordist
Marni Sanders .... copyist
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
Siobhan Claridy .... second assistant accountant
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
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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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA15+ | Brazil:16 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:18A (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-16/13 (2012 reform re-rating) | Finland:K-15/13 (original rating) | France:12 | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | India:A | Japan:PG-12 | Malaysia:18SG | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:16 (canton of the Grisons) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #38872)

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:
Continuity: In the beginning sequence, Malcolm repeats a question in Spanish, "¿Cuál es la punta de vivir?" (What is the point of living?). Later, while taking pictures and explaining why he left the Police Department, he reiterates that question in Spanish as Ed, wording it a little differently - "¿QUÉ es la punta de vivir?" (emphasis added). Different words, both meaning "what" but used in different situations - "Cuál" would be the appropriate word in this question.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:
Soundtrack:
All My LifeSee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the Theatrical Version and the Extended Version?
Can someone please explain the ending?
When and how did Malcolm kill anyone ?
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93 out of 103 people found the following review useful.
Like a hit to the head from left field, 23 January 2007
Author: the_yellow_brick_road from Australia

This movie totally surprised me on every level. I had never even heard of it until recently; when an observant video store clerk noticed how many thrillers I was hiring and suggested it.

Having missed it at the movies, I figured it would be the usual B-grade mystery murder flick, a bit of fun at best. Instead this movie had me hooked from the opening sequence; I almost thought they'd put the wrong DVD in the box!

The story is like one big twisted, turning tunnel- with barely a glimmer of a light at the end. The cast is great, the setting appropriately scary- with no short measure of red herrings to keep you guessing.

The cast really delivers too; the characters are diverse and given enough attention to keep you engaged but not so much as to slow the action down. John Cusack is in fine form as the easily likable ex-cop trying to hold it all together; Jake Busey plays the psychotic to perfection as usual.

I don't usually go in for gore, but there's really barely more than a few hints of blood & guts. Definitely one to watch in the dark with a group of friends to scare the hell out of yourselves. You won't regret this one.

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