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Jessica, whose father was a serial killer, is a police officer. While investigating a murder, she finds herself in the centre of her own investigation, when her former lovers start dying around her at a furious pace.

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Jessica Shepard is an on the rise police officer of San Francisco's esteemed police department, after having solved a big case about a serial killer. Her mentor John Mills is proud of Jessica as a father would be of his daughter, since Mills was the partner of Jessica's late father. With a newly established promotion, Jessica finds that she might once again have to prove herself in a department that takes no prisoners. Not to mention a new partner named Mike Delmarco, who might be Jessica's next closest thing to a confidant. However, a man has been found dead and the two officers are brought into the investigation. What they find is a surprise when the dead in question was a man Jessica slept with, he being part of a list of one night stands that Jessica has engaged in. Now under suspicion and a terrible drinking problem gnawing at her, Jessica will have to prove to her superiors and to her skeptical partner that she's not the one behind the murders and Mills is one of the few people ... Written by mystic80

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An elusive killer. A brilliant detective. Maybe one and the same? See more »


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Rated R for violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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27 February 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Blackout Murders  »

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$984,664 (Italy) (26 November 2004)

Gross:

$984,664 (Italy) (26 November 2004)
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Trivia

Well-known San Francisco bars and restaurants in the film include Tosca Cafe and Vesuvio, both on Columbus Avenue in the North Beach district, and Red's Java House at Pier 40 on the waterfront. Several scenes were also filmed at the Palace of Fine Arts with its unmistakable rotunda and lagoon. See more »

Goofs

In the Mexican restaurant the level of Shepard's drink changes from shot to shot. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Edmund Cutler: [knife to her neck] I can hear your heart beating. Sounds like you've got an animal in your chest, trying to get out. Sounds like blood. Sounds like flesh.
[starts unzipping her jacket]
Edmund Cutler: What's this? *What* *is* *this*?
Jessica Shepard: It's my gun.
[suddenly overpowers him and he's on the ground]
Edmund Cutler: Don't hurt me!
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Featured in San Francisco: Scene of the Crime (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Up (I Feel Like Being Like a) Sex Machine
by James Brown, Bobby Byrd & Ron Lenhoff (as Ronald Lenhoff)
Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Really bad
23 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Let me begin by saying - I love mysteries/thrillers and I really like Ashley Judd. I think she's a cutie and a pretty good actress. But this movie is really lame.

They (whether it is the screenwriter/director/editor or a combination of all three, I'm not sure) cheat throughout the entire movie. It's hard to explain without giving away the ending but the red herrings that they toss in are just unfair to the viewer.

Also, after having watched all of the back-story on the DVD extras, apparently one of their prime objectives while making this movie was to maintain realism throughout. That's one of my main problems with the script. It was very unrealistic. Although there were probably 50 or 60 glaring errors I will just mention two of them. When the bodies start turning up and it becomes apparent that Judd has slept with them, in real life, she would have been yanked from the case so fast it would have given her whiplash. I talked to a friend of mine, a Dallas police officer, and he agreed wholeheartedly. He said that to keep her on the case would have been laughable.

Speaking of laughable, that is the second problem I have with the movie. Every time Ashley Judd swills down another glass of wine and started to pass out, half of our audience started squirming in their seats (out of embarrassment), the other half just laughed out loud. It was pretty ridiculous. To top it off, the dialog throughout is rather inane.

The ending is as bad as the rest. Save your time on this drivel.


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