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Suspect Zero (2004)

R  |   |  Crime, Thriller  |  27 August 2004 (USA)
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A mysterious serial killer is hunting other serial killers - and one FBI agent suspects there may be more to the vigilante than they imagine.

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Raymond Starkey
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Storyline

When Dallas FBI Agent Thomas Mackelway violates serial killer Raymond Starkey's civil rights during an unorthodox arrest, Starkey goes free and Mackelway is demoted to a remote branch of the agency in Albuquerque. His first day on the job, Mackelway investigates the murder of a traveling salesman Harold Speck, which turns out to be the first of three seemingly random killings. Or perhaps they are not random at all; the last to die is Mackelway's nemesis, Raymond Starkey. The assignment consumes him. His past mistakes haunt him. His head throbs constantly as he tries to find the link between the victims that will lead him to their killer. The case becomes increasingly gruesome and patently personal. This does not go unnoticed by his unflappable partner Fran Kulok, who knows of Mackelway's past and the demons that afflict him. Like Mackelway, she becomes drawn into the labyrinth of chilling clues, all of which point to the enigmatic Benjamin O'Ryan. O'Ryan clearly has a connection to ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for violent content, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,446,375 (USA) (27 August 2004)

Gross:

$8,712,564 (USA) (15 October 2004)
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Richard Friedenberg, Ben Affleck, and Paul Schrader all worked on rewriting the script before Billy Ray. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1 min) The agents are trying to pinpoint missing people on a map with locations marked with yellow push-pins. One of the people missing was from Dyersville, Iowa which is strange for 2 reasons: 1. the dot is located in the south-central portion of the state hinting that it may be the capital Des Moines and 2. Dyersville is in the far eastern part of the state while the lead agent points to eastern Nebraska. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Benjamin O'Ryan: I'm so tired, I so tired. Thank you.
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Crazy Credits

The opening Paramount logo is brown (to resemble the desert) and the water in the Intermedia logo is black. See more »

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Referenced in Incident at Loch Ness (2004) See more »

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As the movie plot developed, so did my enjoyment...
4 June 2005 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie started off pretty slowly but if you are of those people who don't mind waiting for a good ending to a good psychological thriller, this movie is for you! I read a few comments and one said it was "OK" and when I reached the climax of the movie, I said to myself "What the heck?! Only OK?". I was on the edge of my seat for the last 15 minutes of the movie and everything all came together quite nicely. If I were to compare it to any other movies I would say that this is "Se7en" mixed with a little "Memento" for the twists and turns in a dark thriller-type movie. I don't know if I would watch it again, but that is solely for the fact that I know what happens and finding out the "truth" was the culminating event that made this movie worth watching.


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