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

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27 August 2004 (USA)  »

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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

Sheriff Harry Dylan: [about victim] Fella's name is Harold Speck, traveling salesman from T or C.
Thomas Mackelway: T or C?
Sheriff Harry Dylan: Truth or Consequences. It's a town, slick.
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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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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 28 August 2004 (2004) See more »

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(1979)
Written by David Lawrence Hlubek (as Dave Hlubek), Danny Joe Brown and Banner Harvey Thomas (as Banner H. Thomas)
Performed by Molly Hatchet
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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" Don't begrudge me, a final wish, . . .Death by Cop "
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E. Elias Merhige is the director of this fine movie, filmed in New Mexico and written by Zak Penn. The tale is that of F.B.I. Agent Thomas Mackelway (Aaron Eckhart), a superior investigator who soon tracks down and nabs a brutal serial killer. Unfortunately, his methods are such that the case against the suspect is thrown out, allowing the killer to escape justice. Mackelway is demoted and transferred to Albuquerque, where he is assigned to a a similar case involving yet, another serial killer and meets an old partner Fran Kulok (Carrie-Anne Moss). What Mackelway soon discovers is that all the clues of his prime suspect, Benjamin O'Ryan (Ben Kingsley) for these new grisly killings, may be the key to solving a series of other unsolved murders. The film is a dark drama centering on a collection of twists and turns involving a mysterious government agency called the Orion Project. Ben Kingsley gives an excellent performance and the cast excels in creating a superb movie worthy of being seen by all. Recommend for all Kingsley fans. ****


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