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Suspect Zero (2004)

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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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Highway Patrolman
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Raymond Starkey
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Loretta
Ellen Blake ...
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William B. Johnson ...
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Sheriff Harry Dylan
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Bud Granger
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Bill Grieves
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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 traveling salesman Harold Speck, which turns out to be the first of three seemingly random killings. 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, and his head throbs constantly as he tries to find the link between the victims that will lead him to their killer while 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 ... 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)  »

Also Known As:

Nulti osumljičeni  »

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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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This is the first movie Carrie-Anne Moss did after The Matrix (1999) trilogy that she has been known for. See more »

Goofs

There is a spelling error of the word 'condensed' (spelled condenced) on O'Ryan's FBI psychological evaluation when Mackelway is reading it See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Harry Dylan: [about victim] Fella's named 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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References Deep Red (1975) See more »

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The Night Is for Dreamers
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Written by Robert Williams
Performed by Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys
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By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Something Was Lacking
2 July 2005 | by (Seoul, Republic of Korea) – See all my reviews

As I followed this film from beginning to end, I enjoyed the revelations of the various twists and I felt that the film even seemed to have a natural and proper progression to it, but at the same time, I felt that there was something very large missing. I think that the director ended up inserting the punchlines with too much subtlety, and the acting was too routine, while the action was too constant to be shocking or surprising... Whatever it may be, the film was lacking something large. The combination of all of the above seems to kill the feeling and plot of the film.

I couldn't help but feel utterly indifferent in some parts of the film which are supposed to be exciting and thrilling, and this caused the film to let me down. I am not sure who is to blame, but in the end, this interesting plot with a lot of potential turned into 'just another movie.'


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