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Taking Lives (2004)

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An FBI profiler is called in by French Canadian police to catch a serial killer who takes on the identity of each new victim.

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The film starts in the early 1980s. Young Martin Asher took a bus for Canada. He meets another teen on the bus Matt Soulsby. When the bus broke they decided to rent a car and drive to Seattle. On the road the car gets a flat tire, and Matt starts changing the tire Martin comments on how he and Matt are about the same height and he quickly pushes Matt in the way of an oncoming truck causing a huge accident where Matt and the driver both die. He took Matt's guitar and left singing like Matt did. Twenty years later, an FBI profiler, Illeana Scott comes to Canada to help hunting down a serial killer Martin Asher who killed multiple men and lived by their identities. Martin's mother claims that she saw Martin in Quebec city and she tells the police that Martin is evil. The police also has an eyewitness James Costa who saw Asher kill his last victim... Written by victoria

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He Would Kill To Be You.


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Rated R for strong violence including disturbing images, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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19 March 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Elude võtmine  »

Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,458,465 (USA) (19 March 2004)

Gross:

$32,682,342 (USA) (28 May 2004)
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Trivia

A scene was shot in which Illeana drives back to her house with the old pick-up and a branch from a tree falls and breaks the windshield. It took several takes to get the shot, and apparently destroyed the last remaining windshields for the pick-up available anywhere in North America at the time. The scene was not used. See more »

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When Scott is eating breakfast in the restaurant with the other detectives, a French-style police siren can be heard in the background. Canadian police sirens sound just like their American counterparts. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Cashier: Where are you going?
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Connections

Featured in Crime Lab: A 'Taking Lives' (2004) See more »

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Inertia Creeps
Written by Robert Del Naja, Grantley Marshall and Andrew Vowles
Performed by Massive Attack
Courtesy of Virgin Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Entertaining, But Too Easy To Solve
21 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a so-so serial killer movie with good and bad marks. The good marks were mainly for keeping the viewer's interest. You don't fall asleep watching this film. Angeline Jolie looks as good as I've ever seen her, facially and figure-wise.

The film loses marks for an easy-to-solve story, some credibility gaps especially later in the movie and too small a part for Keifer Sutherland to get third billing. He has a very short role in here, hardly worth billing which was a bit disappointing.

Also, the French accents by Jean-Hgues Anglade and Tcheky Karyo were hard for me to understand, forcing me to put on the English subtitles.


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