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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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Storyline

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

Illeana (Jolie) almost always conducts a search with her trigger finger wrapped around the grip. The trigger finger moves to straight along the gun, but never seems to be at least in the trigger guard. See more »

Goofs

At the end in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a road sign shows routes 322 and 22. Routes 22 and 322 are both US routes, not Pennsylvania routes, and they do not go through Carlisle. See more »

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[first lines]
Cashier: Where are you going?
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Referenced in 'Hellboy': The Seeds of Creation (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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Well . . . this movie is just dumb
13 March 2004 | by (Woodland Hills, CA) – See all my reviews

What could have been: a serious, scary meditation on the issue of identity, and what someone would do in order to change themselves in the eyes of society.

What this movie is: a callow piece of crap, with no innovation or style whatsoever. This is a retarded "Seven," if you get my drift.

This movie is bad.

Rather than focus on an interesting idea (i.e., a serial killer that takes the identity of others), this film chooses to be about Angelina Jolie looking sexy and thus looses any sort of appeal/suspense value that it might have. I was bored throughout the entire experience.

Ethan Hawke is either terrible or brilliant, depending on your point of view. I can't tell you why without giving something away. Please just stay away from this film for your own sake.


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