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In this mysterious film noir thriller, a serial killer targeting the city's mobsters taunts police with clues and photos left behind at the crime scenes. A veteran cop (Michael Madsen) ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cole Davies / Keris Alfiri
Taylor Spencer
Richard Valbruno (as Michael Meat Loaf Aday)
John Turbino
Tom Shields
Mark Spencer
Dmitri Parramatti
Frank Anderson
Anthony Parramatti
James Whineman


In this mysterious film noir thriller, a serial killer targeting the city's mobsters taunts police with clues and photos left behind at the crime scenes. A veteran cop (Michael Madsen) takes on a rookie partner hoping to crack one last case before retiring. As the web of deception and lies unravels, the truth slowly begins to reveal itself...with deadly consequences for all involved. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

30 September 2005 (Mexico)  »

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Caça a Fantasmas  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Carlos Santiago: This guy kills who he wants, when he wants and where he wants.
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Good first film with great music on a shoestring budget...
14 August 2006 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

Madsen does Madsen like he always does, but here it fits the movie like a glove. The cinematography is outstanding; the Director of Photography deserves an Oscar nod for doing what he did on this budget. The music is spotty, one minute it is near greatness, the next minute it seems forced and mis-matched to the tension of the film. Still, the composer did an incredible job considering his budget. He did the whole thing on a Mac, with a MOTU Traveler using samples and a single recording session with strings only. The kind of atmosphere the director (Kyle Dean Jackson) was able to stir up with such a limited budget is remarkable.

There isn't a poor performance in the bunch, save one: Corey Large. Large has all the passion of a rice cake. The guy simply cannot emote, which is sad because Shannyn Sossamon gives a tour de force performance opposite someone giving her nothing. I am very interested to see what this young director will do next, because he certainly does have what it takes to make a good movie. Frankly I tend to believe that the writer, producer and (uncredited) second director Alan Pao had a LOT to do with this film's excellence. Here's hoping that we'll see many more good things from both Jackson and Pao in the future.

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