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The Alphabet Killer (2008)

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Based on the true story of the double initial killings in Rochester, NY.

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In Rochester, a pre-teen girl is abducted, raped, and murdered. Detective Megan Paige investigates: she works long hours obsessively, and soon she's seeing visions of the dead girl. The FBI profiles the killer as a spontaneous drifter, lucky not to get caught; Megan thinks he's local and a methodical planner. She notes that the victim's first and last names and the place the body was left start with "C." When a second murder follows the same pattern, Megan is vindicated, but her obsessions get the best of her, and her mental state impedes her work. With the help of medication, therapy, and a friend, can she regain her equilibrium and catch the alphabet killer? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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10 December 2009 (Kuwait)  »

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O Assassino do Alfabeto  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,000 (USA) (7 November 2008)

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$29,784 (USA) (12 December 2008)
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Based on the true story of the double initial killings in Rochester, NY. See more »

Goofs

After speaking with the Webster Police Department the officers are going to their car in a parking garage. There is no parking garage in the village of Webster. See more »

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[first lines]
Megan Paige: Mostly the job is to ask questions. The frustrating part, the part that drives you crazy, is that the people you really want to talk to are dead.
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References The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

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Skeleton (She's So Cool)
Written by Nils Alpha / Jukka Sebatian
Performed by Alpha Kids
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Eliza Dushku (Megan Paige) was as distractingly B 'class' as this film.
4 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Eliza Dushku (Megan Paige) was simply distracting. The film was dull with terribly stereotypical characters. Simple as that.

i just lost interest in the film. I honestly don't understand how other reviews hype Eliza's performance as 'amazing.' I was not impressed. Unfortunately, the only memorable piece of the film was her bland, unconvincing, portrayal of the lead role. She seemed confused, and noticeably self-conscious throughout the film. She is a very pretty girl, and maybe she has chops, but i'm still not confident she does yet.

If you're looking for a run-of-the-mill serial killer flick and you are easily drawn into stories despite sub-par acting.. This film may be a decent couple hours of mindless entertainment. If you are looking for anything else.... Im afraid you will not find it in this movie.


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