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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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Based on a true story.

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

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10 December 2009 (Kuwait)  »

Also Known As:

O Assassino do Alfabeto  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$29,784 (USA) (12 December 2008)
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The film is dedicated in memory of Stuart Rosenberg, mentor of the director. See more »

Goofs

It is mentioned that two of the girls killed had recently been to the aquarium. Rochester, NY does not have an aquarium. See more »

Quotes

[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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Nice concept, pity about the execution.
19 October 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Interesting concept and an OK storyline that had potential to be so much more interesting than what was created.

The audio creates a very creepy atmosphere at times and the CG is quite effective in adding to this eerie atmosphere. For the first 15 minutes, the film started very well and I was hoping to to be thrilled and suspended for the entire length of the movie... No such luck!

The film was poorly executed and the script was bland and uninteresting.

There was hardly any character development and the Heroine in this movie was annoying and useless. The story was disjointed and the characters were just thrown in the mix without much consideration to the plot. The twist in the movie was like having the straightest chip taken out of a Twisties packet. Not much of a twist at all!

The over exaggerated movements and terrible acting of Eliza Dushku contributed to this film's demise. The script fails drastically to address empathy from viewers and within 15 minutes of watching this, I succumbed myself to 83 minutes of mediocrity.

Bitterly disappointed.

This film confirmed to me that Eliza Dushku cannot act at all.


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