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The Alphabet Killer (2008)

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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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$29,784 (USA) (12 December 2008)
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In the group scene, the guy who plays Tim, is Nate Dushku. Eliza Dushku's real life brother. See more »

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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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Fairly creepy, with an interesting story
6 February 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I like films about killers, especially those with an interesting little story or something that makes them a bit different. The Alphabet Killer doesn't disappoint in this respect.

I'll admit, the start was pretty poor, I felt it was quite disjointed and it seemed as though a lot of scenes that should have been there to develop the plot were on the cutting-room floor. However, once we get into the middle and latter stages of the film, we definitely see a marked improvement.

I think Eliza Dushku played her role well in this, and I felt the slant of Megan's mental illness playing such a large part in the story made her character more believable, and added interest to the film.

Overall, this was a nicely put together film. It had little gore or anything really adult-themed, so if that's what you're after this isn't for you. If you want a killer movie portrayed more through the eyes of the main detective than is usual, you might like this. Yeah, you'll probably suss it out, but that's half the fun.


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