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FBI agent Jennifer Marsh is tasked with hunting down a seemingly untraceable serial killer who posts live videos of his victims on the Internet. As time runs out, the cat and mouse chase becomes more personal.

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Detective Eric Box
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Owen Reilly
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Stella Marsh
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Richard Brooks
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Tim Wilks
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Annie Haskins
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Herbert Miller (as Tim deZarn)
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David Williams (as Chris Cousins)
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Arthur James Elmer
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Mrs. Miller
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Richard Weymouth
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Trey Restom
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Storyline

A secret service agent, Jennifer Marsh, gets caught in a very personal and deadly cat-and-mouse game with a serial killer who knows that people (being what they are - both curious and drawn to the dark side of things) will log onto an "untraceable" website where he conducts violent and painful murders LIVE on the net. The more people who log on and enter the website, the quicker and more violently the victim dies. Written by McCormack

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serial killer | website | fbi | internet | cat | See more »

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

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25 January 2008 (USA)  »

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Streaming Evil  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£549,524 (UK) (29 February 2008)

Gross:

£1,517,882 (UK) (14 March 2008)
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Marilyn Deutsch, Pete Ferryman, David Freitas, Jim Hyde, Kimberly Maus, and Kerry Tomlinson are actual newscasters from Portland, Oregon's KPTV Fox 12, and played themselves in the movie. See more »

Goofs

In the motel room, the morning after Griffin's death, Marsh is showing Box a video clip in Windows Media Player. The main blue icon in the toolbar is a "play" button, instead of a "pause" button, which it should be if Media Player is currently playing back a clip. See more »

Quotes

Agent Griffin Dowd: Got the list of them right here. The most common is Heparin; get the dose right you save a life, wrong, got yourself a hemophiliac.
Richard Brooks: So the more people who visit the site, the more the drug is released, and the faster he bleeds.
Agent Jennifer Marsh: That's right, that's what we believe.
Richard Brooks: Well, isn't that wonderful.
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We Have A Mentally Disturbed Generation Of Film Goers!
26 February 2008 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

First of all, even with a scant few trivial character actions that were a tad bit questionable, this film is absolutely - EXCELLENT! How can I say that? Well my wife and I usually get through our bag of popcorn within the first quarter of a film. This time, however, when the film ended we had almost a half bag left - uneaten.

No, it wasn't disgust from anything depicted in the film, it was simply that the film grabbed our attention and virtually never let go.

Now, who am I? Well, I am a scientist and my wife is a British midwife. Yes, we are computer competent and that may be a key element. We are also in our sixties - that may also be another key element.

However, it is my opinion that most of the reviews written here (with the bare exception of the first one), were written by a generation that doesn't really know what terror is. They have been raised by so much simulated on screen violence and fake blood, that virtually nothing scares them anymore.

However again, as a technical consultant, I have traveled to over 30 countries and worked in some brutal and godforsaken areas and witnessed incredible brutality.

Trust me people, there are very scary things and situation in the real world and this film reveals, quite brilliantly, the rapid evolution of one of them within our own society.

For those of you who were not a "bit" frightened, what the hell film did you view?


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