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Untraceable (2008)

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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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Female Cop #3
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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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A cyber killer has finally found the perfect accomplice: You. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 January 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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Trivia

Colin Hanks' serial-dater character mentions Peggy the secretary as an upcoming date. This is a nod to Hanks' appearance on Mad Men (2007) - Hanks plays Father John Gill, a priest who becomes acquainted with Peggy the secretary (played by Elisabeth Moss). See more »

Goofs

When the forum posts are being shown at the end of the movie, new posts show a time stamp of "> 1 minute" ago. It should be "<" for less than. See more »

Quotes

[online, Griffin sits in a chamber with sulfuric acid pumping into it]
Detective Eric Box: If that's water in that tank, pretty soon he's going to be sitting in battery acid.
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Connections

Referenced in Prosecuting Casey Anthony (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Let Me Take That
Written by Raney Shockne, Jeeve and Michael Angelo Garcia [aka Indijinouz]
Performed by Dirty Dollarz
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Good enough to be worth your while, probably not to own.
25 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

The movie had a few things going in its favor. For one, it used reasonable technology and background, so the story wasn't far-fetched. Secondly, and most importantly in my eyes, it did NOT go for shock value. It didn't try to use gore to elicit a reaction from the crowd. Not to say that some scenes weren't rough on the eyes, but it was far from a Saw or Hostel. Thirdly, it honestly kept me on the edge of my seat for a good portion of the movie. And lastly, the ending does not drag itself out. It ends at the logical point.

That having been said, this movie will not change your life. It's a little bit of a commentary on society, but moreso, it's just an entertaining movie to watch.


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