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While investigating a series of murders, a homicide detective becomes the prime suspect when the FBI uncovers his close personal ties to all the victims. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ray Liotta ... Jack Verdon

Christian Slater ... Agent Vuckovitch

Ving Rhames ... Captain Langley
Gisele Fraga ... Ana Verdon

Sarah Ann Schultz ... Jenny Thames

Michael Rodrick ... John Lee

Melora Walters ... Agent Glover
Chris Leblanc ... Detective Soter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Raymond J. Barry ... Trent Verdon
Serena Caryl ... Rebecca
Trent A. Chastain ... Jack's newborn son
C.R. Clatworthy ... Thomas Lincoln
Wes Deitrick ... Sully

Cindy Dolenc ... Annie Locke

Alex Donnolo ... Young Jack - age 19

Tony Doupe ... Lynch

Kelly B. Eviston ... Coroner

Aaron Farb ... Michael Richards
Rachel Handler ... Body double
Nike Imoru ... Sarah Parker

Kent Kimball ... Detective

Michelle Krusiec ... Sung Li

Robert Sean Parker ... Cemetery Worker (as Sean Parker)
Dominic Salvatore ... Young Jack Verdon
Sali Sayler ... Lisa Lincoln
Adrienne Thommes ... Murder Victim
Vanessa Toll ... Ellie Nelson

Patrick Treadway ... Father Harlan
Scott Alan Berk ... Cop #2 (uncredited)
Trey Donner ... Coroner's Assistant (uncredited)
Aaron A. Fink ... Creep in Market (uncredited)
Aaron Kimling ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Kenny Parks Jr. ... Cafe Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Rich Cowan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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Produced by
Steve Anderson .... producer
Rich Cowan .... producer
Marc Dahlstrom .... line producer
Howard Kerbel .... executive producer
Jason McKee .... producer (as Jason Mckee)
Richard Salvatore .... executive producer
Sarah Ann Schultz .... producer
Daniel Toll .... producer
Taye Voye .... producer
Original Music by
Pinar Toprak 
Cinematography by
Dan Heigh 
Film Editing by
Jason A. Payne 
Casting by
Nike Imoru 
Production Design by
Vincent DeFelice 
Set Decoration by
Dan Beyer 
Costume Design by
Lisa Caryl-Vukas  (as Lisa Caryl)
Makeup Department
Amy Bruscoe .... makeup artist
Emily Chisholm .... makeup artist
Trista Jordan .... makeup department head
Mike Meyers .... hair stylist
Production Management
Juan A. Mas .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam C. Boyd .... second assistant director
Jared Briley .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Craig Binkley .... key armourer
cdavid cottrill .... property master (as Cdavid Hall-cottrill)
Michael Ruby .... key scenic
Angela J. Smith .... lead
Sound Department
Aaron Breeden .... sound re-recording mixer
Aaron Breeden .... supervising sound editor
Adam Breeden .... foley artist
Adam Breeden .... sound editor
Jackie Johnson .... adr recordist
Mark McBryde .... adr mixer
Mark O'Russa .... boom operator
Mark O'Russa .... dialogue editor
Tom Taylor .... production sound mixer
Special Effects by
Beau Crouch .... special effects props
James Pendleton .... special effects crew
Conor Wing .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Travis Berry .... visual effects artist
Jason McKee .... visual effects artist (as Jason Mckee)
Jason McKee .... visual effects supervisor (as Jason Mckee)
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark L. Anderson .... b camera operator
Pat Ficek .... grip
Bryan Gosline .... set grip
Devin Greenman .... data wrangler
Nate Heyer .... best boy electric
Paul Mayne .... camera operator
Pete Moroz .... still photographer
Chris Purkiss .... lighting technician
Mike Vukas .... gaffer
Bob Webeck .... first assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alayna Caryl .... wardrobe supervisor
Rebecca Cook .... key costumer
Renae Meredith .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Travis Berry .... assistant editor
Location Management
Phil Andrade .... location manager
Pete Moroz .... location manager
Transportation Department
Katie Dougherty .... driver: cast
Shannon Freeman .... driver: cast
Lance Hruza .... driver: honeywagon
Mike Kjolso .... transportation coordinator
Shawn Odom .... transportation captain
Jason Yarbrough .... driver: hair/makeup combo
Other crew
Laurent Boyé .... international publicist (as Laurent Boye)
Brigid Carey .... production assistant
Bob Corff .... dialect coach
Cheryl Cowan .... script supervisor
Amanda M. Davis .... production assistant
Trey Donner .... key set production assistant
Aaron A. Fink .... production assistant
Amber Grunte .... production coordinator
Heidi Habib .... assistant production coordinator
Brad Harland .... production accountant
Justina Renoud .... craft service
Mary C. Rolfes .... production coordinator
Shay Smith .... intern

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Rated R for disturbing violent content, graphic nudity and language including sexual references
92 min
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26 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Good serial murder mystery, 7 September 2011
Author: paulimiles from Australia

Okay, there's been a plethora of serial murder type movies in the last 20 years. Is this just another one ? Probably. It's not exactly ground breaking but it is fast paced and keeps you guessing. It is unique in some ways because although it exposes the killer fairly early on it conceals their motive until late in the movie. I've always considered Ray Liotta a 'B Grade' actor, guilty far too often of merely reading his lines and showing fake emotion. Whilst there are times when he's guilty of these shortcomings again in this movie, his performance for most part is solid and convincing. The support cast is equally strong and the underrated Christian Slater also shines but is sadly lacking in screen time. A haunting soundtrack and tight dialogue makes for enjoyable movie if the genre is your thing. Recommended viewing 8/10

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A remake... RickB56
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Ok, if you don't take it too seriously! foundhorizon
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So this kind of worked for me. MAJOR SPOILERS. luxmissus
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