Alaska Trooper Jack Holcombe believes Robert Hansen is a serial killer who abducts young girls, tortures and sexually assaults them, then kills them. But Holcombe doesn't have enough evidence to get a search warrant for Hansen's premises. Holcombe knows that one victim, Cyndy Paulsen, somehow survived, so he decides to seek her help, but he finds that she's now a junkie with trust issues. Holcombe has to earn her trust; meanwhile, Hansen is still hunting and killing girls. Written by
In this movie, Nicolas Cage plays the law enforcement officer and John Cusack plays the convict. In Con Air (1997), the roles were reversed; Cusack was the law enforcement officer. See more »
When Sergeant Halcombe meets Mrs. Morehead in a café, a TripAdvisor sticker is on the entrance door. See more »
D.A. Pat Clives:
We'll look these over, get back to you in a few days.
You know, he stalks them like his next trophy animal, he rapes them and kills them. He is probably doing it right now. We don't have a few days!
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The end credits begin with pictures and information about Hansen's known victims See more »
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I have been interested in serial killers for some time now and I am familiar with the real story upon which the movie is based.
Although Cage and Cusack have starred in some sub par movies over the last few years, they are both quite talented and give excellent performances in this effort. However, the real star of the film, perhaps somewhat surprisingly, is Hudgens, who makes her character look very real and believable.
Although the plot has been heavily misused in other films in the past and is not in itself very original, this is not your typical serial- killer movie. The movie manages to be compelling without going over the top with too much gory details. The atmosphere it creates is very authentic - it really takes you back 30 years ago in Alaska, when these gruesome events unfolded.
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