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Kiss the Girls (1997)

Police hunting for a serial kidnapper are helped when a victim manages to escape for the first time.

Director:

Gary Fleder

Writers:

James Patterson (novel), David Klass (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Morgan Freeman ... Dr. Alex Cross
Ashley Judd ... Kate Mctiernan
Cary Elwes ... Casanova / Nick Ruskin
Alex McArthur ... Sikes
Tony Goldwyn ... Will Rudolph
Jay O. Sanders ... Kyle Craig
Bill Nunn ... Sampson
Brian Cox ... Chief Hatfield
Richard T. Jones ... Seth Samuel
Roma Maffia ... Dr. Ruocco
Jeremy Piven ... Henry Castillo
Gina Ravera ... Naomi Cross
William Converse-Roberts ... Dr. Wick Sachs
Helen Martin ... Nana Cross
Tatyana Ali ... Janell Cross (as Tatyana M. Ali)
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Storyline

Alex Cross, a Washington D.C. cop and forensic psychologist learns that his niece who is going to college in North Carolina is missing. So he goes there and learns that the police think she's among the victims of someone who kidnaps young girls and holds them captive and kills them who dubs himself Cassanova after the great lover. Later Kate, one of his victims, escapes and tries to help Cross find his niece. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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A detective is searching for a deadly collector. His only hope is the woman who got away. See more »


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Rated R for terror, violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

3 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kiss the Girls See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,215,167, 5 October 1997

Gross USA:

$60,527,873

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,527,873
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Gillian Anderson was initially going to play Dr. Kate McTiernan during her hiatus from The X-Files (1993). See more »

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When Cross is talking to the woman in the hospital, his lips are not moving. See more »

Quotes

Kate McTiernan: [Kate is under hypnosis, reliving her escape from Casanova] I hear him, whispering.
Alex Cross: [about Casanova] What does he say?
Kate McTiernan: I can feel his mouth on my ear, his breath. He tells me that he loves me.
Alex Cross: Tell me about his face. Tell me about his eyes. His mouth.
Kate McTiernan: [Kate's breathing begins to quicken] He has no face. A mask! He always wears a mask!
Alex Cross: What kind of mask? What does it look like?
Kate McTiernan: [her breathing slows] It changes. I can't show him that I hate him.
Alex Cross: But you escape. What do you see when you escape?
Kate McTiernan: I ...
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Alternate Versions

Originally, the voice of Casanova was dubbed (though uncredited) by Jeff Kober. In later airings (notably satellite broadcasts), his voice was dubbed by Tony Goldwyn, who also plays Dr. Rudolph (The Gentleman Caller) in the movie. See more »

Connections

References The Collector (1965) See more »

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Sonata No. 1 In G Minor (
Adagio")"
By Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Performed by Sid Page
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Very good adaptation
17 February 2008 | by xredgarnetxSee all my reviews

GIRLS is a very good adaptation of a James Patterson novel about a collector of women. One of those kidnapped is D.C. sleuth Alex Cross' nieces, and Cross (played wonderfully by Morgan Freeman) is soon on the case. Ashley Judd in her prime plays a doctor kidnapped by and who eventually escapes from the masked bad buy. She and Cross eventually track him down in his lair, but the question is will Cross' niece still be alive? The identity of the bad guy will come as no surprise tomost crime film fans, but it's a fun ride getting there. Veteran character actors Bill Nunn, Tony Goldwyn, Brian Cox and Cary Elwes are all along for the ride. Strong direction and suspenseful pacing help immensely. Too bad the follow-up Alex Cross adventure, with Freeman again playing Cross, ALONG CAME A SPIDER, was a dog. Might have made an interesting franchise.


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