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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 overview, first billed only:
Morgan Freeman ... Dr. Alex Cross
Ashley Judd ... Kate Mctiernan
Cary Elwes ... 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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Trivia

Ashley Judd took kick-boxing lessons from stuntman David Lea before filming. She insisted on doing many of her own stunts, but the studio finally put their foot down when she wanted to leap off a 150-foot waterfall. A stuntman, wearing a wig, made the jump instead, narrowly missing the rocks as he plummeted through the falls to the water below. See more »

Goofs

When the police are following the plastic surgeon in California they are using a 4-door car with California license plate 1E49962. "1E" plates are only issued to trucks or station wagons registered to a company. See more »

Quotes

Alex Cross: There are about a dozen predators operating in California now. There's one; male Caucasian, probably early thirties. He's known as the Gentleman Caller. They've been onto him for over a year. And what I realized last night was that his abductions, they follow the ones here by about ten days to two weeks. Matter of fact, it was exactly ten days after Naomi disappeared that a pretty black coed disappeared from UCLA.
Kate McTiernan: So he's doing it there, too.
Alex Cross: Compulsively. And if he follows true to form, he's due...
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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 »

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Referenced in The Movie Show: Episode dated 9 March 1997 (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Now You Do
By Hurricane & Mario Caldato Jr.
Performed by Hurricane
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Special Markets
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good story that doesn't fully deliver in the end
7 March 2007 | by Special-K88See all my reviews

Detective Alex Cross is an experienced, astute forensic psychologist. He's brought from D.C. to Durham to aid in the investigation of a slippery criminal mastermind with a track record for abducting young women who are both beautiful and talented. It becomes personal when one of the abductees is his niece, and he enlists local doctor and former victim Kate McTiernan (Judd) who escaped the same perpetrator and is the only living person who can identify him. Stylish, atmospheric, well-crafted thriller holds your interest, with some effective twists and strong performances from Freeman and Judd, but it builds to a climax that doesn't quite payoff. Still, a respectable showing for all those involved. **½


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

3 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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