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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 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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Smart Girls. Pretty Girls. Missing Girls. See more »


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

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Trivia

Cross is seen training boxers at the start of the movie. Morgan Freeman would train boxers on films again in Million Dollar Baby (2004) , the role that netted him an Oscar. Also The Power of One (1992). See more »

Goofs

When they are pursuing the plastic surgeon on to Pacific Coast Highway they are shown following him through the McClure Tunnel. The next shot is an overhead shot of them going down the ramp that merges in to PCH from Ocean Ave with the exit of the tunnel to the right. See more »

Quotes

Nick Ruskin: [while driving through college campus] We've liaisoned with the campus police, posted fliers. Figure someone had to see somethin' important.
Alex Cross: An environment fit for blending. For you a security nightmare. For him, paradise.
Nick Ruskin: We're gonna get this animal.
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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

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.158 (2009) See more »

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I Need Money
By Marc London & Timothy Moore
Performed by Fflame
Courtesy of Robbins Entertainment
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good cast, not so hot script
13 June 2007 | by lenfan91See all my reviews

Cary Elwes does an incredible job as Nick Ruskin. He acts with perfect emotion for every particular scene and brings a unique feel to the character portrayed in the book. Elwes does superb acting in this film, and really displays his range. After reading the novel, I was surprised by Freemans casting. He impressed me with his comittment to the character, however, during the film he seemed over-dramatic taking away from the realism of the story (what makes the film and novel so terrorizing). Ashley Judd played Kate McTieran well and portrayed Pattersons heroine with the courage and bravery expected. Where the movie falls short is in the script. The adaptation leaves out numerous key elements to the story. What makes the plot so riveting is the psychological trauma Cassanova and the Gentleman caller force onto their captives. With brief scenes portraying the womens captivity, they film takes away from the character development of the murderers and focuses too heavily on superfluous tidbits not necessary to the story. If you are seeking a true thriller, you may want to choose another movie. Although the film is entertaining and the acting decent, the novel is much better and the thriller genre is better utilized in other films.


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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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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