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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 ... 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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Campus officials at the University of North Carolina refused to agree to allow filming on campus in Chapel Hill, because of the subject matter of the film. Hence the only UNC-Chapel Hill campus scenes are the flyover shots. There is one other scene shot on UNC's campus. After the flyover shot of Duke Chapel, the next scene is the detectives car turning onto Medical Drive in Chapel Hill.This can be seen by the sign behind the tree which is the old School of nursing sign on Columbia street. See more »

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Kate's hair when she is at the river bank with Alex. 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 don't know. ...
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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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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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USA

Language:

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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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