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Kiss the Girls (1997)

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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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Taglines:

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

Besos que matan See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,215,167, 5 October 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$60,527,873

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,500,000, 8 March 1998
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Denied a cinema release in Virginia, due to the unsolved murders of three girls in the area. It was deemed to be insensitive to the families involved to release the film in the affected communities. See more »

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Alex Cross: How long has this been on the Bureau's wish list?
Kyle Craig: A while.
Alex Cross: Were the other two tied up so extravagantly?
Kyle Craig: Yeah. The guy seems to find square knots tedious. You saw it's Dayton cordage, 7 gauge.
Alex Cross: Yeah. America's favorite. I suppose everything else was too prolific to trace.
Kyle Craig: Guy's a pro. A real student of the game, and an enthusiastic rapist. First two postmortems indicate vaginal tears like I've seldom seen, inflicted hours before death. And then that's it. No prints or fibers. No semen or hair.
Alex Cross: ...
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References The Fugitive (1993) See more »

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I'll Go Crazy
Written and Performed by James Brown
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By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Still better than average.
16 February 2008 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

This movie is not among the best but still has more to offer than the average thriller. This is mostly due to its cast and fine thriller concept, that however doesn't always gets handled well.

Not all plot-lines get handled and wrapped up properly and the movie leaves some loose ends. The movie also picks some not so likely approaches with each story sometimes, which goes at the expensive of the credibility- and therefore also the tension of the movie.

It's a movie that had the potential of becoming a real dark and eerie thriller, I mean the concept of the movie would definitely allow this but the movie gets somewhere stuck between its successful and not so successful thriller moments.

Guess Morgan Freeman wanted to make another "Se7en" like thriller. Well, it's not completely fair to compare this movie to "Se7en" but because Morgan Freeman is in it and it's from about the same period, it's easy and tempting to do so. Also with some imagination the plots and approaches of both movies show some similarities. But unfortunately "Kiss the Girls" is nowhere in the same league as "Se7en" but fans of the genre will still find plenty to enjoy in this movie.

The movie features all of the right required thriller ingredients. So a psychopath, a cop trying to solve the case and of course a couple of plot twists. It also has all the right looks for a thriller. The movie has the right sort of dark undertone and handles some of its moments effectively.

The movie truly benefits from its cast. Morgan Freeman is an experienced actor and always good in these sort of roles. The movie also among other features; Ashley Judd, Cary Elwes, Bill Nunn, Brian Cox and Jeremy Piven.

A better than average thriller.

7/10

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