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Eye of the Beholder (1999)

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A private eye shadows a female serial killer of men all over the U.S. without her knowing as he, strangely enough, occasionally acts as her guardian angel.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Eye
... Joanna
... Alexander Leonard
... Dr. Jeanne Brault
... Hilary
... Gary
Anne-Marie Brown ... Lucy Wilson
Kaitlin Brown ... Lucy Wilson
... Mickey Argyle
... Paul Hugo
... Mr. Hugo Sr.
Janine Theriault ... Nathy
... Toohey
Maria Revelins ... Ms. Keenan
Lisa Forget ... Nurse
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Storyline

British Consulate investigator Det. Stephen Wilson, a.k.a. the Eye, comes across a disturbed lady serial-killer while on an otherwise mundane assignment. Already a bit psychologically fragile from his wife's abrupt removal of herself and their daughter from his life (with the lingering memory of his daughter haunting him like a manifest ghost), his psychosis as a displaced dad dovetails with the femme fatale's psychosis as an abandoned daughter (crying "Merry Christmas, Daddy" over her expired victims). A bond forms, or, rather, an obsession, as the Eye abandons his job to secretively stalk this mysterious woman full-time as she visits many major U.S. cities under various names, leaving numerous victims. Written by statmanjeff

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Obsession is in the eye of the beholder.


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Rated R for some strong violence, sexuality, language and brief drug content | See all certifications »

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28 January 2000 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£103,455 (United Kingdom), 11 June 2000, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,959,447, 30 January 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,459,004, 26 March 2000
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One of the four films that received an "F" CinemaScore from audiences upon their release in 2000, along with Dr. T & the Women (2000), Lost Souls (2000) and Lucky Numbers (2000). See more »

Goofs

A Chicago policeman says he's with the Federal Police. The United States does not have a federal police force. See more »

Quotes

Stephen: My wife was right. I spent my whole life hiding behind computer screens, and it cost me my daughter. But it's time to let go because... because I met an extraordinary woman and she needs my help. I won't make the same mistake twice.
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The main title of the film is a shot of Ewan McGregor's eye, with the words 'of the beholder' underneath it. See more »

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References The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wish You Love
(Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?)
Music by Charles Trenet
French lyrics by Charles Trenet
English lyrics by Albert Beach
Produced by Marius De Vries
Performed by Chrissie Hynde
Used by permission of EMI Virgin Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Limited
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Ummm...okay...?
7 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

I thought this movie was going to be interesting. Boy, could I have been ANY more wrong? Ashley Judd still gave a decent performance, even though the movie made absolutely no sense. All the characters seem to be wearing sort of old fashioned type clothes, yet the technology incorporated into the film is far too advanced for that. Also, if he is a British spy type guy, why is he following her all over the United States? The story line was horrible...all that happened was a few guys were murdered, Ewan MacGregor became obsessed with Ashley Judd, and he keeps seeing visions of his daughter who you assume was taken from him by his former wife, but she seems to appear as a ghost. (Who you even see blurs of in developed pictures...again, something that has nothing to do with what SHOULD be the initial plot.) The only effect this movie had on me was after it ended, I shrugged my shoulders and said "HUH?!" Don't waste your time on this one.


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