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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.

Director:

Stephan Elliott

Writers:

Marc Behm (novel), Stephan Elliott (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ewan McGregor ... Eye
Ashley Judd ... Joanna
Patrick Bergin ... Alexander Leonard
Geneviève Bujold ... Dr. Jeanne Brault
k.d. lang ... Hilary
Jason Priestley ... Gary
Anne-Marie Brown Anne-Marie Brown ... Lucy Wilson
Kaitlin Brown Kaitlin Brown ... Lucy Wilson
David Nerman ... Mickey Argyle
Steven McCarthy ... Paul Hugo
Vlasta Vrana ... Mr. Hugo Sr.
Janine Theriault Janine Theriault ... Nathy
Don Jordan ... Toohey
Maria Revelins Maria Revelins ... Ms. Keenan
Lisa Forget 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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Urban Cinefile (Australia)

Country:

Canada | UK | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Voyeur See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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

When the camera swings behind Stephen as he watches Joanna leave the hospital, there's a cigarette dangling form his lips, but when the camera changes immediately to a front shot, there is no cigarette. See more »

Quotes

[Knocking on door]
Gary: No milk today, Thanks.
[Knocking continues]
Gary: Thank you. Now piss off and mind your own FUCKING BUSINESS!
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Crazy Credits

As the end credits roll, we see a statue of an angel with the sun setting in the sky in the background. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK DVD has a longer ending:
  • Before the motorcycle and the car collide, they ride side by side in slow motion. McGregor holds out his hand to Judd as if he's her guardian angel. Just as they touch fingers the car lurches off into the snowbank. (US versions just have the vehicles colliding).
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Connections

References Vertigo (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Home of the Whale
Words and Music Written by Owen Hand
Courtesy of Logo Songs Limited
Produced by Marius De Vries
Performed by Caroline Lavelle
Programming by Marius De Vries, Pete Davis, Alexis Smith
Cello by Caroline Lavelle
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Should come with a warning label
6 February 2000 | by Spock-11See all my reviews

Movies like this should come with a warning label: "Caution! Do not operate heavy machinery after watching"

Unfortunately, I violated one of my own rules of movie-going: never---I repeat, NEVER---go to a movie that the "critics are raving about." The only reason ANYBODY would "rave" about this movie is they couldn't figure it out, so they figure it MUST have some deeper meaning. Anybody that doesn't like it must be one of the shallow, non-creative types that only likes predictable movies. There's ALWAYS a deeper meaning.

Trust me. There's no deeper meaning. There's only two hours of non-stop rambling trash that you'll no-doubt find in the cut-out bin of your nearest video store in the next three months. No plot. No character development. Nada. Nil. Fin.

Anything the so-called "critics" love is bound to be a worthless piece of #@!$.


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