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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 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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Trivia

Director Stephan Elliott had originally envisioned an older woman to play Joanna Eris. However, after Ashley Judd campaigned for the part, he relented. 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

Lucy Wilson: [whispering] He loves her and he's going to take her away from you.
Stephen: Not if she does him in first.
Lucy Wilson: [whispering] You're jealous, Daddy.
Stephen: [loudly] And you're not?
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At the start of the movie the following appears on screen: "Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him." - Henry Miller "The Wisdom of the Heart" See more »

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Features The Wasp Woman (1959) See more »

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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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I want the two hours they stole from me...
22 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

This was one of the worst feature films I have ever seen. I'm a big fan of McGregor and Ashley Judd is usually always great--but this movie was the biggest waste of time since Bob Dole ran for office. There are confusing elements introduced early that are never fully explained--and there seems to be an element of the story line that was left on the cutting-room floor, because there are exchanges between the two principals that are so ambiguous you feel like you've missed half of the movie.


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