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The Bone Collector (1999)

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A quadriplegic ex-homicide detective and his female partner try to track down a serial killer who is terrorizing New York City.

Director:

Phillip Noyce

Writers:

Jeffery Deaver (book), Jeremy Iacone (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denzel Washington ... Lincoln Rhyme
Angelina Jolie ... Amelia Donaghy
Queen Latifah ... Thelma
Michael Rooker ... Captain Howard Cheney
Michael McGlone ... Detective Kenny Solomon (as Mike McGlone)
Luis Guzmán ... Eddie Ortiz (as Luis Guzman)
Leland Orser ... Richard Thompson
John Benjamin Hickey ... Dr. Barry Lehman
Bobby Cannavale ... Amelia's Boyfriend
Ed O'Neill ... Detective Paulie Sellitto
Richard Zeman ... Lt. Carl Hanson
Olivia Birkelund Olivia Birkelund ... Lindsay Rubin
Gary Swanson ... Alan Rubin
James Bulleit James Bulleit ... Train Engineer (as Jim Bulleit)
Frank Fontaine ... Grandfather
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Storyline

Quadripeligic ex-cop Lincoln Rhyme was looking forward to his assisted suicide when he got the news: some sicko was abducting people in a taxi and leaving them to die in particularly sadistic ways. With time counting down between each abduction and possible death, Rhyme recruits rather-unwilling Amelia Donaghy, haunted by her cop father's suicide and thinking she's next, into working the crime scenes to track down the killer. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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Two cops on the trail of a brutal killer. They must see as one, they must act as one, they must think as one, before the next victim falls. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violent content including grisly images, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bone Collector See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$73,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,712,020, 7 November 1999

Gross USA:

$66,518,655

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$151,493,655
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Color:

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In Jeffery Deaver's novel, Thelma (Queen Latifah) was actually a man named Thom. See more »

Goofs

(at around 27 mins) When Rhyme and the other police are examining the evidence on the track, Rhyme refers to the bolt as "iron" but doesn't find out until later that the bolt is iron, not steel. See more »

Quotes

Captain Howard Cheney: You got a smart mouth, and it's gonna get you in trouble someday.
Thelma: Yeah, and it also may bite your ass if you don't stop tryin' to aggravate my patient!
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Alternate Versions

An alternative ending was shot where Thelma survives and can be seen at the Christmas party. This was not used because it was deemed too unbelievable. See more »

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Written by George Acogny, Kamil Rustam
Performed by Gaïnde
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impressive
26 March 2001 | by mattkratzSee all my reviews

The best parts of this movie are the actors and the suspense. Good performances, especially by Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie, and a suspenseful atmosphere highlighted an otherwise routine thriller. The twist of the main character being a quadraplegic was also a plus.

You might like the book better. It provides more insight into the characters and storylines.

*** out of ****


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