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Mindhunters (2004)

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Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.

Director:

Renny Harlin

Writers:

Wayne Kramer (story), Wayne Kramer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
4 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Eion Bailey ... Bobby Whitman
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Vince Sherman
Will Kemp ... Rafe Perry
Val Kilmer ... Jake Harris
Jonny Lee Miller ... Lucas Harper
Kathryn Morris ... Sara Moore
Christian Slater ... J.D. Reston
LL Cool J ... Gabe Jensen (as James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J)
Patricia Velasquez ... Nicole Willis
Cassandra Bell ... Jen
Daniël Boissevain ... Second Man in the Bar
Antonie Kamerling ... Man in the Bar (as Anthone Kamerling)
Jasmine Sendar ... Friend of Jen
Trevor White ... Attacker
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A team of FBI agents sent for training but they killed one by one.

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Storyline

On a remote island, the FBI has a training program for their psychological profiling division, called "Mindhunters", used to track down serial killers. The training goes horribly wrong, however, when a group of seven young agents discover that one of them is a serial killer, and is setting about slaying the others. Can the few that are left figure out who the killer is in time? Written by austin4577@aol.com

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For seven elite profilers, finding a serial killer is a process of elimination. Their own.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/strong graphic images, language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, and Gary Busey were originally offered roles. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end, when Vince is in the elevator, his gun once again switches between being a Glock and a Beretta. His gun actually should be the Glock. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
J.D.: How about I drive, huh?
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Crazy Credits

Second Man in the Bar - Daniël Boissevain See more »

Alternate Versions

Certain international DVD distributors included deleted scenes not seen in the original theatrical release, which provides more character development and makes the film more complete. There are numerous sequences and the major ones are noted as follows:
  • "Sara's Regret" - This scene expanded upon how vulnerable Sara Moore (played by Kathryn Morris) was. The FBI agent's character is developed further. The setting has the agent behind a desk after cracking under the pressure of an intense field assignment. The scene is introspective in nature.
  • "The Instructor's Office" - The scene is set in the FBI instructor's office for the character Jake Harris played by Val Kilmer. Harris speaks with Sara played by Kathryn Morris and J.D. Reston played by Christian Slater. The verbal communication between Harris and J.D. is professional and almost military in nature, but it is clear that Harris has doubts related to Sara's performance. The performance review is completed and in the process a caustic exchange transpires in which Harris directly questions her ability. This establishes Sara's potential motive.
  • "Ride Along" - In a scene on the helicopter pad at the FBI training complex, Gabe Jensen played by LL Cool J and Jake Harris played by Val Kilmer speak in a caustic capacity before any of the agents arrive. Harris is ordered by his superiors to allow Gabe Jensen to observe his class and teaching methods. In this exchange Harris and Jensen makes their feelings plainly clear. This established a potential motive for both Jensen and Harris.
  • "Rappelling" - In a brief scene in the film personnel are seen rappelling out of a helicopter and securing a hot landing zone during a training exercise. This scene set the stage for later in the film when Harris tells his class to get their rappelling lines out of the back of the helicopter when nearing Oniega. The joke then seems more intense and relevant.
  • "The ending" - Several variations of the ending were filmed. One of them included Jake Harris (Val Kilmer) and numerous others included modified character development from the final theatrical ending.
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Connections

Spin-off Mindhunters (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

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Words and Music by Drew Fitzjohn
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Great movie, keeps you glued to the screen until the very end
17 March 2005 | by tagheueSee all my reviews

It started out just like any other so called thriller, but in a very short time it was proved to me that it isn't so. It is a superb movie. I rarely see anything like it. In a nutshell, a few FBI profiler trainees are taking part in an exercise and they are completely isolated. Nowhere to run, nobody to call, trapped in a way. The so called exercise soon turns to be deadly, in a way that surprised even me. I guarantee that you will not see that coming. And that is just the start. Soon the trainees realize that the killer is one of they're own and all hells break lose. Do not place bets on who the killer is, I did and I lost. It is a juicy movie, so do enjoy. You will not see anything like it for a very long time.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,000,000, 15 May 2005

Gross USA:

$4,480,744

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,148,829
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2.35 : 1
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