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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 »
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Cast

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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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Netherlands | UK | Finland | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mind Hunters See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$51,660 (Finland), 6 June 2004, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,911,358, 15 May 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,480,744, 17 July 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,658,061, 3 November 2005
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The production applied large emblems very similar to that used by the California Highway Patrol (CHiP's) for police vehicles utilized as static props in the film. See more »

Goofs

Before and after Rafe Perry (Will Kemp) dies and is lying in the morgue he is carrying a Beretta 92FS in his shoulder holster. When Vince Sherman (Clifton Collins, Jr.) enters the morgue to get an extra magazine for his handgun from Rafe's body, Rafe's weapon changes to a Glock 17, the same that Vince is carrying. 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

Featured in Mindhunters: Stunt Sequence (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

You Can't Hold Me Down
Written by Geoff Wilkinson (as G. Wilkinson), M. Wadell and Cannonball Adderley (as N. Adderley)
Performed by Us3
Courtesy of Universal International Music, BV under license from Universal Music Enterprises and Us3
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It has it flaws but it's better than a lot of other stuff out there
30 October 2004 | by martine-12See all my reviews

I've read comments pointing out that this movie has ripped a lot of ideas from other movies and that there are situations that are so over the top that they get silly.

To that I say; Sure, why not? It's still entertaining.

I agree that they could have used the cast differently and that some of the plot points are quite unbelievable but on the whole it doesn't distract from the tension and the setting of the movie.

The profilers sometimes act pretty stupid and out of character but the actors do a very decent job portraying them and Renny Harlin has actually done a really good job with the directing.

If you want a horror/thriller/action flick where you keep guessing pretty much to the end and don't mind recognizing bits and pieces from other movies then this is for you.

Well worth a watch (no pun intended).


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