Eight candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a final test with just one question. It seems simple yet confusing that soon, tensions begin to unravel.
Publicist Stuart Shepard finds himself trapped in a phone booth, pinned down by an extortionist's sniper rifle. Unable to leave or get help from the surrounding bystanders, Stuart negotiates with the caller that leads to a jaw-dropping climax.
Malcolm Rivers has been convicted as the perpetrator of several murders and is sentenced to death. An eleventh hour defense by his lawyers and psychiatrist that Malcolm is insane based on new evidence has resulted in them meeting with the prosecutors and the judge to discuss if the verdict should be overturned. Meanwhile, on a dark night during a torrential rainstorm in the Nevada desert, a series of chain reaction events results in several people needing to stay at an out of the way motel managed by Larry. They are: ex-cop now limo driver Ed, and his client Caroline, a diva of a once famous actress; quiet adolescent Timmy, his stepfather George, and his mother Alice, who was seriously injured when Ed accidentally ran over her as she watched George change their flat tire; prostitute Paris, who was the unwitting cause of George's flat tire; newlyweds Lou and Ginny, whose marriage is based on a lie; and Police Officer Rhodes, who was en route escorting prisoner Robert to his new ...Written by
John Cusack and Amanda Peet would later go on to play the lead roles in 2012 (2009), where they play a recently divorced couple. Also, Cusack played a limousine driver in 2012, while his character in Identity is a driver. See more »
[nervously looks for something to lock the diner fridge with]
What's wrong, buddy? What do you got in the fridge?
You shut up.
What's in there? What's in there? What do you got in there?
What is it, huh?
Come on, you can tell me. I'm good at keeping secrets. I got a whopper myself.
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The first few opening credits leave behind a letter to the word "IDENTITY" as they fade away. See more »
The DVD contains an extended version with an additional scene at the courthouse. This occurs right after Lou, Ginny and Paris go to their rooms for the first time. It shows Dr. Malick arriving and Detective Varole getting upset that the prisoner transport is out of contact. It also has a slightly altered ending that intercuts the killer with the real Malcolm Rivers committing the murders. See more »
stupendous spine-chilling mystery with brilliant plot and twists
Seeing the plot and reviews at IMDb,i decided to see this movie . It is one of the best mystery movies which keeps you at the edge of your seat until the last moment when you are baffled . If you are a suspense movie lover , you cannot miss this one . It is one of the best well written plot and the characters though not that famous (apart from John Cusack) still they glue well with this plot. ------ "When I was going up the stairs ,
I met a man who was not there,
He was not there again today,
I wish I wish he would go away "-----
The film begins with this line and as the film gets over you can understand its intrinsic meaning.The performances are great and the direction and screenplay are above normal standards.Many events are first shown and then why they occurred are shown.I liked scream series , jack the ripper(Michael Claine TV film),sixth sense and some others but this one is in that league also.You will surely earn your DVD price seeing this movie.It was not that big a hit and i wonder why , may be because of absence of big stars ,whatsoever i am quite a big fan of this movie.
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