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Identity (2003)

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Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain-storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one.

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James Mangold

Writer:

Michael Cooney
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cusack ... Ed
Ray Liotta ... Rhodes
Amanda Peet ... Paris
John Hawkes ... Larry
Alfred Molina ... Dr. Malick
Clea DuVall ... Ginny
John C. McGinley ... George York
William Lee Scott ... Lou
Jake Busey ... Robert Maine
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Malcolm Rivers
Rebecca De Mornay ... Caroline Suzanne (as Rebecca DeMornay)
Carmen Argenziano ... Defense Lawyer
Marshall Bell ... District Attorney
Leila Kenzle ... Alice York
Matt Letscher ... Assistant District Attorney
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Storyline

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 Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Identity is a secret. Identity is a mystery. Identity is a killer. See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I.D. See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,225,263, 27 April 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$52,159,536

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,259,536
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Characters discussing a novel by Dame Agatha Christie combine details of two different novels. See more »

Quotes

Larry: [nervously looks for something to lock the diner fridge with] Shit!
Robert Maine: [taunts] What's wrong, buddy? What do you got in the fridge?
Larry: You shut up.
Robert Maine: What's in there? What's in there? What do you got in there?
Larry: Shut up.
Robert Maine: What is it, huh?
Larry: Shut up.
Robert Maine: Come on, you can tell me. I'm good at keeping secrets. I got a whopper myself.
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Crazy Credits

The first few opening credits leave behind a letter to the word "IDENTITY" as they fade away. See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »

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User Reviews

 
stupendous spine-chilling mystery with brilliant plot and twists
13 June 2010 | by avisecjenaSee all my reviews

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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