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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.

Director:

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

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The secret lies within. See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

According to James Mangold, when shooting the film in studio and using a heavy rain backdrop, a water system was used to simulate the cold rain. As a result of working on such a water-drenched set for long hours, it wasn't uncommon for the cast to become afflicted with the common cold. See more »

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The prisoner is described as carrying an "Axis IV Dissociative Disorder." In psychiatric diagnosis, psychiatric disorders fall under Axis I, personality disorders and mental retardation fall under Axis II, medical disorders fall under Axis III, a general summary of psychosocial stressors (eg. health problems, money problems, or family problems, and rated as None, Mild, Moderate, or Severe) fall under Axis IV, and the patient's Global Assessment of Function score (GAF: 0 to 100) falls under Axis V. Dissociative Disorder is an Axis I diagnosis. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Malick: Who am I speaking to?
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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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Win Music Season 19
from "Wheel of Fortune"
Written and Performed by Steve Kaplan
Courtesy of Columbia TriStar Television, Inc.
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User Reviews

 
It's a good film full of suspense , thrills , intrigue and lots of killings
21 September 2004 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The movie centers a motley group who are looking for shelter in a deserted motel , being caught up in a severe rainstorm and stuck at the strange place , located in the desolate Nevada. They are strangers from all different walks of life : a limousine driver escorting a tarnished television star, parents with a young son whose marriage is broken , a policeman transporting a dangerous convict, a gorgeous call girl, a pair of young newlyweds, and a nervous motel manager are shut themselves up during a rainy night . But , the hosts have been murdered one by one . Who's the killer ?.

The film is a fascinating whodunit, we have got really intrigued from start to finish . The storyline has a twisted plot and the final has an extraordinary surprise.

The flick is inspired by Agatha Christie's classic novel : ¨Ten little indians¨ that has several cinematic adaptations.

In the movie there is suspense , thriller, noisy action , emotion and a little bit gore when the assassinations happen.

All the cast is nice, but interpretations from Rebecca Mornay and Pruitt Taylor Vince are specially riveting . Alan Silvestri musical score and Papamichael cinematography are atmospheric and adequate. It was shot on a huge sound stage at Sony studios in Culver City . Decent direction by the notable filmmaker James Mangold (Logan, Walk the line , Kate and Leopold, Heavy).

Rating 7/10 , above average


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Official Sites:

Sony Pictures Entertainment

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:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,225,263, 27 April 2003

Gross USA:

$52,159,536

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,259,536
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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