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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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Ed
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Rhodes
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Paris
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Larry
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Dr. Malick
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Ginny
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George York
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Lou
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Robert Maine
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Malcolm Rivers
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Caroline Suzanne (as Rebecca DeMornay)
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Defense Lawyer
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District Attorney
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Alice York
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Assistant District Attorney
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Timmy York
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Judge Taylor
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Detective Varole
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Bailiff Jenkins
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Naked Businessman
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Bailiff
Stuart M. Besser ...
Frozen Body (as Stuart Besser)

Directed by

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James Mangold

Written by

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Michael Cooney ... (written by)

Produced by

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Stuart M. Besser ... executive producer (as Stuart Besser)
Dixie J. Capp ... associate producer
Cathy Konrad ... producer

Music by

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Alan Silvestri

Cinematography by

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Phedon Papamichael

Film Editing by

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David Brenner

Editorial Department

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Sara Cueva ... apprentice editor
Quincy Z. Gunderson ... assistant editor
Dale Jones ... avid technician
Michael McCusker ... associate editor
Jim Passon ... color timer
Michael Rafferty ... assistant editor
David Reale ... first assistant editor
Valance Eisleben ... high definition editorial services (uncredited)

Casting By

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Lisa Beach
Sarah Katzman

Production Design by

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Mark Friedberg

Art Direction by

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Jess Gonchor

Set Decoration by

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Cindy Carr

Costume Design by

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Arianne Phillips

Makeup Department

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Catherine Childers ... hair stylist
Scott H. Eddo ... makeup department head
Jane Galli ... makeup department head
Jake Garber ... special makeup effects artist
Jonathan Hanousek ... hair stylist supervisor
Katharine Kremp ... hair stylist: Mr. Liotta / key hair stylist
Robert Kurtzman ... special makeup effects supervisor
Judy Lovell ... key makeup artist
Christopher Allen Nelson ... special makeup effects artist
Greg Nicotero ... special makeup effects supervisor (as Gregory Nicotero)

Production Management

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John Anthony ... production supervisor
Stuart M. Besser ... unit production manager
Desmond Cannon ... post-production supervisor / studio executive post-production
Kevin Flatow ... assistant production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Rick Avery ... second unit director
Rosemary C. Cremona ... second assistant director (as Rosemary Cremona)
Maria Mantia ... second second assistant director
Nicholas Mastandrea ... first assistant director (as Nick Mastandrea)

Art Department

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Ruben Abarca ... drapery foreman
Ron Ashmore ... paint supervisor
Shane Buckallew ... plaster foreman
Sam Dean ... welder
Alex DiGerlando ... art department assistant
Christopher Elledge ... set dresser
Josh Ian Elliott ... on-set dresser (as Josh Elliott)
Steve A. Hagberg ... construction coordinator
Sarah Harwich ... construction purchaser
Glenn Hoofman ... plaster foreman
Bart C. Hubenthal ... set dresser
Alan James ... painter
John Paul 'J.P.' Jones ... property master
Miguel López-Castillo ... assistant art director
Michael McCombe ... greens foreman
Marc Messenger ... storyboard artist
Cheree Miller ... art department coordinator (as Cheree Welsh)
Oana Bogdan Miller ... set designer (as Oana Bogdan)
Chris Nakayama ... propmaker
Leslie Ross ... painter
Victoria Ruskin ... set designer
Rick C. Taplin ... art department assistant
Will Thayer ... carpenter
Freddy Waff ... lead man
Perry E. Ellis ... set dresser (uncredited)
John P. Goldsmith ... set designer (uncredited)
Amber Haley ... set buyer (uncredited)
J. Bryan Holloway ... sculptor (uncredited)
Victor M. Shannon ... plasterer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Jessy Bender ... sound utility
Joseph Bonn ... first assistant sound editor
Gary C. Bourgeois ... re-recording mixer (as Gary Bourgeois)
Matthew Dettmann ... foley artist
John Dunn ... sound editor
Donald Flick ... sound editor
Howell Gibbens ... supervising sound effects editor
Matthew P. Hanson ... assistant sound editor (as Matthew Hanson)
Gary A. Hecker ... foley artist
Kevin Hyde ... boom operator
Larry Kemp ... sound editor
Sean Landeros ... sound recordist
Howard London ... adr mixer
James Morioka ... sound effects editor
Greg Orloff ... re-recording mixer
Ken Strain ... boom operator
Jim Stuebe ... sound mixer

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Ron Bolanowski ... special effects coordinator
Darrell Burgess ... special effects technician
Rich E. Cordobes ... special effects technician
John Fleming ... special effects
Chiz Hasegawa ... coordinator: KNB EFX Group
William D. Lee ... special effects
Ian C. McArthur ... special effects technician
Matt McDonnell ... special effects technician
Greg Nicotero ... puppeteer (as Gregory Nicotero)
Richard Stutsman ... special effects foreman
Clark Templeman ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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David Ebner ... digital effects supervisor: Computercafe
Julia Frey ... visual effects producer
Vicki Galloway-Weimer ... visual effects producer: CafeFX (as Vicki Galloway Weimer)
Anthony Harris ... digital color timer
Bruce Harris ... digital compositor
Robert Rowles ... compositor
Robert Stromberg ... visual effects supervisor: Digital Backlot
Patrick Zentis ... compositing supervisor: Digital Backlot
Jeff Barnes ... executive producer: Computercafe (uncredited)
Attila Veress ... film recorder operator (uncredited)

Stunts

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Brian Avery ... utility stunts
Rick Avery ... stunt coordinator
Tom Harper ... stunts
Brett A. Jones ... stunts
Brian Machleit ... stunts
Caryn Mower ... stunt double: Leila Kenzle
Eric Norris ... stunts
Michelle Sebek ... stunt double
Brian Simpson ... stunts
Darlene Ava Williams ... stunt double: Rebecca DeMornay
Jennifer Caputo ... stunt double: Amanda Peet (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Curtis A. Andrews Jr. ... lighting technician
Jeff Andrus ... grip
Brad Boyer ... dolly grip: "b" camera
Craig A. Brink ... rigging gaffer
Jeff Chassler ... second unit gaffer
Eric M. Davis ... lighting technician
Sean Devine ... best boy grip
Christopher Franey ... set lighting technician
Ray Garcia ... key grip
Cory Geryak ... chief lighting technician
Bob Hall ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Ryan Huston ... electrician
David Luckenbach ... camera operator / steadicam operator
Daniel C. McFadden ... assistant camera
David McMillan ... dimmer board operator
Andrew Osborne ... assistant camera
Paul Sanchez ... camera operator
Philip Shanahan ... assistant camera
Matthew J. Siegel ... camera operator: second unit
Dan Squires ... additional second assistant camera
Larry Sushinski ... assistant chief lighting technician
Suzanne Tenner ... still photographer
Peter Thoren ... video assist
Brian Woronec ... lighting technician
Steve Zvorsky ... lighting technician (uncredited)
David Schmalz ... video assist operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Jennifer Bender ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Terry Anderson ... key costumer
Lorraine Crossman ... costumer
Jo Kissack ... set costumer
Carlane Passman ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Ned R. Shapiro ... location manager

Music Department

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Bill Abbott ... music editor: temp music (as William Abbott)
David Bifano ... scoring coordinator
Tom Boyd ... oboe soloist
Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor
George Doering ... musician
Mark Eshelman ... scoring crew
Kenneth Karman ... music editor
Jason Lloyd ... scoring crew
Adam Michalak ... score recordist
William Pearson ... music engineer (as Bill Pearson)
John Rodd ... orchestral scoring recordist
Marni Sanders ... copyist
Dennis S. Sands ... music scoring mixer
Alan Silvestri ... conductor
Steven L. Smith ... music preparation
Jacqueline Tager ... assistant music editor
James Thatcher ... musician: french horn
Pat Weber ... scoring technician
Mark Graham ... music copyist (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Chris Basso ... production van driver operator
John Embry ... driver: J. Cusack
J. Armin Garza II ... driver: camera car
Dan Marrow ... transportation coordinator
Pamela Monroe ... transportation office coordinator
Mark Valdez ... driver: cast
John Embry ... driver: cast (uncredited)

Other crew

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Benjamin Adams ... production accountant
Olivier Agostini ... set production assistant
Wendy Altman-Cohen ... principal eyewear
Ricky Andres ... production assistant
Bianca Arvin ... assistant to producer
Barry Barclay ... assistant production office coordinator
Michael Boretz ... production secretary
Anna Bradley ... extras casting assistant
Siobhan Claridy ... second assistant accountant
Rupert Cole ... production assistant
Kyle Cooper ... title designer
Jason Cox ... production assistant
Chad Hammel ... production assistant
Michael B. Johnson ... first assistant accountant
Bruce Kaye ... assistant: Mr. Mangold
Gary Kurashige ... on-set medic
Aurelie Levy ... assistant: John Cusack
Andrew Lipschultz ... unit publicist
Michele Carmel Long ... production coordinator (as Michele A. Carmel)
Brian MacAslan ... stand-in
Lindsay McCracken ... assistant: Mr. Cusack
Caitlin McFarland ... production intern
Jeremy Mullen ... set production assistant
Nikolette Orlandou ... production assistant
Jennifer Priebe ... production assistant
Rodney Saulsberry ... adr voice group
Shannon Shea ... shop foreman
Sheila Waldron ... script supervisor
Chris Castaldi ... additional set production assistant (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 institution. They all can't leave the area because of washed out roads, all the other businesses around the motel are closed because of the storm, and all communication in and out is not functioning also because of the storm. One by one, they are murdered, the murderer leaving a calling card of a motel room key, starting with the room 10 key and working his way presumably to the room 1 key when the last person will be dead. Those still alive band somewhat together under Officer Rhodes and Ed's direction to find out which of the eleven is the murderer, and if, based on one of their theories, that they were brought to the motel by some force by the murderer as his intended targets. Whether those still alive can discover who the murderer is, discover why he has chosen to kill them, and be able to subdue him may well determine Malcolm's fate. Written by Huggo

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Taglines The secret lies within. See more »
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Also Known As
  • I.D. (United States)
  • Identität - Identity (Germany)
  • Identidad (Spain)
  • Ταυτότητα (Greece)
  • Identità (Italy)
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Runtime
  • 90 min
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Box Office

Budget $30,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $16,225,263, 27 Apr 2003
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $90,259,536

Did You Know?

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Trivia The poem "As I was going up the stair / I met a man who wasn't there. / He wasn't there again today / I wish, I wish he'd go away" which one of the characters claims to have written when young, is really a poem named Antigonish by William Hughes Mearns. This poem was also turned into a popular song, giving it widespread attention. See more »
Goofs When Ms. Suzanne is first given a room, the manager says "Number 8 is cozy." and hands her the keys. When she comes out of the room to check for service on her phone, the number on the door is 9. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Identity of a Thriller (2003). See more »
Soundtracks Win Music Season 19 See more »
Crazy Credits The first few opening credits leave behind a letter to the word "IDENTITY" as they fade away. See more »
Quotes [first Lines]
Malcolm Rivers: As I was going up the stairs, I met a man who wasn't there. He wasn't there again today. I wish, I wish he'd go away.
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