When Dallas FBI Agent Thomas Mackelway violates serial killer Raymond Starkey's civil rights during an unorthodox arrest, Starkey goes free and Mackelway is demoted to a remote branch of the agency in Albuquerque. His first day on the job, Mackelway investigates the murder of traveling salesman Harold Speck, which turns out to be the first of three seemingly random killings. Perhaps they are not random at all. The last to die is Mackelway's nemesis, Raymond Starkey. The assignment consumes him, his past mistakes haunt him, and his head throbs constantly as he tries to find the link between the victims that will lead him to their killer while the case becomes increasingly gruesome and patently personal. This does not go unnoticed by his unflappable partner Fran Kulok, who knows of Mackelway's past and the demons that afflict him. Like Mackelway, she becomes drawn into the labyrinth of chilling clues, all of which point to the enigmatic Benjamin O'Ryan. O'Ryan clearly has a connection ...
Sujit R. Varma
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Do you know the definition of a black hole?
Not precisely, no.
It's a celestial body with a gravitational force so strong that nothing escapes it, not even light.
Well, then how do you find something you can't see?
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Performed by the Wonder Kids Choir
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27 August 2004 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $3,446,375,
29 August 2004
Gross USA: $8,725,813
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $11,416,075
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