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Dot.Kill (2005)

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A detective tries to hunt down a serial killer who broadcasts his murders live on the internet.

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John Irvin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Armand Assante ... Det. Charlie Daines
Sonny Marinelli ... Det. Mickey Harwell
Raffaello Degruttola ... Adam Sotrel
Stanley Townsend ... Capt. Tommy Byrnes
Clare Holman ... Mary Daines
Frankie Nasso ... Stevie Daines (as Frank Nasso)
Jason Durran Jason Durran ... C.I.T.U. Specialist Mitch
Tony Schiena ... C.I.T.U. Specialist Pete
Jeff Merchant Jeff Merchant ... Edward Maxwell
Ray Nicholas ... Charles Horvath
Frank Henson Frank Henson ... Michael McEllroy
Morven Christie ... Jane
Kieran Cunningham Kieran Cunningham ... Frank Schuman
James Carroll Jordan James Carroll Jordan ... Dr. Morelli (as James Jordan)
Jason Lake Jason Lake ... Thadeus Moore
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Old-fashioned NYPD detective Charlie Daines, a grave long cancer sufferer, feels out of his depth when as serial killer posts his gruesomely imaginative murders, mostly on top managers, on Internet, first spotted by his couch-potato son Vinnie. The brass rather confides the high-profile case to 'nerds', champion of whom is wheelchair-stuck Adam Sotrel. Charlie systematically alienates everybody, family and colleagues, but finds an angle to approach the case. Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines:

You're Dying To Watch.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for grisly violence, pervasive language, some nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 2010 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Digital Jesus See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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"Dot.Kill" is an entertaining mystery.

On the surface, "Dot.Kill" doesn't have a lot going for it. First, there's the title, which is ridiculous. So many lame jokes can be made from it. ("www.itsucks.com"), or "Dot.Kill Me Now"... then I realized the movie had different titles like "Digital Reaper" and "Digital Jesus" which make no sense. I was ready for the worst...

Thankfully, "Dot.Kill" is an entertaining mystery. Charlie Daines (Assante) is a morphine-addicted cop on the edge, who doesn't have much time to live. Daines has his own demons, but a serial killer is on the loose, killing people over the internet. Can he stop him in time before his next fix?

The best part of the movie is Assante's performance. He goes over the top and back. At one point he is confronted by one of his partners about his drug addiction. Daines starts going insane. He picks up a hot poker (which comes out of nowhere) and says "Do you want to BURN me!?!??!" The drawbacks to "Dot.Kill" are the similarities to "Fear Dot.Com" and the ending. But if you like Assante's work, you'll have a fun time.

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