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Like Minds (2006)

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A forensic psychologist (Collette) is tasked with determining whether or not a minor should face murder charges for killing his schoolmate.

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Gregory Read (as Gregory J. Read)

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Gregory Read (as Gregory J. Read)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Redmayne ... Alex Forbes
Tom Sturridge ... Nigel Colbie
Toni Collette ... Sally Rowe
Richard Roxburgh ... Martin McKenzie
Kate Maberly ... Susan Mueller
Jon Overton Jon Overton ... Josh Campbell (as Jonathan Overton)
Amit Shah ... Raj Mehta
David Threlfall ... John Colbie
Cathryn Bradshaw ... Helen Colbie
Patrick Malahide ... Headmaster
Hugh Sachs Hugh Sachs ... Rev Donaldson
Liam McKenna Liam McKenna ... Mr Fergus
Bryan Robson Bryan Robson ... Mr Evans
Paul Sonkkila Paul Sonkkila ... Police Bureaucrat
Craig Crosbie Craig Crosbie ... Coroner
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Storyline

The forensic psychiatric Sally Rowe is called by Detective Martin Mackenzie to analyze the profile of the teenager Alex Forbes, who was found in a train station holding the body of his schoolmate Nigel Colby and with powder in his hand. Alex discloses his relationship with Nigel, who believes that they were descendants of the Templar Knights, and how Nigel used the power of his mind to control him. Mackenzie believes that Alex is the killer, but Susan investigates the family of Nigel under pressure of Alex's father, and finds that all of them belong to an ancient and powerful secret society. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A thousand year old secret leads to murder. See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Darclight Films | Dendy Films | See more »

Country:

Australia | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2006 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Murderous Intent See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

AUD 12,892 (Australia), 12 November 2006
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Actor Eddie Redmayne, who plays Alex Forbes, said of this film: "Despite appearing like a generic, bright adolescent, Alex has had to contend with several major factors in his life that set him aside from the seventeen year old stereotype. Not only has he lived in a shadow of guilt over his mother's death at childbirth but his father, with whom he has grown up, has seemingly imposed his own personal repression on his son's life. Couple this with the severe rules and strange hierarchy of English public schools and Alex becomes a remarkably individual, individual...My headmaster at school had this fantastic method of intimidation that involved speaking softly and leaving extended pauses during conversation that would force you into a verbal monologue just to fill these mammoth voids. When I rehearsed with Patrick Malahide [who plays the headmaster Dr Forbes], I found it hilarious that he was adopting these same techniques in his characterization. It occurred to me that with all the power games that Alex plays not only with Sally [Rowe (Toni Collette)] but virtually everyone he comes into contact with, these were devices that he would almost certainly have inherited, and actively adopted." See more »

Goofs

When Alex reads Nigel's book and looks at Nigel's family tree, Nigel's last name is spelled Colbie. However, when he is reading the newspaper at the end, Nigel's name is spelled Colby. See more »

Quotes

Alex Forbes: [cheeky] Do you have any children? Well, you're not bad looking. I think you're running out of time, you know?
Sally: [dryly] No, you're the one running out of time
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" Did you ever meet one of those unusual people in your life, You wish you hadn't ? "
19 October 2010 | by thinker1691See all my reviews

History is the study of man's past. To some it's merely a collection of events, to others it's a series of memories, but to a certain segment of people, it's the sum collection of heritage and honor. In this incredible black and dark movie originally called 'Murderous Intent', but retitled "Like Minds" it's the tale of two boys. Alex (Eddie Redmayne, incredible acting) and Nigel Colbie (Tom Sturridge, intriguing performance) attending the same private school. Although they seem at odds with other, they are in fact much closer than meets the eye. When a series of murders catch the attention of the local constabulary it falls to Inspector McKenzie (Richard Roxburgh) to solve them. His conclusions are quick and to the point, but he needs a psychological profile of one student to close the case. A Psychologist (Toni Collette) is called in and soon is embroiled in a battle of wits with an extremely manipulative young man, who relates the story of his evil school friend. One, she is certain is the mastermind, the other is a conniving and controlling con-artist, who believes in his family history and blood line to up hold tradition and any measures necessary to achieve a holy means. Not since Alfred Hitchcock has such dark drama been offered to an audience. Writer/Director Gregory Read has indeed surpassed that goal. Excellent suspense and shadowy mayhem for those interested in a twisted plot with an equally twisted conclusion. ****


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