A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's "A" School, where legendary rescue swimmer Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.
Earl Brooks is a highly respected businessman and was recently named Portland's Man of the Year. He hides a terrible secret however: he is a serial killer known as the Thumbprint Killer. He has been attending AA meetings and has kept his addiction to killing under control for two years now but his alter ego, Marshall, has re-appeared and is pushing him to kill again. When he does kill a couple while they are making love, he is seen and photographed by someone who also has his own death and murder fetish. In a parallel story, the police detective investigating the murder is having problems of her own. She is going through a messy divorce and a violent criminal who had vowed revenge some years before has escaped from prison and is after her.Written by
Horror thriller about an elegant psycho-killer well performed by Kevin Costner
The picture starts with some phrases as : ¨The hunger has returned to Mr Brooks' brain. It never really left ¨. Earl Brooks (Kevin Costner , also producer along with Jim Wilson) is a highly respected family man , successful manager and happily married ( to Marg Helgenberger of CSI). He was recently named Portland's Man of the Year though hides a horrible secret nevertheless : he is a schizophrenic serial killer with a creepy charm , murdering people in cold blood and known as the Thumbprint Killer. Sicko Mr Brooks has kept his addiction to killing under control for previous years now but his alter ego (William Hurt) has re-appeared and is pushed at the behest of his demented character to murder again . Mr. Brooks has a paternal despair about his teen daughter (Danielle Panbaker) that his so-called evil have passed on her . When he murders a couple while they are making love, he is seen and photographed by a viewer (Dane Cook ). In a parallel story, the police Inspector (Demi Moore) investigating the killings is having problems of her own. She is going through a troubled divorce ( to Jason Lewis) and a violent criminal (Matt Schulze)who had vowed avenge some time before has broke out from jail and is after her.
This intriguing film pack suspense , thrills , tension and some of violence and gore . Good performances from Kevin Costner who relishes his character as relentless non-emoting killer and William Hurt as his demented alter ego . Furthermore Demi Moore is very good as intrepid police detective with messy relationship to her ex-husband . This pseudo-Freudian criminal story is plenty of twists and turns and results to be pretty interesting . Suspenseful musical score by Ramin Djawadi and glamorous cinematography by John Lindley . The motion picture is professionally directed by Bruce A Evans . He is a good writer (nominated to Oscar for Stand by me ), producer (Assassins, Made in heaven, Starman) and occasionally director , this one his second film , the first was Kuffs . The picture will appeal to Kevin Costner and Demi Moore fans . Rating : Good , better than average . Well worth watching .
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