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The Alphabet Killer (2008)

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Based on the true story of the double initial killings in Rochester, NY.

Director:

Rob Schmidt

Writer:

Tom Malloy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eliza Dushku ... Megan Paige
Cary Elwes ... Kenneth Shine
Timothy Hutton ... Richard Ledge
Tom Malloy ... Officer Steven Harper
Michael Ironside ... Captain Nathan Norcross
Bill Moseley ... Carl Tanner
Carl Lumbly ... Dr. Ellis Parks
Brian Scannell ... Jay Castillo
Larry Hankin ... Perry
Jack McGee ... Hank
Melissa Leo ... Kathy Walsh
Andrew Fiscella ... Len Schafer
Rocco Sisto ... Father McQuarrie
Tom Noonan ... Ray Gullikson
Frank Rossi ... Francis Baker
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Storyline

In Rochester, a pre-teen girl is abducted, raped, and murdered. Detective Megan Paige investigates: she works long hours obsessively, and soon she's seeing visions of the dead girl. The FBI profiles the killer as a spontaneous drifter, lucky not to get caught; Megan thinks he's local and a methodical planner. She notes that the victim's first and last names and the place the body was left start with "C." When a second murder follows the same pattern, Megan is vindicated, but her obsessions get the best of her, and her mental state impedes her work. With the help of medication, therapy, and a friend, can she regain her equilibrium and catch the alphabet killer? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Based on a true story.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2009 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

O Assassino do Alfabeto See more »

Filming Locations:

East Rochester, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,000, 9 November 2008

Gross USA:

$29,784

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$106,596
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the true story of the double initial killings in Rochester, NY. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie, Richard tells Maegan that she is going to take a trip down "The Geneseo", The river running through Rochester is " The Genesee " River. Geneseo, is a town about 45 minutes south of Rochester. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Megan Paige: Mostly the job is to ask questions. The frustrating part, the part that drives you crazy, is that the people you really want to talk to are dead.
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Connections

References The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

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Skeleton (She's So Cool)
Written by Nils Alpha / Jukka Sebatian
Performed by Alpha Kids
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Annoying Bland Comical
30 January 2009 | by XorpionSee all my reviews

Bland is the right word to describe this movie. Absolutely nothing interesting, nothing new and a cruelly stupid plot.

Eliza Dushku is pretty but that is all she is. In most parts of the movie she walks and talks like a zombie. Not sure if that is how delusional people would behave, but her performance looks comical. And since the whole movie circles around her, she single handedly manages to bring the entire movie down.

I really hope to see her cast in a better and more suitable role.

This is one such movie where everything looks bad, right from the acting, music, script, dialog, plot – everything.

I was shaking my head and hoping to see the movie end at some point.

Stay away from this one – unless you want to totally waste your time.


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