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Untraceable (2008)

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FBI agent Jennifer Marsh is tasked with hunting down a seemingly untraceable serial killer who posts live videos of his victims on the Internet. As time runs out, the cat and mouse chase becomes more personal.

Director:

Gregory Hoblit

Writers:

Robert Fyvolent (screenplay), Mark Brinker (screenplay) (as Mark R. Brinker) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Lane ... Jennifer Marsh
Billy Burke ... Detective Eric Box
Colin Hanks ... Griffin Dowd
Joseph Cross ... Owen Reilly
Mary Beth Hurt ... Stella Marsh
Peter Gray Lewis ... Richard Brooks (as Peter Lewis)
Tyrone Giordano ... Tim Wilks
Perla Haney-Jardine ... Annie Haskins
Tim DeZarn ... Herbert Miller (as Tim deZarn)
Christopher Cousins ... David Williams (as Chris Cousins)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson ... Arthur James Elmer
Trina Adams Trina Adams ... Female Cop #3
Brynn Baron ... Mrs. Miller
John Breen John Breen ... Richard Weymouth
Dan Callahan ... Trey Restom
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Storyline

A secret service agent, Jennifer Marsh, gets caught in a very personal and deadly cat-and-mouse game with a serial killer who knows that people (being what they are - both curious and drawn to the dark side of things) will log onto an "untraceable" website where he conducts violent and painful murders LIVE on the net. The more people who log on and enter the website, the quicker and more violently the victim dies. Written by McCormack

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Something Deadly is on the Internet See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Streaming Evil See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,354,069, 27 January 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,687,835, 2 March 2008
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Marilyn Deutsch, Pete Ferryman, David Freitas, Jim Hyde, Kimberly Maus, and Kerry Tomlinson are actual newscasters from Portland, Oregon's KPTV Fox 12, and played themselves in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Jennifer is driving over the bridge, she is listening to the radio station AMR. The announcer says "Dominating the news again, here and across the nation, the increasingly urgent search for the Internet killer now known to be Owen Reilly of Portland." The newscaster should have said "alleged" internet killer. See more »

Quotes

Agent Griffin Dowd: Got the list of them right here. The most common is Heparin; get the dose right you save a life, wrong, got yourself a hemophiliac.
Richard Brooks: So the more people who visit the site, the more the drug is released, and the faster he bleeds.
Agent Jennifer Marsh: That's right, that's what we believe.
Richard Brooks: Well, isn't that wonderful.
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Connections

Featured in Untraceable: Inside a Real Cyber Crime Unit (2008) See more »

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Tavern In The Town
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Performed by Gary Russell
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The new computer crime of hostage taking and gruesome torture it's internet terror.
1 February 2008 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

With the internet and cyberspace so common in everyone's life today, plus with the reported upswing of crimes like identity theft and pornography on the net in it's own way "Untraceable" is very relevant and common with today's times. "Untraceable" a crime computer thriller that's set in Portland, Oregon it involves an investigative computer unit of the FBI headed up by a single mother Jennifer Marsh(Diane Lane). Interestlingly the unit comes across a website of a creep who broadcasts live torture and killings of hostage victims in various grisly ways live over the internet. The bloody catch is the more the web surfer logs onto the sick website, the faster and quicker the victims will die in the various forms of bleed outs, fried by hot mirrors, or seasoned by sulfuric acid. The drama only gets more interesting when the computer of Jennifer is hacked into by the sicko setting up for a dramatic finish and showdown encounter. Lane gives a fine performance as a serious investigative agent, and yet no matter how grisly that many scenes are the theme of net crime and hacking overpowers and gives a strong message of awareness even over the well liked and popcorn moments of torture and nasty horror. Overall "Untraceable" is not a bad flick nothing great, yet it's enjoyable and does hold interest by making us aware of the web crime and hacking identity problem.


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