A psychic doctor, John Clancy (Sir Anthony Hopkins), works with an F.B.I. Special Agent (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) in search of serial killer Charles Ambrose (Colin Farrell). After having lived in isolation for two years, since the death of his daughter, Clancy is asked by his friend Joe, an F.B.I. Special Agent to help him solve several murders committed by a serial killer. The problem is that Ambrose is also psychic, and far ahead of Clancy.
The script for this movie was originally picked up by New Line Cinema, with the intention to re-write it as a sequel to Se7en (1995), tentatively titled Ei8ht. The main character was supposed to be Se7en's Detective William Somerset, who had acquired psychic powers. This idea was dropped after Se7en director David Fincher reacted negatively to the idea, after which it was produced as a stand-alone film. See more »
When John is walking on the sidewalk he bumps into a guy. The image of this man hitting his wife flashes into John's mind. The stunt isn't done very well because the guy doesn't even come close to hitting his wife. See more »
Why on earth did this go straight to video. Deserved bigger release really cracking film with good cast and cracking plot with genuine feeling for the central moral dilemma at its heart. Some of the other reviews are bizarre after all if you don't like films with this kind of angle I.e. the psychic bit then don't rent it ! Also it managed to be unpredictable right to the end without being overly tricksy. Anthony Hopkins sympathetic and as (nearly) always spot on. Best thing I have seen Colin Farrell do as well. Good pace and nicely done action sequences, can't see a thing wrong with it.
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