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Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

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A tight-knit team of rising investigators, along with their supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.


Billy Ray


Billy Ray (screenplay), Juan José Campanella (film "El secreto de sus ojos") | 1 more credit »
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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Ray Kasten
Nicole Kidman ... Claire Sloane
Julia Roberts ... Jessica Cobb
Dean Norris ... Bumpy Willis
Alfred Molina ... Martin Morales
Joe Cole ... Marzin / Beckwith
Michael Kelly ... Reg Siefert
Zoe Graham ... Carolyn Cobb
Patrick Davis ... Luis
Eileen Fogarty ... Angie - Receptionist
Lyndon Smith ... Kit
Kim Yarbrough ... Nan
Mark Famiglietti ... Duty Sergeant
Amir Malaklou ... Aban Ghazala
Niko Nicotera ... Hammer / Chop Shop Thug


2002: Ray Kasten (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Jess Cobb (Julia Roberts) are two investigators in a private police unit led by the DA. When they receive an anonymous tip about a girl raped and killed, they rush to the scene. Ray realizes it is Jess' daughter and the team falls apart due to the grief. In 2015, Ray comes back to LA, and says that after 13 years, he has found a lead and convinces the DA to reopen the case. They find clues and leads unknown to them, and secrets from the past come to light as they start discovering the real, chilling truth. Meanwhile, Jess, dissatisfied with the law, decides to take matters into her own hands and track down the killer, no matter what lengths she has to go to. Written by Blake Slayton

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving disturbing violent content, language and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Secretos de una obsesión See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$19,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,652,996, 22 November 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,180,155, 14 January 2016
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Julia Roberts's mother passed away during the production. Roberts returned to filming five days after the loss of her mother. See more »


In both scenes where Ray and Bumpy spot Pac-Man, first in the horse stable and again at the baseball game, Ray calls out to him, giving him the heads-up and thus causing him to get away. Why on earth would a seasoned cop give the suspect a warning before he could subdue him? See more »


Ray Kasten: [about his ex-wife] She was great, actually. She was kind of a saint. There was just one thing about her that neither one of us could fix.
Claire Sloane: What was that?
Ray Kasten: She wasn't you.
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Amarte Hasta Morir
Performed by Lenin Garcia
Music by Emilio Kauderer (BMI)
Lyrics by Lenin Garcia (BMI)
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Excellent Movie, Disappointing Reviews
3 October 2017 | by disisdkatSee all my reviews

I kept trying to find reviews of this movie and all I could find were those saying how great the original was and how this movie was not the same. I watch foreign films, I lived in Spain. I don't expect a film made in the USA to be the same as one made elsewhere. That is not what I am looking for in a review.

The movie switches back and forth between what is the current time and a time in the past over a decade ago that tore apart the lives of all those related to a crime that happened then. Initially it was difficult to know what time frame you were in and then it turned out that you didn't care. It did not take away from the story being told. There are surprises along the way as the mystery unfolds and the ending is also a big surprise but it turns out that this doesn't matter either. What you care about are the people and their story. Oddly enough, at the end you are left with hope.

I did not expect to like this movie. I did not expect to see Julia Roberts successfully play the part she played. Everyone in this was top rate. It is not often that a Hollywood movie surprises me and moves me. I put this in the category of "Unusual Suspects". Not many make that category with me.

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