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A homicide detective teams up with a criminal profiler to catch a serial killer whose crimes are inspired by the children's game Hangman.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Al Pacino ... Ray Archer
Karl Urban ... Det. Will Ruiney
Brittany Snow ... Christi Davies
Joe Anderson ... Hangman
Sarah Shahi ... Capt. Watson
Sloane Warren ... Dr. Abby Westlin
Chelle Ramos ... Joey Truman
Steve Coulter ... Rev. David Green
Michael Rose ... Peter Rorick
Katelyn Farrugia ... Uniformed Officer
Edgar Zanabria ... Uniformed Officer - Church
Matt Mercurio ... Uniformed Officer - Tactical
Dwayne Boyd ... Police Diver
Scott Parks ... SWAT Member
Jermaine Rivers ... SWAT Team Leader


Decorated homicide detective Ray Archer (Al Pacino) and his partner, criminal profiler Will Ruiney, (Karl Urban) are tasked to catch one of the city's notoriously vicious serial killers who is playing a twisted version of murder using the child's game - HANGMAN, while crime journalist Christi Davies (Brittany Snow) reports on the crime spree, shadowing the detectives. Written by https://teaser-trailer.com

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The game is murder. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent content, bloody images, and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El juego del ahorcado See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Did You Know?


The ninth time Al Pacino has played the role of a police detective after Righteous Kill (2008), The Son of No One (2011), Insomnia (2002), Heat (1995), Sea of Love (1989), 88 Minutes (2007), Cruising (1980) and Serpico (1973). See more »


When Al Pacino mentioned the food dye stamp on the pigs head, he stated " The FDA stamps pig heads with a code number in case of disease." The stamp is true, but the FDA works only processed or adulterated food products; not fresh meat products. This is the job of the USDA, United States Department of Agriculture. See more »


Detective Archer: He's killed 4 people every 24 hours. He doesn't stop, that's part of the game.
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House of the Rising Sun
Written by A V Malcolm, Brian Johnson, B Gibson & T Hill
Performed by Geordie featuring Brian Johnson
Published by Associated Music International Ltd (PRS)
Mastered at Red Bus Studios, London
Executive Producer Eliot M Cohen
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Karl Urban Is Not A Lead Actor
25 November 2017 | by whitemanfromtowneSee all my reviews

I'm sorry, but Karl Urban is just not a lead actor, no matter what he plays. His best effort was Dredd and the whole time in that movie he had to have on his helmet in order for that role to have substance. He wasn't great in the Acts of Vengeance with Antonio Banderas neither, His acting skills drag on a film leaving you much to be desired in the roles he play. After watching Hangman it further proves that he simply can't carry a movie, leaving Pacino and Snow with all the work of trying to make a lame movie like Hangman, watchable. This movie is tired and played out and pointless. God bless Pacino, a legend of the craft. But he either needs to take better roles or retired. Lately the stuff he's been in has just been awful. I would totally understand if he decided to call it quits. Hangman is a take or leave it cop movie, best to leave it. Not recommended at all.

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