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F-0236

Title:

Kiss the Girls

Category:

S

Produced:

1997

Country:

USA

Released:

Film: Oct 1997 (USA)
DVD: Oct 1998; Oct 2006 (3-DVD); Mar 2007 (3-DVD); Aug 2007 (2-DVD)
VHS: May 2001
Soundtrack: Sep 2007 (CD)

Director:

Gary Fleder

Writer:

James Patterson (novel); David Klass (screenplay)

Actors:

Morgan Freeman (Dr. Alex Cross); Ashley Judd (Dr. Kate McTiernan); Cary Elwes (Det. Nick Ruskin); Alex McArthur (Det. Davey Sikes); Tony Goldwyn (Dr. William 'Will' Rudolph); Jay O. Sanders (FBI Agent Kyle Craig); Bill Nunn (Det. John Sampson); Brian Cox (Chief Hatfield, Durham P.D.); Richard T. Jones (Seth Samuel); Roma Maffia ( Dr. Ruocco); Jeremy Piven ( Henry Castillo, LAPD); Gina Ravera (Naomi Cross); William Converse-Roberts (Dr. Wick Sachs); Helen Martin (Nana Cross); Tatyana Ali (Janell Cross - as Tatyana M. Ali)

Description:

Washington DC detective Dr. Alex Cross ('Morgan Freeman') travels to North Carolina to investigate the apparent kidnapping of his niece ('Gina Ravera'). Aided by escaped kidnapee Kate McTiernan (Ashley Judd), Cross hunts down the kidnapper, who operates under the pseudonym "Casanova". (John Hawkinson & Amazon.com)

Coming after The Silence of the Lambs and Seven, this thriller about a collaboration between two serial killers feels like a pale attempt to cash in on the success of those earlier, better films. That's a pity, because this film certainly has its strengths--particularly in the central performances of Morgan Freeman as a forensic detective and Ashley Judd as a would-be victim who escaped from one of the killers. Director Gary Fleder demonstrates visual flair and maintains an involving undercurrent of tension, but as this adaptation of James Patterson's novel approaches its climax, familiar elements combine to form a chronic case of thriller déjà vu. It's altogether competent filmmaking in the service of a moribund story of competing psychopaths, and by the time the serial killers reach the home stretch of their twisted contest, the movie's dangerously close to Freddy Kruger territory, with a finale that could've been borrowed from any dozen similar thrillers. (Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com)

Language:

English, Mandarin

TT:

111 min (Film) / 117 min (DVD, VHS) / 335 min (3-DVD) / 325 min (3-DVD) / 228 min (2-DVD)

J.S. Bach's Music:

Gigue (Mvt. 4) from Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
Sid Page

Format:

Film: Color (DeLuxe), DTS / Dolby Digital
DVD: (AC-3, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1) | (PAL, Region 2) | (PAL, Region 2, Italian)
2-DVD: (Color, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1)
3-DVD: (Box set, Color, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1) | (Box set, Color, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1)
VHS: (Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC) | (PAL) | (Color, Dolby, Subtitled, NTSC) | (NTSC) | (NTSC, Spanish) | (PAL, German)
Soundtrack: CD

Company:

Film: Paramount Pictures; Rysher Entertainment
DVD: Paramount
VHS: Paramount; Paramount Home Video
Soundtrack: Milan Records

Comments:

2-DVD Set includes: Kiss the Girls (1997) / The Gift (2001) (Double Feature)
3-DVD Set includes: Edge of Your Seat Collection (Kiss the Girls / Along Came a Spider / Double Jeopardy)

Watch selections:

Buy movie at:

DVD: Amazon.com | Amazon.com [Region 2] | Amazon.com [Region 2] | Amazon.com [Region 2, Italian]
2-DVD: Amazon.com
3-DVD: Amazon.com | Amazon.com
VHS: Amazon.com | Amazon.com [PAL] | Amazon.com | Amazon.com | Amazon.com [Spanish] | Amazon.com [PAL, German]
Soundtrack: Amazon.com [CD]



Source/Links: IMDB
Contributor: Aryeh Oron (November 2007)

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