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Digital reaper (Dot.kill) - Armand Assante, Sonny Marinelli, Raffaello Degruttola, John Irvin

Threat advisory: Under evaluation

Movie propaganda

Technology breeds a new type of killer.

An innocent man strapped to a chair, a shotgun rigged to the ceiling and aimed at his head. A video camera captures the scene. A clock ticks down - 3, 2, 1 - BAM! A brutal murder and it's broadcast live on the Internet. One by one a series of ever more gruesome executions goes unchecked as a demented serial killer hijacks the internet for his sick game. The public is horrified and fixated at the same time as millions choose to view the carnage. But this killer has a message. He believes it's his duty, his mission, to protect the rest of us from the growing capitalist environment created by the bureaucrats of America. And in order to spread his "message", the killer forces people who wish to watch the executions to first endure a webcast of his political rantings: that is, to see the killings, one must hear what the killer has to say.

Ultimately it is up to NYPD cop, Charlie Daines (Armand Assante), to track down and eliminate the killer. But once Daines discovers that the killer has been secretly videotaping the police via hidden cameras at the crime scenes, they know that they are not dealing with your average psychopath. The police quickly enlist the help of a brilliant Internet security consultant named Adam (Raffaello Degruttola) to assist in the investigation. Daines is reluctant to work with Adam because he likes to do things his way ­ the old school cop way. From one case to another the conflict grows between Daines and Adam.

Each execution is a race against the clock as the killer gives the police time to find the kill site and save the victim if they can. It's a deadly game of cat and mouse that is taken to a new level when the killer crosses the line and kills someone close to Daines. Throughout the investigation, Daines battles not only the ticking clock for the victims but a death sentence of his own. His cancer has become inoperable and he has only months to live. Torn between his desire to spend his remaining days with his family or bring down a violent killer, Daines realizes that he is the only one who can catch this psycho. As Daines closes in on the killer he realizes that it has become personal, and he is the final victim. Will Daines catch the killer before it's too late? Or will his old-school methods mean his death?

Persons of interest

  • Armand Assante .... Charlie Daines
  • Sonny Marinelli .... Harwell
  • Raffaello Degruttola .... Adam
  • Stanley Townsend .... Byrnes
  • Clare Holman .... Mary
  • Frank Nasso .... Stevie
  • Jason Durran .... CITU Specialist Mitch
  • Tony Schiena .... CITU Specialist Pete
  • Jeff Merchant .... Edward Maxwell
  • Ray Nicholas .... Charles Horvath
  • Frank Henson .... Michael McEllroy
  • Morven Christie .... Jane
  • Kieran Cunningham .... Frank Schuman
  • James Jordan .... Dr Morelli
  • Jason Lake .... Thadeus Moore
  • Andrew Charas .... Screenwriter
  • Robert Malkani .... Screenwriter
  • John Irvin .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

  • Digital reaper (Dot.kill) official movie site
  • Digital reaper (Dot.kill) film production notes
  • Digital reaper (Dot.kill) QuickTime movie trailer
  • Awards and film festivals:
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  • Studios and distributors:
    • 21st Century Pictures

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

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Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Languages: English
  • Picture: Widescreen 16:9
  • Special features:
    • Trailers: Upcoming releases

Security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Medium level violence, low level coarse language, drug use, nudity)

Surveillance time

87 minutes (1:27 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD rental: 28 September 2005
VHS rental: 28 September 2005

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