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Kiss the girls

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A detective is searching for a deadly collector. His only hope is the woman who got away.

When Doctor Alex Cross (Morgan Freeman), a Washington DC police detective and forensic psychologist, learns that his niece has disappeared from university in North Carolina, an apparent kidnapping victim, he heads for the town of Durham to conduct his own investigation. Out of his jurisdiction, Cross risks the wrath of local law enforcement officials as he plunges ahead in his investigation using his extraordinary expertise in deductive reasoning.

Cross is aided in his pursuit by Kate McTiernan (Ashley Judd), a strong-willed and determined young doctor who has information vital to unravelling the mystery. She joins him in the hunt, and together they race against time to find Cross's niece and the chilling truth behind her disappearance.

Also starring Cary Elwes as Nick Ruskin, Alex Mcarthur as Davey Sikes, Tony Goldwyn as William "Will" Rudolph, Jay O Sanders as Kyle Craig, Bill Nunn as John Sampson, Brian Cox as Chief Hatfield, Richard T Jones as Seth Samuel, Roma Maffia as Doctor Ruocco, Jeremy Piven as Henry Castillo, Gina Ravera as Naomi Cross, William Converse-Roberts as Doctor Wick Sachs, Helen Martin as Nana Cross and Tatyana Ali as Janell Cross. Written by David Klass from the novel by James Patterson, directed by Gary Fleder.

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Theatrical report

One of those detective vs serial killer flicks, with lots of violence, twists, wrong turns, red herrings, violence, tension, violence, blood and violence. In other words, a good film.

I haven't had a preview video and I saw the film a long time ago, so the details are a bit sketchy, but I remember that I really enjoyed watching Kiss the girls and that everyone should have a look at it.

Some parts are hackneyed (how many variations on detective or serial killer films can there be?) but it doesn't make much difference because the thrills come from what is done, not how it's done. If that makes sense. (My analgesics have kicked in.)

Anyhoo, see it.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Picture: Widescreen
  • Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, Croatian, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Slovenian, Spanish
  • Trailer

Security censorship classification

MA 15+ (High level violence)

Surveillance time

117 minutes (1:57 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD rental: 7 September 2001

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