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Twisted - Ashley Judd, Samuel L Jackson, Andy Garcia, Philip Kaufman

Threat advisory: Elevated - Significant risk of entertaining activities

Movie propaganda

Every murder has a mark.

Newly-promoted police Inspector Jessica Shepard (Ashley Judd) is after a serial killer with a penchant for murdering men she has recently dated. But things get even more complicated when Jessica begins blacking out right before each murder, leading her partner, Mike Delmarco (Andy Garcia), and the police commissioner (Samuel L Jackson), to believe she is the prime suspect.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film crime thriller serial killer police

Persons of interest

  • Ashley Judd .... Jessica Shepard
  • Samuel L Jackson .... John Mills
  • Andy Garcia .... Mike Delmarco
  • David Strathairn .... Dr Melvin Frank
  • Russell Wong .... Lieutenant Tong
  • Camryn Manheim .... Lisa
  • Mark Pellegrino .... Jimmy Schmidt
  • Titus Welliver .... Dale Becker
  • DW Moffett .... Ray Porter
  • Richard T Jones .... Wilson Jefferson
  • Leland Orser .... Edmund Cutler
  • James Oliver Bullock .... John Flanagan
  • William Hall .... Chip Marshall
  • Joe Duer .... Larry Geber
  • Jim Hechim .... Bob Sherman
  • Sarah Thorp .... Screenwriter
  • Philip Kaufman .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Hmm... Twisted is another serial killer thriller that doesn't quite come up to the mark. Like Taking lives, it pits a pretty and unconventional woman against an unknown baddie who is, in fact, known to her. Eventually she becomes the subject of the killer herself. The running around, sneaking about in the dark, red herrings, hitting, kicking, bleeding and shooting are good but the plot is weak. Twisty, but weak.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound (Languages: English, French)
    • Dolby Surround (Languages: English)
    • DTS
  • Picture:
    • Fullscreen
    • Widescreen (16:9 enhanced)
  • Special features:
    • Commentary: Director Philip Kaufman
    • Deleted scenes
    • Extended scenes
    • Documentary: Cutting room floor with commentary
    • Featurettes:
      • Creating a twisted web of intrigue
      • The inspectors: the clues of crime
  • Subtitles: English, English closed captions, Spanish

Security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Medium level violence, medium level coarse language)

Surveillance time

96 minutes (1:36 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 20 May 2004
DVD rental: 16 September 2004
VHS rental: 16 September 2004
DVD retail: 2 December 2004
VHS retail: 2 December 2004

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