Who's been a naughty girl? If you can't behave, then he'll just
have to take you out into the woods and cut your head off.
Talk about make them cry. Yes, this is a film about a serial
killer who has developed an alternative system and lifestyle.
Who better than Dr. Alex Cross (Morgan Freeman), a forensic
police detective and crime author whose kidnapped niece is
possibly one of the victims, to investigate. (After all, Freeman
did pretty well as William Somerset in "Seven," didn't he?
N.B.- There are seven girls missing.) Nothing goes unnoticed
by this man. He's the kind of person you don't invite to visit
without dusting off the furniture. Of course, the local honkies
of Durham, North Carolina don't immediately take a shine to
this Washington, D.C. lawman. Our killer's m.o. is definitely
kinky and, as a result, he naturally likes to call himself
Casanova. It seems he's just a lonely lover to die for.
'KISS THE GIRLS'
(c) copyright 1997 PARAMOUNT.
Photo: Bob Greene.
Cross may not have been received with open arms by the
ante-bellum crew, but is eventually assisted by headstrong
female doctor Kate Mctiernan (Ashley Judd), who happens to
be the only successfully escaped victim and available witness
to the murderer's dungeon (AKA harem). She is determined to
catch the man (once she comes out of her coma). Cross also
recognizes F.B.I agents in the vicinity and realizes that this
case is bigger than anyone in the local neighborhood might
think (,although this is not a surprise considering the way they
Based on the best-selling novel by James Patterson, the
direction of Gary Fleder, backed up by a strong cast and a
clever script, effectively creates all the necessary suspense of
this thriller on screen. There is more than one surprise in
store along the way that might be suspected beforehand by
the attentive viewer. Watch for clues.
Also included are the attractive an inestimable talents of Tony
Goldwyn and Cary Elwes.
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