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Twisted (2004)

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Jessica, whose father killed her mother and committed suicide, is a police officer. While investigating a murder, she finds herself in the center of her own investigation, when her former lovers start being murdered.

Director:

Philip Kaufman

Writer:

Sarah Thorp
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
D.W. Moffett ... Ray Porter
Richard T. Jones ... Wilson Jefferson
Leland Orser ... Edmund Cutler
James Oliver Bullock James Oliver Bullock ... John Flanagan
William Hall William Hall ... Chip Marshall
Joe Duer ... Larry Geber
Jim Hechim ... Bob Sherman (as James Hechim)
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Storyline

Jessica Shepard is an on the rise police officer of San Francisco's esteemed police department, after having solved a big case about a serial killer. Her mentor John Mills is proud of Jessica as a father would be of his daughter, since Mills was the partner of Jessica's late father. With a newly established promotion, Jessica finds that she might once again have to prove herself in a department that takes no prisoners. Not to mention a new partner named Mike Delmarco, who might be Jessica's next closest thing to a confidant. However, a man has been found dead and the two officers are brought into the investigation. What they find is a surprise when the dead in question was a man Jessica slept with, he being part of a list of one night stands that Jessica has engaged in. Now under suspicion and a terrible drinking problem gnawing at her, Jessica will have to prove to her superiors and to her skeptical partner that she's not the one behind the murders and Mills is one of the few people ... Written by mystic80

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Taglines:

An elusive killer. A brilliant detective. Maybe one and the same? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Paramount | UIP [Brazil]

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English | Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

27 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Blackout Murders See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,904,299, 29 February 2004

Gross USA:

$25,198,598

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,954,603
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jessica Shepard's (Ashley Judd's) final confrontation with the villain was filmed at the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park. The ship behind her is the Balclutha (1886). She was acquired by the San Francisco Maritime Museum in 1954, and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1985. Two of her three square-rigged masts, and their lower yards, are clearly visible behind Jessica. See more »

Goofs

Jessica is talking to a psychiatrist when Mills comes to bail her out of jail. At one point as they are walking out, the movement of their bodies does not match the sound of their footsteps. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Edmund Cutler: [knife to her neck] I can hear your heart beating. Sounds like you've got an animal in your chest, trying to get out. Sounds like blood. Sounds like flesh.
[starts unzipping her jacket]
Edmund Cutler: What's this? *What* *is* *this*?
Jessica Shepard: It's my gun.
[suddenly overpowers him and he's on the ground]
Edmund Cutler: Don't hurt me!
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Connections

References Sunset Blvd. (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

For Bill
Written & Produced by Mark Isham
Performed by Rich Ruttenberg
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" Let me get this straight, you had sex with all the victims? "
20 May 2010 | by thinker1691See all my reviews

There is a preponderance of evidence which indicates that if you assemble the best actors together and give them a good script, you'll create a memorable film. In this movie called " Twisted " director Philip Kauf, has indeed gathered a marvelous group and done exactly that. The story features John Mills (Samuel L. Jackson) a Chief of Police, who raises Jessica Shepard (Ashley Judd) his old partner's daughter to become a policewoman. Shortly after her promotion, she is given her first case and a new partner, named Mike Delmarco (Andy Garcia). Early in her childhood, Jessica has had to deal with her father's violent rage and eventual suicide. This coupled with the death of her mother creates problems of inadequacy for her. Entering the investigation, suspicion arises that the horrible murders may be the work of a serial killer. To complicate matters, Jessica begins experiencing mysterious blackouts and difficulty remembering where she was at the time of the killings. Enter, Dr. Melvin Frank (David Strathairn) a police psychiatrist who tries to help by suggesting she face the terrible past. All in all, the movie has definite drama, but is a little lengthy in getting to the point. Nevertheless, with Stars like Strathairn, Jackson and Garcia, how can this film be anything but a winner. ****


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