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Overwhelming dislike - based on 20 Critics

User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 54 Ratings

Summary: A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, Welles relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town private eye.
Runtime: 123 min
Rating: Rated R for strong perverse sexuality and violence, and for strong language.
Production: Columbia Pictures Corporation
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Countries: USA, Germany
Language: English
Home Release Date: Dec 3, 2002
Director Credit
Joel Schumacher Director
Writer Credit
Andrew Kevin Walker Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Nicolas Cage Tom Welles
Cast Credit
Amy Morton Janet Mathews
Anne Gee Byrd Senator Michaelson
Anthony Heald Daniel Longdale
Catherine Keener Amy Welles
Chris Bauer George Higgins/Machine
Don Creech Mr. Anderson
Jack Betts Butler
James Gandolfini Eddie Poole
Jenny Powell Mary Ann Mathews
Joaquin Phoenix Max California
Luis Oropeza Archive Director
Myra Carter Mrs. Christian
Peter Stormare Dino Velvet
Rachel Singer Neighbor
Producer Credit
Gavin Polone Producer
Jeff Levine Co-Producer
Joel Schumacher Producer
Joseph M. Caracciolo Executive Producer
Judy Hofflund Producer
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