ONE MAN IS COPYING THE MOST NOTORIOUS KILLERS IN HISTORY ONE AT A TIME. TOGETHER, TWO WOMEN MUST STOP HIM FROM KILLING AGAIN. OR THEY’RE NEXT.
Dr. Helen Hudson (Sigourney Weaver), an expert on serial killers, suffers from agoraphobia and lives in isolation; she is contacted by two San Francisco cops (Holly Hunter, Dermot Mulroney) who are investigating murders that look awfully familiar… One of several serial killer movies to come out at this time, but not a real challenger to Se7en (1995). The story has a few hysterical twists and turns, but tension builds nonetheless, and the filmmakers do capture the uneasy role serial killers play in pop culture. Boosted by strong performances by Weaver and Hunter; they’re significantly more interesting than the showy killer played by Harry Connick, Jr.
1995-U.S. 125 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Jon Amiel. Music: Christopher Young. Cast: Sigourney Weaver (Helen Hudson), Holly Hunter (M.J. Monahan), Dermot Mulroney (Reuben Goetz), Harry Connick, Jr. (Daryll Lee Cullum), William McNamara, Will Patton.