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Dr. Helen Hudson (Sigourney Weaver), a psychiatrist famous for her writings about serial murderers, is nearly killed by obsessed psychopath Daryll Lee Cullum (Harry Connick Jr.). As a result of this trauma, Helen becomes a drunken, pill-taking agoraphobic who can't leave her San Francisco apartment. After a series of bizarre murders, she calls the police suggesting that the murders were the work of a serial killer. Detective M.J. Monahan (Holly Hunter) and her assistant Ruben (Dermot Mulroney) believe Helen and discover, during the investigation, that the man is re-creating murders by the killers described in Helen's book: The Boston Strangler, Ted Bundy, Son of Sam and the Hillside Strangler. After Helen's secretary, Andy (John Rothmen) is murdered, Helen begins to fear for her own life. The film has a dramatic, terrifying conclusion as Helen confronts the killer and must overcome her own fears to save herself.

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Sigourney Weaver
as Helen Hudson
Holly Hunter
as M.J. Monahan
Dermot Mulroney
as Ruben Goetz
William McNamara
as Peter Foley
Will Patton
as Nicoletti
Harry Connick Jr.
as Daryll Lee Cullum
Shannon O'Hurley
as Susan Schiffer
Bob Greene
as Pachulski
Scott DeVenney
as Cop No. 1
Dennis Richmond
as KXBU Anchorman
Rob Nilsson
as SWAT Commander
Kenny Kwong
as Chinese Kid
Kelly De Martino
as Festival Girl
Bill Bonham
as Photographer
Kathleen Stefano
as Peter's Mother
Chris Beale
as Tech Guy 1
Don West
as Attorney
Keith Phillips
as Felix Mendoza
Kelvin Han Yee
as Chinese Detective
Victor Talmadge
as Head Waiter
Brian Keith Russell
as Coroner's Man
Damon Lawner
as Festival Dude
Russ Christoff
as Commissioner Petrillo
Edith Bryson
as Landlady
Jeni Chua
as Michelle
William Oates
as Man In Corridor
Lee Kopp
as Haircut Man
Thomas J. Fieweger
as Bodger The Cop
Anthony Moore
as Uniformed Policeman
Stephanie Ann Smith
as Disturbed Tenant 1
Brian Russell
as Coroner's Man
S.J. Spinali
as Disturbed Tenant 2
Katherine Fitzhugh
as Disturbed Tenant 3
Robert Benscoter
as Disturbed Tenant 4
Arlon G. Greene
as Male Jogger
Vincenetta Gunn
as Screaming Woman
Donald West
as Attorney
David Ferguson
as Dock On-Looker
Eleva Singleton
as Paramedic
Gena Bingham
as Victim In Car At Gas Station
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Critic Reviews for Copycat

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (29) | Rotten (8)

Audience Reviews for Copycat

  • Mar 21, 2019
    Weaver and Hunter are great (obviously) and the movie's subtle feminism overcomes the screenplay's simplicity.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 20, 2015
    Standard serial killer thriller with the hook of the killer especially targeting the academic whose specialty is serial killers. The leads, Weaver and Hunter, lift this into watchable territory. There will be echoes of Silence Of The Lambs, but at least this is a better than average knockoff.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Aug 24, 2011
    I thought this was really good. I'm always down to watch movies about serial killers, and this one kept me engaged the entire way through.
    Erin C Super Reviewer
  • Aug 10, 2011
    A decent thriller film that was rightly overshadowed by the superior Se7en.
    Chris B Super Reviewer

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