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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

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Audience Reviews for Copycat

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. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Gripping serial killer thriller that was overshadowed by the release of Se7en a month earlier. Weaver is an agoraphobic psychologist that specialises in serial killers. Holly Hunter is a detective with three similar and unsolved murders on her hands. It soon becomes apparent that these murders are copycat killings. The film is a bit disjointed in its who-done-it first act, before just revealing the killer to the audience. The does eventually work out in the film's favor as it becomes more of a character piece. Patton is wonderful as a jealous ex-lover of Hunter, one that spars verbally with Mulroney, but soon becomes a tragic and sympathetic character. Connick Jr. does well in a batshit bonkers role. The acting and characters carry the movie, even if the material becomes stretched. It's predictable and surprising in equal measure, but contains wonderful moments, such as an unrelated shooting, which intrude on the main plot, but flesh out the characters. Didn't bore me once.

Luke Baldock
Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

An ok thriller.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

Ive seen this a fair few times and still think its brilliant! I Think its clever stylish, different, and exciting with a great cast and great performances especially from Sigourney weaver! It keep me glued to my seat and though it did get a bit predictable it was still and really enjoyable and great thriller movie that is completely different to any movie ive seen before ! Sigourney weaver plays an acraphobic where shes frighten to go outside because of a previous frightfull experience but she then starts getting haressed by a murderer who has now turned to hurt her, so whilst under protection she try's to find out who it is ! A really good movie exciting thrilling and enjoyable completely worth a watch!

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