Kiss The Girls

1997

Kiss The Girls

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This thriller is adapted from the 1995 novel by James Patterson about a serial killer prowling a Southern university. Washington, D.C., forensic psychologist Dr. Alex Cross (Morgan Freeman) is also a best-selling author. After his niece Naomi (Gina Ravera) is reported missing, he heads his Porsche for Durham, North Carolina, where eight young women have been reported missing. Bodies are found by local policemen (Cary Elwes and Alex McArthur), along with the killer's signature, "Casanova." Casanova is a "collector" of strong-willed women who are forced to submit to his demands. Soon, local doctor Kate McTiernan (Ashley Judd) is abducted from her home and taken to a dungeon -- where other women are imprisoned in underground chambers. After McTiernan succeeds in escaping, she joins Cross and other detectives in the search for Casanova -- a trail that leads to Los Angeles, where similar crimes are being committed by someone known as "The Gentleman Caller." Are these two criminals in competition with each other or are they working together? ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Cast

Morgan Freeman
as Dr. Alex Cross
Ashley Judd
as Kate McTiernan
Cary Elwes
as Nick Ruskin
Tony Goldwyn
as Will Rudolph
Jay O. Sanders
as Kyle Craig
Bill Nunn
as Sampson
Brian Cox
as Chief Hatfield
Richard T. Jones
as Seth Samuel
Jeremy Piven
as Henry Castillo
Gina Ravera
as Naomi Cross
Roma Maffia
as Dr. Ruocco
Helen Martin
as Nana Cross
Tatyana Ali
as Janell Cross
Mena Suvari
as Coty Pierce
Heidi Schanz
as Megan Murphy
Rick Warner
as Sgt. Willard
Billy Blanks
as Instructor
Mary Major
as TV Reporter
Angel Harper
as Reporter
Alan Wilder
as Reporter
Dan Cashman
as Reporter
Larry Cedar
as Reporter
Caroline Case
as Reporter
Loanne Bishop
as Kate's Nurse
Tim Ahern
as LAPD Sergeant
W. Earl Brown
as Locksmith
Brian Brophy
as Swim Team Manager
Michael Cutt
as FBI Agent--Hospital
Meta Golding
as Beautiful Girl
Sadie Kratzig
as Beautiful Girl
Brandi Andres
as Beautiful Girl
Dana Atwood
as Beautiful Girl
Justina Vail
as Beautiful Girl
Nichole McAuley
as Beautiful Girl
Tricia Vessey
as Woman at Nepenthe Bar
John Cothran Jr.
as FBI Agent at Lair
Robert Peters
as Agent on Robe
Jill Callaham
as Female Reporter in Durham
Nancy Yee
as Chinese Grandmother
Christina Ma
as Chinese Mother
David Cowgill
as Chief Resident
Joe Inscoe
as Large Cop
Deborah Strang
as Dianne Wainford
Robert Overmyer
as Competitive Swimmer
Boise Holmes
as Basketball Player
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  • Aug 18, 2014
    Full of intrigue, Kiss the Girls is a smart and suspenseful crime thriller. Based on a James Patterson novel, the story follows forensic specialist Dr. Alex Cross as he investigates the disappearance of his niece and comes to discover that she's become a victim of the serial killer known as "Casanova." Starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Cary Elwes, and Brian Cox, the cast is fairly strong (though Judd is a weak link that stands out a bit). There are also some underdeveloped elements of the plot that make it seem a bit contrived at times. However, the directing is well-done and does a good job at creating an atmospheric setting. Additionally, the film is able to be disturbing and violent without becoming morbid and gratuitous. Kiss the Girls isn't without its problems, but it still delivers a compelling mystery.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 08, 2010
    It wasn't an awful film altogether, but it wasn't exactly a crime thriller. Sure, it had all the elements of the original novel, but it truly lacked the true to form Alex Cross, the propiety of serial killers, or suspense. Maybe it's just me, but it felt a tad stilted.
    Spencer S Super Reviewer
  • Aug 19, 2010
    A good, entertaining film. It's way too creepy and disturbing at some points, but Morgan Freeman's awesomeness helps to make up for this. Honestly, Along Came a Spider, this film's sequel, is noticeably better in composition.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 20, 2010
    Kiss The Girls is based on the best-selling novel by James Patterson. This is an excellent edge-of-your-seat thriller and Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd gave dazzling performances as Alex Cross and Kate McTiernan. Freeman gets involved in a search for a man who calls himself Casanova. He snatches beautiful and accomplished young women, whom he keeps drugged and imprisoned as his concubines including Freeman's niece. Many of his unfortunate victims who do not comply to his sadistic demands end up being tortured...and killed. Judd is also equally good as a victim of Casanova's who escapes his evil clutches. Highly Recommended.
    Deb S Super Reviewer

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