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USA: Paramount Pictures
Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Ben Kingsley, Carrie-Anne Moss, Harry Lennix, Kevin Chamberlin, Julian Reyes, Keith Campbell, Chloe Russell, Ellen Blake, William B Johnson, Jerry Gardner, Daniel Patrick Moriarty, Curtis Plagge, Nicole DeHuff, William Mapother, Donn Owens, Brady Coleman, Frank Collison, Catherine Haun, Lea Franklin, Angelina C Torres, David Ode, David House, Miguel Zapata, Jane Goold, Boots Sutherland, Ben Petry, Jenny Cleveland, Buddy Joe Hooker, Kent Kirkpatrick, Dorsey Ray, Michael Chapman, Marya Beauvais, Letta E Gorder, Ed Dames, Aaron Donahue, Kevin Skousen, Cecilia L Webb, Hope Bell
Director: E Elias Merhige
USA Rated: R for violent content, language and some nudity
USA Release Date: 27 August 2004
When Dallas FBI Agent Thomas Mackelway (Aaron Eckhart) violates serial killer Raymond Starkey's civil rights during an unorthodox arrest, Starkey goes free and Mackelway is demoted to a remote branch of the agency in Albuquerque. His first day on the job, Mackelway investigates the murder of a traveling salesman Harold Speck, which turns out to be the first of three seemingly random killings. Or perhaps they are not random at all; the last to die is Mackelway's nemesis, Raymond Starkey.
The assignment consumes him. His past mistakes haunt him. His head throbs constantly as he tries to find the link between the victims that will lead him to their killer. The case becomes increasingly gruesome and patently personal. This does not go unnoticed by his unflappable partner Fran Kulok (Carrie-Anne Moss), who knows of Mackelway's past and the demons that afflict him. Like Mackelway, she becomes drawn into the labyrinth of chilling clues, all of which point to the enigmatic Benjamin O'Ryan (Ben Kingsley). O'Ryan clearly has a connection to the murders, a connection he flaunts; quite possibly, he may also harbor a sinister link to Mackelway.