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Eye of the Beholder (1999)

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A private eye shadows a female serial killer of men all over the U.S. without her knowing as he, strangely enough, occasionally acts as her guardian angel.

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Stephan Elliott

Writers:

Marc Behm (novel), Stephan Elliott (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ewan McGregor ... Eye
Ashley Judd ... Joanna
Patrick Bergin ... Alexander Leonard
Geneviève Bujold ... Dr. Jeanne Brault
k.d. lang ... Hilary
Jason Priestley ... Gary
Anne-Marie Brown Anne-Marie Brown ... Lucy Wilson
Kaitlin Brown Kaitlin Brown ... Lucy Wilson
David Nerman ... Mickey Argyle
Steven McCarthy ... Paul Hugo
Vlasta Vrana ... Mr. Hugo Sr.
Janine Theriault Janine Theriault ... Nathy
Don Jordan ... Toohey
Maria Revelins Maria Revelins ... Ms. Keenan
Lisa Forget Lisa Forget ... Nurse
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Storyline

British Consulate investigator Det. Stephen Wilson, a.k.a. the Eye, comes across a disturbed lady serial-killer while on an otherwise mundane assignment. Already a bit psychologically fragile from his wife's abrupt removal of herself and their daughter from his life (with the lingering memory of his daughter haunting him like a manifest ghost), his psychosis as a displaced dad dovetails with the femme fatale's psychosis as an abandoned daughter (crying "Merry Christmas, Daddy" over her expired victims). A bond forms, or, rather, an obsession, as the Eye abandons his job to secretively stalk this mysterious woman full-time as she visits many major U.S. cities under various names, leaving numerous victims. Written by statmanjeff

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Obsession is in the eye of the beholder.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong violence, sexuality, language and brief drug content | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Urban Cinefile (Australia)

Country:

Canada | UK | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Voyeur See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,959,447, 30 January 2000

Gross USA:

$16,500,786

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,589,705
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One of the four films that received an "F" CinemaScore from audiences upon their release in 2000, along with Dr. T & the Women (2000), Lost Souls (2000) and Lucky Numbers (2000). See more »

Goofs

When the camera swings behind Stephen as he watches Joanna leave the hospital, there's a cigarette dangling form his lips, but when the camera changes immediately to a front shot, there is no cigarette. See more »

Quotes

Stephen: My wife was right. I spent my whole life hiding behind computer screens, and it cost me my daughter. But it's time to let go because... because I met an extraordinary woman and she needs my help. I won't make the same mistake twice.
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Crazy Credits

At the start of the movie the following appears on screen: "Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him." - Henry Miller "The Wisdom of the Heart" See more »

Alternate Versions

Overseas prints are longer than U.S. prints; including extra scenes such as one with Jean and John Teodoro as doormen. See more »

Connections

References Obsession (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wish You Love
(Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?)
Music by Charles Trenet and Léo Chauliac
French lyrics by Charles Trenet
English lyrics by Albert Beach
Produced by Marius De Vries
Performed by Chrissie Hynde
Used by permission of EMI Virgin Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Limited
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Terrible!
19 June 2000 | by magnum232See all my reviews

This has got to be one of the worst movies I've ever seen. I honestly can't complain about the acting because, simply, the script didn't call for any. The plot was unbelievably, unthinkably thin, it makes...well, let me put it this way: Think of the movie with the thinest possible plot ever. Got it? Now make it 10 times thinner, and you have an idea of this film. And what happened to the dialogue? Did anyone else notice this? I swear, there's maybe about 10 lines in the whole film. Well, I guess that's good, because it is deaf-friendly. Not that ANYONE would ever want to see this. It might be worth it to see Ashly Judd naked, but if you want that, you can see "Double Jeopardy," "Norma, Jean and Marilyn," or...hell, any movie with her! Just make sure that if you do rent it, skip right to the end of the second scene, and then the bathtub scene. Then stop watching.


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