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The Watcher (2000)

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David is a serial killer of young women. Joel was in charge of catching him in LA. He moved to Chicago a broken man. So did David and sends him photos of his next victims 24 hours before the murders.

Director:

Joe Charbanic

Writers:

Darcy Meyers (story), David Elliot (story) | 2 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Spader ... Campbell
Marisa Tomei ... Polly
Keanu Reeves ... Griffin
Ernie Hudson ... Ibby
Chris Ellis ... Hollis
Robert Cicchini ... Mitch
Yvonne Niami ... Lisa
Jenny McShane ... Diana (as Jennifer McShane)
Gina Alexander Gina Alexander ... Sharon
Rebekah Nanfria Rebekah Nanfria ... Ellie (as Rebakah Louise Smith)
Joseph Sikora ... Skater (as Joe Sikora)
Jillian Peterson ... Jessica
Michele DiMaso Michele DiMaso ... Rachel (as Michelle Dimaso)
Andrew Rothenberg ... Jack Fray
David Pasquesi ... Norton
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Storyline

David Allen Griffin is a cool killer- time and time again, he chooses a female victim, studies her for weeks till he knows her routine to the smallest detail, makes meticulous preparations using his forensic knowledge to gain entry when she's quite alone, subdues her and administers a long, torturous death. Joel Campbell got so frustrated by his failure to capture Griffin in Los Angeles, that he quit the FBI, moved to Chicago, and remains in psychiatric therapy, unable to function normally. Then he realizes, when opening his mail very late, that a new murder victim is Griffin's, and the killer sent him pictures of her. Campbell reports this to the police, but is unwilling to join them in the search, suggesting Griffin is too slick and clever; yet he won't get out of it that easily. Written by KGF Vissers

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Someone wants to play. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

James Spader and Keanu Reeves previously starred with Lori Loughlin in The New Kids (1985) and The Night Before (1988) respectively. Ironically, in those films, Spader played a villain and Reeves played a good guy. See more »

Goofs

Two different cats were used to shoot the scenes with the second victim. One cat is darker than the other. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Hollis: Hello, I am Lt. Hollis and welcome to my crime scene, can I help you with anything or are you just looking?
Joel Campbell: I'm Joel Campbell , I'm just on my way home...
Lt. Hollis: Did you happen to see that police tape marked do not cross on your way up...
Joel Campbell: If you're done with that I'll just take it and go...
Lt. Hollis: You don't happen to know this lady do you...
Joel Campbell: No, never. Why what's happened... she dead?
Lt. Hollis: I have made no reference to homicide... why would you hasten to such a conclusion?
Joel Campbell: Well you've got half the block taped off and ...
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Soundtracks

Driven To This
Written by Damir Price (as Damir Prcic)
Performed by Jacqui Lynn
Produced by Marco Beltrami, Damir Price (as Damir Prcic)
Courtesy of Mouthful Records
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Wrong role for Keanu Reeves. Him and the Detective should switch roles.
10 March 2020 | by BeyondtherainSee all my reviews

Funny the detective has some serious Serial Killer vibes to him...like taking all those med injections in the gut for migraines? He also has crazy eyes...Keanu is wayyyyy too clean and looks/talks like himself as always...Nothing scary about him! it's like they got Keanu Reeves and just wanted to show him off, keep his face in the spot light, and make him look nice /neat...so one thing the movie got all wrong was the roles the actors played.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Vietnamese

Release Date:

8 September 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Driven See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,062,295, 10 September 2000

Gross USA:

$28,946,615

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,267,829
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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