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Twisted (2004)

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Jessica, whose father killed her mother and committed suicide, is a police officer. While investigating a murder, she finds herself in the center of her own investigation, when her former lovers start being murdered.

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Philip Kaufman

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Sarah Thorp
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashley Judd ... Jessica Shepard
Samuel L. Jackson ... John Mills
Andy Garcia ... Mike Delmarco
David Strathairn ... Dr. Melvin Frank
Russell Wong ... Lieutenant Tong
Camryn Manheim ... Lisa
Mark Pellegrino ... Jimmy Schmidt
Titus Welliver ... Dale Becker
D.W. Moffett ... Ray Porter
Richard T. Jones ... Wilson Jefferson
Leland Orser ... Edmund Cutler
James Oliver Bullock James Oliver Bullock ... John Flanagan
William Hall William Hall ... Chip Marshall
Joe Duer ... Larry Geber
Jim Hechim ... Bob Sherman (as James Hechim)
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Storyline

Jessica Shepard is an on the rise police officer of San Francisco's esteemed police department, after having solved a big case about a serial killer. Her mentor John Mills is proud of Jessica as a father would be of his daughter, since Mills was the partner of Jessica's late father. With a newly established promotion, Jessica finds that she might once again have to prove herself in a department that takes no prisoners. Not to mention a new partner named Mike Delmarco, who might be Jessica's next closest thing to a confidant. However, a man has been found dead and the two officers are brought into the investigation. What they find is a surprise when the dead in question was a man Jessica slept with, he being part of a list of one night stands that Jessica has engaged in. Now under suspicion and a terrible drinking problem gnawing at her, Jessica will have to prove to her superiors and to her skeptical partner that she's not the one behind the murders and Mills is one of the few people ... Written by mystic80

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Every murder has a mark. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Paramount | UIP [Brazil]

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English | Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

27 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Blackout Murders See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,904,299, 29 February 2004

Gross USA:

$25,198,598

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,954,603
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jessica Shepard's (Ashley Judd's) promotion, from Officer to Inspector, isn't as big a jump as it sounds. The S.F.P.D., unlike nearly all other municipal police departments, does not have a traditional Detective rank. The Inspector rank is simply the next rank above Officer, and an Inspector's responsibilities are exactly like those of a Detective in most other police departments. See more »

Goofs

In the early bar scene when the Police Commissioner comes to congratulate Jessica he passes the same bar costumer twice. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Edmund Cutler: [knife to her neck] I can hear your heart beating. Sounds like you've got an animal in your chest, trying to get out. Sounds like blood. Sounds like flesh.
[starts unzipping her jacket]
Edmund Cutler: What's this? *What* *is* *this*?
Jessica Shepard: It's my gun.
[suddenly overpowers him and he's on the ground]
Edmund Cutler: Don't hurt me!
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Raggedy Ann
Written & Performed by Sandy Rogers
Courtesy of Rattle Records
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Not nearly as bad as reviewers say
8 March 2004 | by Grant73See all my reviews

Seeing one popular site with a verdict of 101 bad reviews to just 2 good ones, I almost didn't go, but my S.O. likes some pretty so-so movies if they are exciting or suspenseful, so I took her. I did not find the plot so obvious. I actually enjoyed it a lot--a bit raunchy of course, but "normal" for this kind of flick. I actually recommend it as a thriller. Reviewers are really a bunch of whole assets, arent they? They probably are not too good at acting, screenwriting, directing or producing (though they might do okay as continuity persons!). Jackson, Garcia, Judd and several lesser players are just fine. Reviewers write to keep themselves working for a living, and that requires them to diss a goodly percentage of the movies they review.


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