R | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.
At the time, David Fincher had not read a script for a year and a half since after the frustrating experience of making Alien³ (1992); he said, "I thought I'd rather die of colon cancer than do another movie". Fincher eventually agreed to direct the film because he was drawn... ...
Neighbors heard them screaming at each other, like for two hours, and it was nothing new. Then they heard the gun go off, both barrels. Crime of passion.
William Somerset: Yeah, just look at all the passion on that wall.
When Det. Somerset knocks on the door of the suspect, the sound of the knocking doesn't match the movements of his hand.
Credits roll down instead of up, contrary to common movie procedure.
£11,434,343 (UK) (19 January 1996)
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