R | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.
An edited-out sequence near the beginning, had Somerset looking over the country house, into which he's planning on moving. He uses his switchblade to cut loose a rose on a fragment of silk wallpaper and carries it with him throughout the movie. The... ...
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 Somerset is in the library making copies, a plan of Dante Alighieri's Purgatory comes out of the copy machine, but the label at the bottom of the page identifies it as Dante's Inferno.
Credits roll down instead of up, contrary to common movie procedure.
£11,434,343 (UK) (19 January 1996)
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