R | | Action, Crime, Drama
Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.
The first day of shooting was scheduled to be the scene where Hobbes (Denzel Washington) arrives at the cabin for the first time. A huge rainstorm was passing through the area at the time however, so producer Charles Roven decided to send the equipment truck out to the location much earlier than normal, so early that it was still dark. However, due to it being dark, and with such heavy rain, visibility was poor, and on the side road to the cabin (which was the only road to the cabin), the truck hit a tree, completely blocking off the road. By the time the truck was cleared, it was nearly night time again, and no shooting could be done, meaning that one day into production, the film was one day behind schedule. Charles Roven has said that this first day was the worst day of his entire career.
I wanna tell you about the time I almost died...
When Hobbes returns to the wood cabin towards the end of the film, he enters and stands looking around for a moment, with a window to his left. A definite human shadow can be seen walking past the window, despite Hobbes being alone.
English, Syriac, Assyrian Neo-Aramaic
$10,401,586 (USA) (19 January 1998)
$25,188,006 (USA) (22 March 1998)
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