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.
Although the movie was clearly shot in Philadelphia, the actual location of the story is never clarified (much as was the case with Se7en (1995)). The prison in the opening scene, is Holmesburg Prison located in Northeast Philadelphia, which opened in 1895, and closed in 1996.
I wanna tell you about the time I almost died...
When Hobbes shoots the school teacher, after he fires one shot, his gun is apparently empty (the action on any semi-automatic 9mm handgun, like Hobbes' Glock, stays open when the final round is expended, as can be seen in the two quick cuts after the shot is fired). However, when Hobbes approaches the body in each view after-wards, the action of the gun is closed, indicating that he still has ammunition.
English, Syriac, Assyrian Neo-Aramaic
$10,401,586 (USA) (19 January 1998)
$25,188,006 (USA) (22 March 1998)
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