Eye of the Beholder (1999)

R   |    |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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A private eye shadows a female serial killer of men all over the U.S. without her knowing as he, strangely enough, occasionally acts as her guardian angel.




  • Ashley Judd in Eye of the Beholder (1999)
  • Ashley Judd in Eye of the Beholder (1999)
  • Ashley Judd in Eye of the Beholder (1999)
  • Ashley Judd in Eye of the Beholder (1999)
  • Ashley Judd in Eye of the Beholder (1999)
  • Ashley Judd in Eye of the Beholder (1999)

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10 January 2004 | Buff2001
| The DVD alternate ending makes a BIG difference
I had not seen this movie when originally released because of bad reviews. I did however recently pick up the DVD in the $5.99 rack at Target mainly because I really like Ewan McGregor and Ashley Judd. They did do their usual fine job of acting but I must admit that the plot was convoluted and illogical and the first time through watching it normally, I was disappointed in the lingering confusion.

I then watched the one deleted scene and the alternate ending and it changed my whole perspective. Sometimes alternate endings do not really change much but this was the most dramatically different alternate ending I have ever seen. It wrapped up everything for me and made the whole thing crystal clear and satisfying.

I can not imagine why they left out this long segment that does not so much result in an alternate ending per se, but rather fills in a lot of the holes that I had in my head. It is worth your time to rent the DVD and see this alternate ending. It may change your mind about the movie.

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The novel from which this film is adapted, and written by Marc Bahm, was originally ordered to the novelist by the producer Philip Yordan and destined to Charlton Heston. But the Ben Hur's actor refused it. Then, Michel Audiard, the French screen writer, bought the rights of this novel and Claude Miller, the French director, brought it on screen, starring Michel Serrault and Isabelle Adjani.


Reva, Desk Clerk: A gentle reminder, darling. Take out your own trash on Tuesday and Thursday.
Joanna: Of course.
Reva, Desk Clerk: And don't throw it in the street. Throw it in a bin. And tell your boyfriend to do the same.
Joanna: Which one?
Reva, Desk Clerk: The one who's been following you around all week. You know ...


A Chicago policeman says he's with the Federal Police. The United States does not have a federal police force.

Crazy Credits

As the end credits roll, we see a statue of an angel with the sun setting in the sky in the background.

Alternate Versions

The UK DVD has a longer ending:

  • Before the motorcycle and the car collide, they ride side by side in slow motion. McGregor holds out his hand to Judd as if he's her guardian angel. Just as they touch fingers the car lurches off into the snowbank. (US versions just have the vehicles colliding).


I Wish You Love
(Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?)
Music by
Charles Trenet and Léo Chauliac
French lyrics by Charles Trenet
English lyrics by Albert Beach
Produced by Marius De Vries
Performed by Chrissie Hynde
Used by permission of EMI Virgin Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Limited


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Drama | Mystery | Thriller


Release Date:

28 January 2000



Country of Origin

Canada, UK, Australia, USA

Filming Locations

Rue de Claire-Fontaine, Québec City, Québec, Canada

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,959,447 30 January 2000

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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