R | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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.
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.
As the end credits roll, we see a statue of an angel with the sun setting in the sky in the background.
The UK DVD has a longer ending:
$5,959,447 30 January 2000
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