The Watcher (I) (2000)

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David Allen Griffin is a cool killer- time and time again, he chooses a female victim, studies her for weeks till he knows her routine to the smallest detail, makes meticulous preparations ... See full summary »


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  • James Spader stars as Campbell
  • Marisa Tomei stars as Polly
  • Marisa Tomei in The Watcher (2000)
  • Keanu Reeves stars as Griffin
  • Marisa Tomei in The Watcher (2000)
  • James Spader in The Watcher (2000)

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2 February 2002 | bsamdahl
7
| The interaction between Keanu Reeves, James Spader and Marisa Tomei make this film
The relationship between the characters in the Watcher sets it apart from other serial killer movies. In fact, I would have liked another 15 minutes in the movie to bring out those relationships even more. I would have liked a little more elaboration on what happened in the past between James Spader and Keanu Reeves. Also, I wish the movie had shown part of the session between the Psychologist, played by Marisa Tomei, and the serial killer, played by Keanu Reeves. Marisa Tomei's facial reaction to Keanu Reeves' comment prior to the session was perfect. "Do clients come to see you because you are good or because you are very pretty." (Line by Reeves to Tomei - maybe not verbatum)

Keanu Reeves plays David Griffin very well. This is another example showing how Keanu Reeves can take any character and make it both believable and likeable to some extent. Both Reeves and Spader display the need for each other by the end of the film. Yes, I did detect at least a professional need by Spader for Reeves in the Watcher. So did Marisa Tomei I think. This movie had both a good balance of a crime drama, with the police and car chase scenes, and strong character development. My only complaint is like others have said on this board, I felt it was rushed.

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Release Date:

8 September 2000

Language

English, Vietnamese


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,062,295 10 September 2000

Gross USA:

$28,946,615

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,267,829

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