R | | Mystery, Thriller
Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain-storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one.
John Cusack and Amanda Peet would later go on to play the lead roles in 2012 (2009), where they play a recently divorced couple. Also, Cusack played a limousine driver in 2012, while his character in Identity is a driver.
The killer cannot survive.
In the beginning sequence, Malcolm recites a poem that he made up, beginning with the first line, "As I was walking up the stair,..." Later, in the final lines of the movie, he reiterates this poem in a whisper as Timmy, wording the first line a little differently - "WHEN I was walking up the stairS..." (emphasis added).
The first few opening credits leave behind a letter to the word "IDENTITY" as they fade away.
The DVD contains an extended version with an additional scene at the courthouse. This occurs right after Lou, Ginny and Paris go to their rooms for the first time. It shows Dr. Malick arriving and Detective Varole getting upset that the prisoner transport is out of contact. It also has a slightly altered ending that intercuts the killer with the real Malcolm Rivers committing the murders.
$16,225,263 (USA) (27 April 2003)