In 1999 New York City, quadriplegic forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme (Washington) is bed-bound after an accident that left him completely paralyzed from the neck down. Amelia Donaghy (Jolie), a newly recruited patrol officer, discovers a mutilated corpse buried at a Civil War-era railroad bed. Due to clue-like objects found at the crime scene, Rhyme concludes that the scene was staged and subsequently teams up with an initially hesitant Amelia, impressed by her natural forensic instincts.
The killer poses as a taxi driver and, prior to Rhyme and Amelia meeting, abducts married couple Alan and Lindsay Rubin. Alan is the body discovered by Amelia at the railroad station, while Lindsay is revealed to be alive and tied up at a steam junction. Using the clues found at the railroad bed, including a torn piece of scrap paper, Rhyme successfully tracks the whereabouts of Lindsay. The detectives and Amelia arrive too late and she is scalded to death by an open steam pipe. Amelia finds a piece of Lindsay’s bone by her body and another scrap of paper. Rhyme instructs Amelia to sever Lindsay’s hands, which are securely chained to the pipe, for evidence but she refuses and storms off from the crime scene.
|Genre:||Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller|
|Country:||Canada, United States|
|Produced By:||Bo Dietl, Dan Jinks, Michael Klawitter, Martin Bregman, Louis A. Stroller, Michael Bregman|
|Directed By:||Phillip Noyce|
|Written By:||Jeremy Iacone, Jeffery Deaver|
|Cast:||David Warshofsky, Todo Segalla, Alex Lorre, Jonathan Stark, Michael McGlone, Terry Simpson, Andy Bradshaw, Olivia Birkelund, Andrew Semple, Jean-Marc Bisson, Larry Day, Steve Adams, Eric Davis, Desmond Campbell, Luis Guzmán, Angelina Jolie, John Benjamin Hickey, Russell Yuen, Christian Veliz, James Bulleit, Phillip Noyce, Peter Michael Dillon, Yahsmin Daviault, Mateo Gómez, Arthur Holden, Michael Rooker, Daniel Brochu, Gina Diaz, Fulvio Cecere, Hal Sherman, Leland Orser, Gary Swanson, Sonya Biddle, Frank Fontaine, Denzel Washington, Ed O'Neill, Queen Latifah, Keenan Macwilliam, Amanda Gay, Zena Grey, Bobby Cannavale, Sylvia Stewart, Mary Hammett, Mercedes Gómez, Richard Zeman, Christopher Bregman, Burke Lawrence, Ted Whittall|
|In Theaters:||Nov 05, 1999|
|Runtime:||1 hour 58 minutes|
|Production:||Columbia Pictures, Universal Pictures, Mel's Cite du Cinema|
|Available On:||Amazon, Itunes, Netflix, Vudu|
|Read More On:||Wikipedia|