History Film / KissTheGirls

10th Nov '15 1:43:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* TropesExaminedByTheMythBusters: The hostage situation at the end just wouldn't happen like it appeared on screen because of two things: 1) a pistol's muzzle flash can't set off a cloud of propane (as it is dispersed within a kitchen like it is set on the movie-the amount needed for it would be dangerous to human beings even ''before'' putting the risk of explosion on the table. The Build Team actually had to use a more volatile gas for testing) and 2) if the kitchen was actually full of a gas that could be set off with a pistol's muzzle flash, trying to muffle the flash by pressing the gun's tip against a carton of milk [[StuffBlowingUp would not work]], ''at all''.
21st Jan '15 11:49:12 PM marcoasalazarm
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* TropesExaminedByTheMythBusters: The hostage situation at the end just wouldn't happen like it appeared on screen because of two things: 1) a pistol's muzzle flash can't set off a cloud of propane (as it is dispersed within a kitchen like it is set on the movie-the amount needed for it would be dangerous to human beings even ''before'' putting the risk of explosion on the table. The Build Team actually had to use a more volatile gas for testing) and 2) if the kitchen was actually full of a gas that could be set off with a pistol's muzzle flash, trying to muffle the flash by pressing the gun's tip against a carton of milk [[StuffBlowingUp would not work]], ''at all''.
30th Dec '14 9:59:45 PM nombretomado
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''Kiss the Girls'' is the name of a 1995 psychological thriller novel by JamesPatterson and of a 1997 film adaptation of the novel. Both feature African-American psychologist Literature/AlexCross as the main character. The film was directed by Gary Fleder. It cast Creator/MorganFreeman as Cross.
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''Kiss the Girls'' is the name of a 1995 psychological thriller novel by JamesPatterson Creator/JamesPatterson and of a 1997 film adaptation of the novel. Both feature African-American psychologist Literature/AlexCross as the main character. The film was directed by Gary Fleder. It cast Creator/MorganFreeman as Cross.
8th Dec '14 3:24:52 PM TwoGunAngel
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* TheCasanova: The main villain is actually named Casanova, a criminal who builds a modern day harem of kidnapped women. Subverted since Kate's doctor points out that the bad guy obviously doesn't know his history, as the real Casanova would never have approved of his brutality toward women.
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* TheCasanova: The main villain is actually named Casanova, a criminal "collector" who builds a modern day harem of kidnapped women. Subverted since Kate's doctor points out that the bad guy obviously doesn't know his history, as the real Casanova would never have approved of his brutality toward women.
8th Dec '14 3:20:15 PM TwoGunAngel
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* SerialKiller: Casanova is a sexual sadist who kidnaps women, locks them up in an underground dungeon deep in the woods so he can [[SerialRapist molest them repeatedly]]. He kills the ones who break his "rules" by tying them to a tree to die of starvation and exposure.
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* SerialKiller: SerialKiller[=/=]SerialRapist: Casanova is a sexual sadist who kidnaps women, locks them up in an underground dungeon deep in the woods so he can [[SerialRapist molest them repeatedly]].repeatedly. He kills the ones who break his "rules" by tying them to a tree to die of starvation and exposure.
8th Dec '14 3:18:06 PM TwoGunAngel
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The main plot involves the parallel trails of action of two kidnappers, the "Casanova" of North Carolina and the "Gentleman Caller" of California. Both are responsible for the disappearances of numerous women. A few are actually killed. The rest are held in long-term captivity, for their abductors' sadomasochistic pleasure.
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The main plot involves the parallel trails of action of two kidnappers, the "Casanova" of North Carolina and the "Gentleman Caller" of California. Both are collectors, responsible for the disappearances of numerous women. A few are actually killed. The rest are held in long-term captivity, for their abductors' sadomasochistic pleasure.
27th Jun '14 2:24:20 AM AM89
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* MalevolentMaskedMan: Casanova wears a quite sinister white theatrical mask.
31st May '14 8:00:29 AM Morgenthaler
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''Kiss the Girls'' is the name of a 1995 psychological thriller novel by JamesPatterson and of a 1997 film adaptation of the novel. Both feature African-American psychologist Literature/AlexCross as the main character. The film was directed by Gary Fleder. It cast MorganFreeman as Cross.
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''Kiss the Girls'' is the name of a 1995 psychological thriller novel by JamesPatterson and of a 1997 film adaptation of the novel. Both feature African-American psychologist Literature/AlexCross as the main character. The film was directed by Gary Fleder. It cast MorganFreeman Creator/MorganFreeman as Cross.

* TheCasanova: The main villain of ''Kiss The Girls'' is actually named Casanova, a criminal who builds a modern day harem of kidnapped women. ** Subverted somewhat when Kate's doctor says the bad guy doesn't know his history as the real Casanova would never have approved of his brutality toward women.
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* TheCasanova: The main villain of ''Kiss The Girls'' is actually named Casanova, a criminal who builds a modern day harem of kidnapped women. ** women. Subverted somewhat when since Kate's doctor says points out that the bad guy obviously doesn't know his history history, as the real Casanova would never have approved of his brutality toward women.

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* TheCasanova: The main villain of ''Kiss The Girls'' is actually named Casanova, a criminal who builds a modern day harem of PostRapeTaunt: In the finale Casanova taunts Alex Cross how he molested his kidnapped women. ** Subverted somewhat when Kate's doctor says niece for ten days purely to press his RelativeButton. However, Cross maintains his calculating demeanor long enough to defuse the bad guy doesn't know his history as the real TakingYouWithMe situation. * SerialKiller: Casanova would never have approved of is a sexual sadist who kidnaps women, locks them up in an underground dungeon deep in the woods so he can [[SerialRapist molest them repeatedly]]. He kills the ones who break his brutality toward women."rules" by tying them to a tree to die of starvation and exposure.

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* TheCasanova: The main villain of ''Kiss The Girls'' is actually named Casanova, a criminal who builds a modern day harem of kidnapped women. ** Subverted somewhat when Kate's doctor says TakingYouWithMe: Near the bad guy doesn't know his history as the real end Casanova would never have approved of his brutality toward women.attacks Kate in her own house and tries to rape her, but she successfully fights him off. He tears out the gas tubes in her kitchen and grabs a lighter so he can off them both, [[spoiler:but Cross arrives on the scene and manages distract Casanova long enough to kill him safely]].
31st May '14 2:37:40 AM Morgenthaler
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The film received mixed reviews. While certain critics felt it maintained the creepy atmosphere and solid dialogue of the novel, others noted that it failed to include the psychological depth of the original. The complex motivations of the villains were not included in the adaptation. Nevertheless, the film was a modest box office success. It managed to earn $60,527,873 in the United States market and at least other $24,500,000 in international markets. It was the 28th most profitable film of its year. !!This film provides examples of;
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The film received mixed reviews. While certain critics felt it maintained the creepy atmosphere and solid dialogue of the novel, others noted that it failed to include the psychological depth of the original. The complex motivations of the villains were not included in the adaptation. Nevertheless, the film was a modest box office success. It managed to earn $60,527,873 in the United States market and at least other $24,500,000 in international markets. It was the 28th most profitable film of its year. ---- !!This film provides examples of; of:

* SoundtrackDissonance: At the climax of the film, the killer tries to rape the heroine, who had escaped from his clutches earlier in the movie. Playing in the background is a raucous, upbeat version of the song "Irene Goodnight". This trope might even be played twice, as the lyrics, with allusions to murder and suicide, are far too dark for the manner in which the song is sung.
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* SoundtrackDissonance: At the climax of the film, the killer tries to rape the heroine, who had escaped from his clutches earlier in the movie. Playing in the background is a raucous, upbeat version of the song "Irene Goodnight". This trope might even be played twice, as the lyrics, with allusions to murder and suicide, are far too dark for the manner in which the song is sung.sung. ----
17th Mar '14 3:31:06 PM Katsuhagi
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* SoftWater: Subverted. Desperate to escape from the killer, Kate jumps over a waterfall. She survives (in all fairness, the height may not have been enough to kill her), but is considerably banged up. It's subverted even further in the book, where she's ''severely'' injured and out of commission for the rest of the novel.
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* SoftWater: Subverted. Desperate to escape from the killer, Kate jumps over a waterfall. She survives (in all fairness, the height may not have been enough to kill her), but is considerably banged up. It's subverted even further in the book, where she's ''severely'' injured and out of commission for the rest of the novel.
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