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Copycat Movie Review Summary

Actors: Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Dermot Mulroney, Harry Connick Jr., Will Patton

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Sigourney Weaver stars as Helen Hudson, a criminal profiler and psychologist turned writer. She gives lectures on serial killers and the movie starts with her giving one. When it was over she was attacked by Daryll Lee Cullum (Harry Connick Jr.) in the bathroom. The movie then flashes forward 13 months and Hudson is suffering from agoraphobia and is totally housebound. Meanwhile detectives M.J. Monahan(Holly Hunter) and Reuben Goetz (Dermot Mulroney) get to a crime scene where they find a third murdered woman. It appears that this killer is copying famous serial killers patterns. After a phone call from Hudson, Goetz and Monahan go to visit her. Relcutant at first, Hudson eventually gives in and helps the detectives. But the the first real break doesnt come until Hudson gets a video of the next victim sent to her through the computer. When the detectives come back they figure out that its not just one serial killer this killer is copying, it's all of them in the order Hudson discussed them in her lectures. With a little help from Cullum via a video conference the detectives are able to figure out that the copycat is Peter Foley (William McNamara) but the police always seem to come up short as Foley set his sights on Hudson as his next intended target.
The review of this Movie prepared by Bobby Blades








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   catching/stopping killer    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   40's-50's Nudity    -   Slightly see-through clothes Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics    -   Mentally Ill

Setting

City?    -   Yes City:    -   San Francisco

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing nude female butt Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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