Lists: Thriller, Detective investigation

Brief Synopsis: "A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, he relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town PI."

Overall Ranking: 1836 (Rank from 1999: # 38)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 25%
Regular 50%
Half-Popped 25%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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People Involved

  • Nicolas Cage (Tom Welles)
  • Joaquin Phoenix (Max California)
  • James Gandolfini (Eddie Poole)
  • Chris Bauer (George Higgins)
  • Anthony Heald (Daniel Longdale)
  • Peter Stormare (Dino Velvet)
  • Catherine Keener (Amy Welles)
  • Norman Reedus (Warren Anderson)
  • Amy Morton (Janet Mathews)
  • Jenny Powell (Mary Ann Mathews)
  • Claudia Aros (Miami Girlfriend)
  • Mario Ernesto Sánchez (Taxi Driver)
  • Suzy Nakamura (Computer Wizard)
  • William Lawrence Mack (Larry)
  • Myra Carter (Mrs. Christian)
  • Joel Schumacher (Director)
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