After finishing a magazine assignment on serial killers, journalist Brian Kessler (David Duchovny) is so fascinated that he decides to co-author a book on homicidal maniacs with his exhibitionist-photographer girlfriend Carrie Laughlin (Michelle Forbes). En route to California, where the bored yuppies plan to build a new life in a land more receptive to Carrie's art, they pick up an unusual couple, Early Grayce (Brad Pitt) and Adele Corners (Juliette Lewis). Conveniently, Grayce happens to be a serial killer and serves, along the way, as Brian's in-house specimen. Soon Brian learns that having a real-life murderer in his car is a lot different--and more dangerous--than his long-distance obsession with killers led him to imagine.
Michelle Forbes - American Actress
Carter Burwell - American composer, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
Brad Pitt - American actor/producer, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE
William Bradley Pitt - American actor/producer, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE
David Duchovny - American actor, CALIFORNICATION, X-FILES
Dominic Sena - Director
Juliette Lewis - American Actress, NATURAL BORN KILLERS
Dominic Sena had previously directed music videos and commercials. Color by DeLuxe; shot in CinemaScope. Michael Kuhn is credited as the "Big Cheese." Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification.
"...[Pitt gives] a show-stopping performance..." - 04/01/1994 Sight and Sound, p.45-6
"...Unflinchingly honest...Well-acted....The suspense screws up tighter than a drum-head. The characters remain believable; we have a conflict of personalities, not stereotypes. The action coexists seamlessly with the message..." - 09/03/1993 Chicago Sun-Times, p.41
3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his slick thriller presses most of the right buttons..." - 05/01/2012 Total Film