More About Copycat
A psychopath is copying the crimes of renowned serial killers such as Son of Sam and the Boston Strangler, and the detective on the case turns to a forensic psychologist who specializes in the field. Unfortunately, the doctor has become a paranoid agoraphobic as the result of an earlier assault at the hands of the killer. A violent, bloody thriller.
Main Cast & Crew
Jon Amiel - Director
Harry Connick, Jr.
Released theatrically in the USA October 27, 1995, it went on to gross $31.7 million at the domestic box office. Co-produced by Monarchy Enterprises. Color by Technicolor; shot in Panavision widescreen. Additional credits: Hilbert Hakim, John Morse and Cheri L. Stiler (assistant directors). Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification.
"...An ingenuous premise....As [Weaver and Hunter] turn the tables, the film builds up to a victorious climax..." - 05/01/1996 Sight and Sound, p.51-2
"...Harry Connick Jr.'s casting as serial killer No. 1 turns out to have been a brainstorm..." - 10/27/1995 USA Today, p.2D
"...Exciting, surprising, and a showcase for terrific, subtle performances by Sigourney Weaver and Holly Hunter..." -- Rating: B - 11/03/1995 Entertainment Weekly, pp.45-6
"...An upscale suspense by virtue of its classy cast, its extremely bright characters and the chillingly intellectual approach..." - 10/16/1995 Variety
"...Weaver is good....Hunter is in her element....Movies like these are a safe way to meet our fears vicariously, and to exorcise them..." - 10/27/1995 Chicago Sun-Times, p.36