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The watcher
Spader, James.
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Universal City, CA : Universal, [2000]

Physical Description:
1 videodisc (1 hr., 37 mins.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
After years of pursuing psychotic killers in Los Angeles, FBI agent Joel Campbell wants out. And now his nemesis, serial killer David Allen Griffin, has tracked him all the way to Chicago just to torment him. Before each murder, Griffin sends Campbell a photograph of his intended victim and dares him to find her before he strikes again. Now, with every tick of the clock, and amidst pulse-pounding action, this stone-cold killer turns up the heat.
General Note:
Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2000.

Special features include: production notes with information on the making of the film and the story that influenced it ; cast and filmmakers' biographies and film highlights ; special DVD-ROM features including animated screen savers with sound, thematic wallpapers, access to exciting interactive weblinks ; theatrical trailer ; anamorphic widescreen 1.85:1.

For specific features see interactive menu.

Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R.
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Alden Ewell Free Library DVD 972 Adult DVD Audio Visual
Kenmore Library DVD 972 Adult DVD Audio Visual

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A detective is urged on by the lunatic he's trying to put behind bars in this crime thriller. Joel Campbell (James Spader) is a police detective who has recently relocated to Chicago after spending eight frustrating years trying to track down a vicious serial killer who has been terrorizing Los Angeles. However, the slayer, David Allen Griffin (Keanu Reeves), doesn't want the game of cat and mouse to end; even though he previously put his murderous activities on hold, Griffin has started murdering young women again -- and is sending clues to Campbell, mailing him photos of his intended victims and urging Campbell to save them while he still can. Also starring Marisa Tomei, Ernie Hudson, and Chris Ellis, The Watcher was directed by Joe Charbanic. It marked Charbanic's first feature project after directing videos for a number of alternative rock groups, including Soul Coughing, Sonic Youth, and Reeves' band, Dogstar. The film was produced under the title Driven. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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