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Hangman (2001)

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Death by noose. A nasty way to die if you're not dropped from a length, but instead just had the support kicked from beneath you. A series of murders like this is taking place, linked to a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Detective Nick Roos
Mädchen Amick ... Grace Mitchell
Vince Corazza ... Detective Little (as Vincent Corazza)
Robert Haley Robert Haley ... Dr. Henry Mitchell
Grant Nickalls ... Paul Jarvis
Mark Wilson ... Detective Baluzy
Rosemary Dunsmore ... Dr. Natalie Walsh
Stephanie Moore ... Lynn Farmer
Dan Lauria ... Captain Gil Roemer
Judah Katz ... George Kolker
Eric Skye Erickson ... Dennis Menzer (as Skye Eric Erickson)
Carlos Diaz ... Peros
Bruce McFee Bruce McFee ... Fred
Andrew Moodie ... Uniformed Officer
Ronn Sarosiak Ronn Sarosiak ... Constable Bartok
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Storyline

Death by noose. A nasty way to die if you're not dropped from a length, but instead just had the support kicked from beneath you. A series of murders like this is taking place, linked to a net-based game of 'Hangman', the words of which are linked somehow. Detective Roos (LDP) is on the case. He finds himself drawn to Grace Mitchell (Madchen Amick), who is somehow connected to all of the victims. Hangman is a story of pure vengeance, against everyone who burdened the killer's mind. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Let the Games Begin.

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Rated R for language, violence and some strong sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Akasztófa-játék See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Goofs

A few minutes into the film the psychiatrist agrees to help the police by reading some files. Shortly after a city skyline is shown. Despite the fact that the film was shot in Toronto, the skyline shown is Melbourne Australia. Specifically Swanston Street and Federation Square viewed from behind Flinders Street Station. See more »

Quotes

Det. Sam Baluzy: The enemy, if you've forgotten pal, is reasonable doubt.
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HANG IT UP
22 July 2001 | by Mitch-38See all my reviews

What really had the premise for being a great "who-done-it" mystery, falls flat with a script that waned toward the end. The predictability factor came in heavy around the middle, and the plot of using a dupe to do ones bidding is pretty formulaic. Lou Diamond Phillips, who is a super and intelligent actor, can't carry the picture on his presence alone. Madchen Amick also performs greatly, yet can't save the script, either.

While certainly not a turkey, HANGMAN never realizes its full potential, and the supreme lack of urgency or suspense didn't help. What the viewer is left with is a story that probably sounded good on paper, but fell far short on actual, physical execution. No pun intended. Recommended, but just barely over the mediocre hump.


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