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Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 20 November 2015 (USA)
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A tight-knit team of rising investigators, along with their supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.


Billy Ray


Billy Ray (screenplay), Juan José Campanella (film "El secreto de sus ojos") | 1 more credit »
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2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Ray Kasten
Nicole Kidman ... Claire Sloane
Julia Roberts ... Jessica Cobb
Dean Norris ... Bumpy Willis
Alfred Molina ... Martin Morales
Joe Cole ... Marzin / Beckwith
Michael Kelly ... Reg Siefert
Zoe Graham ... Carolyn Cobb
Patrick Davis ... Luis
Eileen Fogarty ... Angie - Receptionist
Lyndon Smith ... Kit
Kim Yarbrough ... Nan
Mark Famiglietti ... Duty Sergeant
Amir Malaklou ... Aban Ghazala
Niko Nicotera ... Hammer / Chop Shop Thug


2002: Ray Kasten (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Jess Cobb (Julia Roberts) are two investigators in a private police unit led by the DA. When they receive an anonymous tip about a girl raped and killed, they rush to the scene. Ray realizes it is Jess' daughter and the team falls apart due to the grief. In 2015, Ray comes back to LA, and says that after 13 years, he has found a lead and convinces the DA to reopen the case. They find clues and leads unknown to them, and secrets from the past come to light as they start discovering the real, chilling truth. Meanwhile, Jess, dissatisfied with the law, decides to take matters into her own hands and track down the killer, no matter what lengths she has to go to. Written by Blake Slayton

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving disturbing violent content, language and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$19,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,652,996, 22 November 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Chiwetel Ejiofor is 10 years younger than both of his female co-stars Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman. In the original, the male lead was 12 years older than the female counterpart. See more »


When detectives arrive at the scene of a homicide, Officer Fierro informs one of them, "... body appears to have been bleached, inside and out." Household laundry bleach would have left an odor, but the officer would have no way of knowing the perpetrator had given the body a vaginal douche or enema or irrigated the mouth. The first responders should not disturb the body beyond determining that the victim is in fact dead. Household bleach (sodium hypochlorite) evaporates quickly, but if it remains in contact with the skin for an extended period, possibly pooled in the navel or ear or between the body and a wash basin, it can stain the skin of a corpse yellow/brown to dark reddish brown, depending on the length of contact, dilution, temperatures and other factors. See more »


Marzin: [in his cell] Please. Can... Can you ask her to talk to me?
Jess: Life sentence, right?
Ray Kasten: For you too.
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Performed by Maty Noyes
Written by Stephan Moccio, Maty Noyes and Billy Ray
Engineered by Jay Paul Bicknell
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Quite a Good Secret
5 December 2015 | by girvanpatersonSee all my reviews

Having read all the negative and Luke warm reviews, it was with some trepidation that I we went to see this film, now I haven't seen the Argentine original, but I did enjoy this one! Kept my interest the whole time, all the leads were strong and believable, never a big Julia Roberts fan, she was outstanding in this, I certainly don't agree with the reviewers that said Nicole Kidman was miscast, I thought she was excellent, you don't get to be an A grade Academy Award winner by being a bad actress! Perhaps it's not as good as the original are they ever? But it stands on it's own, and would be in my top ten for this year ,not that it has a lot to beat? Far as I could tell, everyone in the theater enjoyed it! Hey! It's a movie, not brain surgery!

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