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Story

With an ace up its sleeve, Identity does for schizophrenia what The Silence of the Lambs did for fava beans and a nice chianti. On the proverbial dark and stormy night, this anxiety-laced thriller offers a tasty blend of And Then There Were None and Psycho, with a dash of Sybil for extra spice and psychosis. Things go from bad to worse when 10 unrelated travelers converge at an isolated motel and proceed to die, one by one, with no apparent connection... until they discover the common detail that's drawn them into this nightmare of relentless trauma. Even as it flunks Abnormal Psychology 101, Michael Cooney's screenplay offers meaty material for a superior ensemble cast including John Cusack and Rebecca DeMornay (who wins the Janet Leigh prize in a bitchy comeback role). Director James Mangold pivots the action around one character (played by his Heavy star, Pruitt Taylor Vince, in eye-twitching cuckoo mode), and half the fun of Identity comes from deciphering who's who, what's what, and who'll be the next to die. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

John CusackEd
Ray LiottaRhodes
Amanda PeetParis
John HawkesLarry
Alfred MolinaDr. Malick
Clea DuvallGinny
John C. McGinleyGoerge York
William Lee ScottLou
Jake BuseyRobert Maine
Pruitt Taylor VinceMalcolm Rivers
Rebecca De MornayCaroline Suzanne (as Rebecca DeMornay)
Carmen ArgenzianoDefense Lawyer
Marshall BellDistrict Attorney
Leila KenzleAlice York
Matt LetscherAssistant District Attorney
Bret LoehrTimmy York
Holmes OsborneJudge Taylor
Frederick CoffinDetective Varole
Joe HartBailiff Jenkins
Michael HirschNaked Businessman
Terence Bernie HinesBailiff
Stuart M. BesserFrozen Body (as Stuart Besser)

8.4

The setting is an out of the way motel, where a group of people gather together, only...

  • Genre: Horror Movies
  • Director: James Mangold
  • Producer: Columbia/Tri-Star
  • Length: 90 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaApr 25, 2003
    EuropeJun 13, 2003
    JapanOct 25, 2003
    AustraliaJul 31, 2003
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    JapanPG-12
    AustraliaMA
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaMay 3, 2011
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaSep 2, 2003
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