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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.

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Billy Ray

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Billy Ray (screenplay), Juan José Campanella (film "El secreto de sus ojos") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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 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
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Storyline

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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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:

Secret in Their Eyes See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,652,996, 22 November 2015

Gross USA:

$20,180,155

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,854,990
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Both Chiwetel Ejiofor and Alfred Molina played in comic book based super hero movies of Marvel characters: Ejiofor in Doctor Strange (2016) and Molina in Spider-Man 2 (2004). See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Jess: Passions are like maps.
Jess: Take me for example; Carolyn is... was the thing that made me me, nothing could ever change that.
Jess: Take you; the way you keep thinking about Claire, a lost cause, but you never give up.
Jess: Passion always wins.
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Connections

Remake of The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) See more »

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Haunted
Performed by Maty Noyes
Written by Stephan Moccio, Maty Noyes and Billy Ray
Engineered by Jay Paul Bicknell
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Ignore the bad reviews comparing this to the original
4 June 2017 | by redproton88See all my reviews

This film is far better than than 6.2 rating it has received which seems mostly to come from those wanting to compare it to the Argentinian original. I am rating this as a separate film and not comparing it to the original. The acting is top notch and believable. Ejiofor, Kidman and Roberts all do a great job.

It's an interesting crime thriller with some twists and turns. It's about a team of rising investigators, along with their supervisor, whose worlds are suddenly torn apart during a homicide investigation that hits close to home. It was completely watchable and entertaining. I'm not saying this is a high brow, blow your socks of type of movie, but it certainly deserves a far higher rating.

I am certainly not saying that the original might not be much better. I have it on my list to watch but in my opinion, if you like thrillers and movies with some twists and turns and want to be entertained I recommend giving it a chance.


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