Identity (2003)

90 min-Drama | Mystery | Thriller -25 April 2003 (USA)
  7.3/10  
Users: (69,171 votes) 662 reviews | Critics: 202 reviews Metascore: 64/100 (based on 34 reviews from Metacritic.com)

Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rainstorm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one.

Director:

James Mangold

Writer:

Michael Cooney

Stars:

John Cusack, Ray Liotta and Amanda Peet

Storyline

Strangers from all different walks of life: a limo driver escorting a fading television star, parents with a young son whose marriage is in crisis, a cop transporting a dangerous convict, a beautiful call girl, a couple of young newlyweds, and a nervous motel manager are caught up in a severe rainstorm, stuck at a motel in desolate Nevada. Soon they realize they may be at the motel for another reason when one by one, people start getting killed off. As tensions flare and fingers are pointed, they have to get to the bottom of why they're there. Meanwhile in an undisclosed location, a psychiatrist is trying to prove the innocence of a man accused of murder in an eleventh hour trial. How these two through-lines are related can only be found in Identity. Written by mystic80

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

Motel | Nevada | Rainstorm | Marriage | Murder  |

Taglines:

Identity is a secret. Identity is a mystery. Identity is a killer.

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language See all certifications

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Sony pictures [United States] | Add/edit official sites

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

(USA)

Also Known As:

Identidad

Filming Locations:

City Hall - 200 N. Spring Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,225,263 (USA) (27 April 2003) (2733 Screens)

Gross:

$90,259,536 (Worldwide)

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures Corporation, Konrad Pictures
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

 | USA: (alternate DVD version)

Sound Mix:

DTS  | Dolby Digital  | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

'Jack Busey''s character is humming lines of famous song by Johnny Cash: "I got stripes, stripes on my shoulders". The next James Mangold movie was the Cash biopic Walk the Line.

Goofs

Continuity: Just before Ginny gets up to open the bathroom door to check on Lou, a close up shot of the lock slider shows the lever pointing down, yet when she goes to move the slider the lever is centered again.

Quotes

[first Lines]
Malcolm Rivers: As I was going up the stairs, I met a man who wasn't there. He wasn't there again today. I wish, I wish he'd go away.

Crazy Credits

The first few opening credits leave behind a letter to the word "IDENTITY"
as they fade away.

Connections

Referenced in Big Fish (2003)

Soundtracks

"Win Music Season 19"
from "Wheel of Fortune"
Written and Performed by Steve Kaplan
Courtesy of Columbia TriStar Television, Inc.

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