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If this grim thriller can't make you jump, you're dead, and you won't be the only one. Arrogant, ignorant detective David Mills (Pitt) is newly partnered with erudite old-timer William Somerset (Freeman) and they're stuck with the bizarre case of a morbidly obese man who was forced to eat himself to death. The weary Somerset is certain it's just the beginning and he's right--the non-buddy duo are on the trail of a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins (gluttony, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and wrath) as his modus operandi. Since most of the film is shot in dark, grimy, and unrelentingly rainy circumstances, much of the grotesqueness of the murders is left to the viewer's imagination--which will be in overdrive.

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Available on Running time 127 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Psycho-Thriller, Serial Killers, Police Detectives, New York, New York, Top Grossing Films of 1995, Bloody Messages, Crime Drama, Impending Retirement, Psychotics/Sociopaths
Screenplay
Andrew Kevin Walker
Cast
Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey, R. Lee Ermey, Richard Roundtree, John C. McGinley, Julie Araskog, Reg E. Cathey, Peter Crombie
Cinematography
Darius Khondji
Director
David Fincher
Music
Howard Shore
Producer
Arnold Kopelson, Phyllis Carlyle, Dan Kolsrud, Gianni Nunnari, Anne Kopelson, New Line Cinema

Awards

MTV Movie Awards 1996: Film, Most Desirable Male (Pitt), Villain (Spacey); Natl. Bd. of Review 1995: Support. Actor (Spacey); N.Y. Film Critics 1995: Support. Actor (Spacey); Broadcast Film Critics 1995: Support. Actor (Spacey).

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Nicholle

Many parts in this movie are really gross, but it is a really good movie. Detectives Sommerset, preparing to retire and leave the horrors of the city, and Mills, a cocky, young and short-tempered cop from a small town, are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer who justifies his crimes as absolution for the world's ignorance of the Seven Deadly Sins. His victims's represent each sin, starting with gluttony. The killer sees himself as the "Sword of God."