- Original title
- Running time
- 127 min.
- United States
Andrew Kevin Walker
John C. McGinley,
R. Lee Ermey,
Mark Boone Junior,
Reg E. Cathey,
New Line Cinema / Arnold Kopelson Production
Thriller. Mystery | Crime. Cop Movies. Serial Killers. Cult Movie. Neo-noir
- Synopsis / Plot
- Set in a perpetually gloomy unnamed city, the film follows Somerset (Morgan Freeman), a retiring police detective, as he experiences his final week on the job, reluctantly working with assertive newcomer Mills (Brad Pitt). When an obese man is found brutally murdered in his home, the seasoned Somerset realizes this is no ordinary killing--someone tortured him because of his appetite. Slayings that reflect the sins of greed and sloth soon follow, leading Somerset and Mills on a desperate search to find the mysterious John Doe, who is responsible for these methodical murders. As the case builds to a startling conclusion, both Somerset and Mills become more involved than they ever could have imagined.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Editing
: Nominated for BAFTA Awards: Best Original Screenplay
: National Board of Review: Best Supporting Actor (Kevin Spacey)
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Supporting Actor (Kevin Spacey)
1995: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Cinematography
: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
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