DVD 106 mins IMDB 6.2 (8,313 votes)
R (Restricted)
Disney / Buena Vista (5/13/2005)
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John Wood
Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
USA  /  English

Val Kilmer Jake Harris
Christian Slater J.D. Reston
LL Cool J Gabe Jensen (as James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J)
Jonny Lee Miller Lucas Harper
Kathryn Morris Sara Moore
Eion Bailey Bobby Whitman
Jr. Clifton Collins
Will Kemp Rafe Perry
Patricia Velasquez Nicole Willis
Clifton Collins Jr. Vince Sherman
Cassandra Bell Jen
Daniël Boissevain Second Man in the Bar
Antonie Kamerling Man in the Bar (as Anthone Kamerling)
Jasmine Sendar Friend of Jen
Trevor White Attacker

Director Renny Harlin
Producer Cary Brokaw; Bobby Newmyer; Akiva Goldsman; Jeffrey Silver; Rebecca Spikings; Scott Strauss
Writer Kevin Brodbin; Wayne Kramer
Cinematography Robert Gantz
Musician Tuomas Kantelinen
User Credit 1 Neil Farrell; Paul Martin Smith
User Credit 2 Louise Frogley

Creepy, tense, and enigmatic, Renny Harlin's Mindhunters is a grisly cross between Agatha Christie's whodunit classic And Then There Were None and Jonathan Demme's horrifying The Silence of the Lambs. An interesting ensemble cast, including Christian Slater (Windtalkers), Jonny Lee Miller (Melinda and Melinda), L.L. Cool J (Harlin's Deep Blue Sea), and Kathryn Morris (television's Cold Case) portray promising FBI profilers-in-training. Val Kilmer plays their ambiguous instructor putting the candidates through their paces and leaving them for a weekend on a spooky island, where those who survive a terrifying exercise--penetrating the mind of a serial killer via elaborate clues--will go to the head of the class. The rules change, however, when the students themselves turn out to be victims, bumped off one after another, the survivors half-mad with suspicion and paranoia that the murderer is one of their own. The film's concept is sound even if the execution (so to speak) gets out of hand with problems of logic. Among other things, none of these characters could possibly find time to pull off some of the psychopath's more complicated killing rituals. Quibbles aside, however, Mindhunters is particularly watchable if one is in the mood for a movie that plays mind games. --Tom Keogh

Edition Details
Edition Special Edition
Barcode 786936244557
Region Region 1
Release Date 9/20/2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Commentary with Director Renny Harlin
Profiling Mindhunters
Stunt Sequence
A Director's Walk Through Crimetown
Personal Details
Purchase Date 10/30/2005
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Violence/strong graphic images, language and sexual content. (re-rating)
User Text 2 For seven elite profilers, finding a serial killer is a process of elimination. Their own.
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Trivia: A scene deleted from the final theatrical version of the film expanded upon how vulnerable Sara Moore was. In the cut scene the FBI agent's character is developed further. The setting has the agent behind a desk after cracking under the pressure of an intense field assignment. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: In the final scene, we see the two survivors fly off in their helicopter. We know that the helicopter is scheduled for 8:00 AM and that the island they're on is off the US east coast. Still, the helicopter flies into the sun in the final shot. If the sun is rising, they are flying in the wrong direction. If the sun is setting, they are flying at the wrong time. (more)

Quotes: Gabe: Now we know his weakness: bullets. (more)

Awards: 2 nominations (more)