The Bone Collector (1999)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Denzel Washington Lincoln Rhyme
Angelina Jolie Amelia Donaghy
Luis Guzman
Queen Latifah Thelma
Mike McGlone Detective Kenny Solomon
Ed O'Neill Detective Paulie Sellitto
Leland Orser Richard Thompson/Marcus Andrews
Michael Rooker Captain Howard Cheney
Luis Guzmán Eddie Ortiz
John Benjamin Hickey Dr. Barry Lehman
Bobby Cannavale Steve
Richard Zeman Lieutenant Carl Hanson
Olivia Birkelund Lindsay Rubin
Gary Swanson Alan Rubin
James Bulleit Train Engineer (as Jim Bulleit)
Frank Fontaine Grandfather
Zena Grey Granddaughter
Daniel Brochu NYU Student
Desmond Campbell Taxi Inspector
Christian Veliz Chris
Mercedes Gómez Ortiz's Mother
Mary C. Hammett Girlfriend in Nightclub
Amanda Gay Girl in Nightclub
Steve Adams Gas Worker
Larry Day Con-Ed #2
Burke Lawrence Police Instructor
Terry Simpson Policeman in Apartment
Eric Davis Policeman in Apartment
Arthur Holden Bookstore Clerk
Yahsmin Daviault Rhyme's Sister
Keenan Macwilliam Rhyme's Niece
David Warshofsky Amelia's Partner
Mateo Gómez Hot Dog Vendor
Ted Whittall Ortiz's Assistant
Peter Michael Dillon Homicide Detective
Jonathan Stark Male Detective
Fulvio Cecere Forensics Expert
Hal Sherman Fingerprint Cop
Russell Yuen Forensics Worker
Andy Bradshaw Uniform Cop
Jean-Marc Bisson Rescue Worker
Movie Details
Genre Mystery; Drama; Thriller
Director Phillip Noyce; Philip Noyce
Producer Martin Bregman; Michael Bregman; Louis A. Stroller; Jeremy Iacone; Michael Scott Bregman
Writer Jeremy Iacone; Jeffery Deaver
Studio Universal Studios
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 118 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Released in late 1999, The Bone Collector was originally promoted as a thriller in the tradition of The Silence of the Lambs and Seven, suggesting that it would earn a place among those earlier, better films. Nice try, but no cigar. The Bone Collector settles instead for mere competence and the modest rewards of a well-handled formula. With a terrific cast at his service, director Phillip Noyce (Dead Calm, Patriot Games) turns the pulpy indulgence of Jeffery Deaver's novel into a slick potboiler that is grisly fun only if you don't pick it apart.

Noyce expertly builds palpable tension around a series of gruesome murders that lead us into the darkest nooks of New York City. Now a bedridden quadriplegic prone to life-threatening seizures and suicidal depression, forensics detective Lincoln Rhyme (Denzel Washington) gets a new lease on life with a sharp young beat cop (Angelina Jolie) who's a wizard at analyzing crime scenes. She does field work while he deciphers clues from his high-tech Manhattan loft, and as they narrow the search their lives are increasingly endangered. As this formulaic plot grows moldy, Noyce resorts to narrative shortcuts, using perfunctory scenes to manipulate the viewer and taking morbid pleasure in his revelation of the murder scenes. And yet it all works, to a point, and the cast (including Queen Latifah and Luiz Guzmán) is much better than the material. If you're looking for a few good thrills, The Bone Collector is a pretty safe bet. --Jeff Shannon

Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 30
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 025192071621
Chapters 20
Release Date 2001
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: DTS Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color DTS Surround Sound Widescreen Closed-captioned Dolby
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