The Bone CollectorNovember 5, 1999
Denzel Washington plays a quadriplegic homicide detective. He and his female partner track down a serial killer.
Release Year: 1999
Rating: 6.4/10 (61,832 voted)
Critic's Score: 45/100
Stars: Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Queen Latifah
Quadripeligic ex-cop Lincoln Rhyme was looking forward to his assisted suicide when he got the news: some sicko was abducting people in a taxi and leaving them to die in particularly sadistic ways. With time counting down between each abduction and possible death, Rhyme recruits rather-unwilling Amelia Donaghy, haunted by her cop father's suicide and thinking she's next, into working the crime scenes to track down the killer.
Writers: Jeffery Deaver, Jeremy Iacone
Captain Howard Cheney
Detective Kenny Solomon
(as Mike McGlone)
(as Luis Guzman)
John Benjamin Hickey
Dr. Barry Lehman
Detective Paulie Sellitto
Lieutenant Carl Hanson
(as Jim Bulleit)
Two cops on the trail of a brutal killer. They must see as one, they must act as one, they must think as one, before the next victim falls.
Release Date: 5 November 1999
Filming Locations: 380 Lafayette Street, New York City, New York, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $16,712,020
(7 November 1999)
(5 March 2000)
Did You Know?
In Jeffery Deaver's novel Queen Latifah's character Thelma was actually a man named Thom.
In the very opening scene, Lincoln, a quadriplegic, wakes alone from a nightmare and the shot from above shows his knees are bent and parted. In the next shot, his legs are perfectly straight with only the feet tenting the sheet.
Destiny is what we make it
Quite a fine thriller.
I was very pleasantly surprised at this film. Denzel Washington proves again
that he can handle any role that he chooses to play. In this case, he plays
homicide inspector, Lincoln Rhyme who has been nearly paralyzed after
suffering from an accident in the line of duty. But now, when a mysterious
killer begins killing off people in a very peculiar matter, he must team
with a hard-headed rookie cop (Angelina Jolie) to solve the crimes.
Supporting cast includes Queen Latifah, Michael Rooker, Mike McGlone, Luis
Guzman, Leland Orser and Ed O'Neil.
I like the way they have the killer as an intelligent person. Someone who
has a knowledge of what he is doing. And the way he leaves clues for the
cops to follow. To come up with something this perfect, you must a genius.
While not really scary, this suspense thriller is actually thrilling as
opposed to the many number of "thrillers" that are not even thrilling.
(Example: HANGMAN). Thank you Hollywood for giving us THE BONE COLLECTOR.
This is a good one. Highly recommended…..5/5.