Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rainstorm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one.
Release Year: 2003
Rating: 7.3/10 (83,117 voted)
Critic's Score: 64/100
Stars: John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet
Strangers from all different walks of life: a limo driver escorting a fading television star, parents with a young son whose marriage is in crisis, a cop transporting a dangerous convict, a beautiful call girl, a couple of young newlyweds, and a nervous motel manager are caught up in a severe rainstorm, stuck at a motel in desolate Nevada. Soon they realize they may be at the motel for another reason when one by one, people start getting killed off. As tensions flare and fingers are pointed, they have to get to the bottom of why they're there. Meanwhile in an undisclosed location, a psychiatrist is trying to prove the innocence of a man accused of murder in an eleventh hour trial. How these two through-lines are related can only be found in Identity.
John C. McGinley
William Lee Scott
Pruitt Taylor Vince
Rebecca De Mornay
(as Rebecca DeMornay)
Assistant District Attorney
The secret lies within.
Sony pictures [United States] |
Release Date: 25 April 2003
Filming Locations: City Hall – 200 N. Spring Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $16,225,263
(27 April 2003)
(alternate DVD version)
Did You Know?
The complete names of the characters in motel are: – Edward 'Ed' Dakota – Samuel Rhodes – Paris Nevada – George York – Alice York – Timmy York – Larry Washington – Caroline Suzanne – Virginia "Ginny" Isiana – Lou Isiana – Robert Maine
The car used by the Nevada Department of Prisons had a blue license plate with white letters. These are actually personalized plates issued by the Nevada DMV. In Nevada, all state government owned vehicles have the standard license plate and they all have "EX" as the first two letters.
As I was going up the stairs, I met a man who wasn't there. He wasn't there again today. I wish, I wish he'd go away.
Edge of the seat thriller
I've never before seen a film that made me sit on the edge of my seat
practically from the opening credits. And I never got to sit back.
This was a psychological thriller of the best type. There is plenty of
opportunity for you to nominate the "bad guy" and while you may be
right in a sense you will probably also be wrong. The ending is a real
shocker – and I suspect that the typical reaction of many viewers is to
say "No way" – but if you think about it, it is the only possible
ending. But you have to think about it – and the film is so
action-filled that you never have time. SO the realization must come
after the closing credits roll.
I'd never seen John Cusack in anything but a comedy before (except for
a film called "Max", but I saw that before I knew who Cusack was). He
pulled off drama equally as well as he does comedy. An impressive
And an impressive film.