U2 Pop Culture Database

The Bone Collector

Phillip Noyce [Dead Calm; Patriot Games; Sliver; Clear And Present Danger; The Saint]
Jeffery Deaver and Jeremy Iacone
Principal Cast:
Lincoln Rhyme.....Denzel Washington [St. Elsewhere; A Soldier's Story; Power; Cry Freedom; MichaelVox Top Ten, Glory; The Mighty Quinn; Mo' Better Blues; Mississippi Masala; Ricochet; Malcolm X; Much Ado About Nothing; The Pelican Brief; Philadelphia; Crimson Tide; Virtuosity; Devil In A Blue Dress; Courage Under Fire; He Got Game; The Siege; Remember The Titans]
Amelia Donaghy.....Angelina Jolie [George Wallace; Gia; Girl, Interrupted; Gone In Sixty Seconds]

A paralyzed former detective and forensic expert works with an inexperienced female cop to catch a serial killer.

U2 Pop Culture Reference:
[Film Time: 110 minutes] While Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush sing "Don't Give Up" and the credits roll, the camera pans back from a New York City apartment building. In the lower right corner of the screen a billboard is visible. It's the billboard for the U2 Best Of album with a huge picture of Peter "Radar" Rowen in the helmet.

Besides U2, is it worth watching?
It's not as bad as I was led to believe. Denzel is one of our greatest actors and even though he's forced by plot to play his entire roll in a hospital bed, he still does a terrific job. Jolie smolders sexuality even in this case where she dresses only in police outfits and isn't meant to be a sexpot. The plot has something to do with a serial killer leaving clues behind for beat-cop Jolie to find. Denzel admires her brain and they begin working together to solve the crimes as more victims are killed. You don't want to look too closely at the plot in something like this. It was a good diversion. There are red herrings and mcguffins galore, but the end result wasn't terrible. Queen Latifah continues her succession of nurse roles. She could do so much in the right role.

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