Philip Kaufman directs the detective thriller Twisted (originally to be titled The Blackout Murders), with a script by up-and-coming filmmaker Sarah Thorp. Ashley Judd plays troubled police detective Jessica Shepard, who works under the jurisdiction of the man who raised her as his daughter, police Commissioner Mills (Samuel L. Jackson). While investigating a serial murder case, Jessica -- who is has a proclivity for dangerous, drunken one-night-stands -- discovers that all of the victims are men whom she's recently bedded. Complicating matters are her bitter ex-boyfriend (Mark Pellegrino), her very curious therapist (David Strathairn), and her odd-behaving new partner Mike Delmarco (Andy Garcia).
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Action,Horror
- Run Time: 96min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 02/27/2004
- DVD Release Date: 08/31/2004
- Distributor(s): Paramount
Samuel L. Jackson
- Themes: Haunted By the Past,Dangerous Attraction,Serial Killers,Murder Investigations
- Tone: Bleak,Creepy,Lurid,Menacing,Paranoid,Tense
alcoholism, ex-boyfriend, father, partner, police-detective, promiscuity, serial-killer, therapist
- Country of Origin: USA (02-27-2004)
- Language: English