Two gifted high school students execute a "perfect" murder - then become engaged in an intellectual contest with a seasoned homicide detective.
Отсчет убийств (2002) Online
Richard Haywood, a Californian high school's coolest kid, secretly teams up with another rich kid in his class, brilliant nerd Justin 'Bonaparte' Pendleton, whose erudition, specially in forensic matters, allows them to plan elaborately perfect murders, just for the kick, for which they set up Richard's marijuana supplier, their school's janitor Ray Feathers, as a psychotic serial killer. The case is assigned to detectives Cassie 'the hyena' Mayweather, who carries a sequoia-size chip on the shoulder from her previous life, and her brilliant new partner, Sam Kennedy, who just transferred from the vice squad; they can work together very well, and even fit romantically, but fall out over different professional attitudes towards the investigation, which Captain Rod Cody and her understandably vindictive abused ex, Assistant D.A. Al Swanson, soon ban her from when she disobeys instructions and hand to him. When the plotting boys both dig class-mate Lisa Mills, their unnatural bond comes ...
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Sandra Bullock||-||Cassie Mayweather / Jessica Marie Hudson|
|Ben Chaplin||-||Sam Kennedy|
|Ryan Gosling||-||Richard Haywood|
|Michael Pitt||-||Justin Pendleton|
|Agnes Bruckner||-||Lisa Mills|
|Chris Penn||-||Ray Feathers|
|R.D. Call||-||Captain Rod Cody|
|Tom Verica||-||Asst. D.A. Al Swanson|
|Janni Brenn||-||Ms. Elder|
|John Vickery||-||Restaurant Manager|
|Michael Canavan||-||Mr. Chechi|
|Krista Carpenter||-||Olivia Lake, the Victim|
|Neal Matarazzo||-||Male Officer in Flashback|
|Adilah Barnes||-||Lab Technician|
Ryan Gosling threw up as he filmed the murdering scenes.
Ryan Gosling was in a relationship with Sandra Bullock, having met on the set (May 2002-July 2003).
The characters Richard Haywood and Justin Pendleton are loosely based on real-life murderers, Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold.
This is the fourth Hollywood film adaptation of the infamous 1924 Leopold-Loeb murder case. The first was Alfred Hitchcock's Cocktail für eine Leiche (1948), the second Richard Fleischer's Der Zwang zum Bösen (1959) and the third Tom Kalin's Swoon (1992).
The title refers to the song "Murder by Numbers," written by Sting and Andy Summers and performed by The Police, about planning the perfect murder.
The old lodge on the bluff was constructed especially for the movie and was torn down after filming was completed. The interior scenes were shot on a set.
Richard's car, a Mustang, is the same type of car driven by Steve McQueen in Bullitt (1968). Ryan Gosling suggested that the car be used, as he is a fan of McQueen.
After production wrapped Ryan Gosling kept the Jeep Cherokee used in the film.
In one scene, the camera pans briefly across a cinema that is showing The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932). That film was directed by Frank Capra whose grandson, Frank Capra III is the first assistant director of this film.
The high school scenes were originally slated to be filmed at San Luis Obispo High School. The superintendent changed his mind before filming could take place due to the content of the script.
Henry Bean, who also directed Ryan Gosling in Inside a Skinhead (2001), did several uncredited re-writes on this film.
On the face of the clock seen in front of the police station, it says, "Spend Time With Those You Love".
Justin (Michael Pitt) is quoting Arthur Rimbaud and reading Rimbaud's famous poem "The Drunken Boat" in one scene. At the beginning he is lecturing philosophy inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche.
Todd Field's role as a murder suspect was deleted from the final print.
Michael Pitt also starred in a movie titled "Funny Games" about 2 young accomplice murderers.
The print of Murder by Numbers (2002) shown on a cable premium channel was 119 minutes long, not 115 as posted.
Ryan Gosling's character has a scene where he is buying drugs and says "for 400 bucks an ounce, it better put me on the moon." In 2018 he starred in the movie First Man, where he goes to the moon.
The scene near the end of the movie, where Ryan Gosling licks Sandra Bullock's face, was not scripted. After a few takes, Gosling asked Bullock if it would be okay if he added it in to prove his character's sick nature.