Gary Oldman plays the self-flagellating killer with a penchant for klezmer music and huffing down keyboard-cleaner. He only kills middle-aged men weighing in excess of 300 lbs and then paints the murder scene in watercolor while sobbing and clutching a Cabbage Patch Kid.
Mickey Rourke is the burned-out cop with a history of gourmet crystal-meth cookery and raiding the evidence room for underwear. Every internal affairs guy who has ever investigated him has been found beheaded and wearing clown shoes.
Willam Defoe – the priest who the killer confides in; when not dealing with the emotional tumult of this knowledge, he grapples with addictions to crack, the racetrack and Home Shopping Network.
Michael Madsen & Harvey Keitel – the hookers with hearts of gold.
And in true departures from past roles, Michael Douglas plays a middle-aged, affluent sex addict, while Al Pacino is the wildly-gesticulating senior detective who enjoys rattling foes with over-the-top histrionics that make no sense to anyone and seem to go on forever.
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