Murder by Numbers
Murder by Numbers is a 2002 American psychological thriller film produced and directed by Barbet Schroeder starring Sandra Bullock, Ben Chaplin, Ryan Gosling, and Michael Pitt. It is loosely based on the Leopold and Loeb case. The film was screened at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival, but was not entered in competition.
Richard Haywood (Ryan Gosling) and Justin Pendleton (Michael Pitt) are high school classmates; Richard is wealthy and popular, while Justin is a brilliant introvert. After months of planning a "perfect crime," they abduct a woman at random, strangle her, and plant evidence implicating Richard's marijuana dealer, janitor Ray Feathers. Detective Cassie Mayweather (Sandra Bullock) and her new partner Sam Kennedy (Ben Chaplin) investigate. Cassie has sex with Sam early on as she has with previous partners, but won't let him see her chest, and curtly sends him home afterward.
|keywords||abandoned house arrest crime scene dead woman hang hear obsess overcome perfect crime plan planted evidence school class solve stab video clip|
|productionCompany||Castle Rock Entertainment|
|recordedAt||California Los Angeles|
|theme||high school psychological thriller|