It’s a Jungle in There
Release Date: January 25, 2008
Starring: Diane Lane, Billy Burke, Colin
Hanks, Joseph Cross, Mary Beth
Hurt, and Perla Haney-Jardine
Genre: Police Thriller
Audience: Older teenagers and adults
Runtime: 100 minutes
Distributor: Screen Gems/Sony Pictures
Director: Gregory Hoblit
Executive Producer: Richard Wright, Eric Reid,
James McQuaide, and Harley
Producer: Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi,
Howard “Hawk” Koch, Jr.,
Steven Pearl, and Andy Cohen
Writer: Robert Fyvolent, Mark R.
Brinker and Allison Burnett
Address Comments To:Michael Lynton, Chairman/CEO
Amy Pascal, Chairman - Motion Picture Group
Sony Pictures Entertainment
(Columbia Pictures/TriStar/Screen Gems/Provident)
10202 West Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232-3195
Phone: (310) 244-4000
Fax: (310) 244-2626
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The movie opens with FBI Agent Jennifer Marsh working the night shift in the Internet crime division in Portland, Oregon. After catching one illegal hacker, she stumbles on a local website titled “Kill with Me?”, where a cat is being tortured to death. The more visitors to the site, the quicker the cat dies. Jennifer discovers that the illegal website is piggybacking on different Internet servers every second or so, making his site literally “untraceable.”
Jennifer tries to convince her boss to make an FBI file on this local villain, but the boss reminds her it’s only a cat. Of course, when the unknown man takes a human victim, all bets are off. A massive hunt to find the killer begins. Eventually, of course, Jennifer herself becomes a target.
UNTRACEABLE contains very strong violence and plenty of foul language. The story is about finding and stopping a serial killer, however, so the movie does have some redemptive, morally uplifting qualities. One of the more interesting is the movie’s criticism of Internet sex and violence. “It’s a jungle in there,” one of the characters says at one point. Indeed it is.
UNTRACEABLE contains very strong violence and plenty of foul language. The tense, exciting story is about finding and stopping a serial killer, however, so the movie does have some redemptive, morally uplifting qualities. This is one thriller where American police and the American FBI are shown in a positive light.