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Gina Pulasky
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Kyle Timler
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Will McCaid
Juan Ramírez ...
Roy Muchado
Margaret Travolta ...
Dr. Kohanek
Dan Conway ...
Chief Cheney
Annabel Armour ...
Distraught Wife
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Manager
Julie Brams ...
Gracie
Marilyn Dodds Frank ...
Sasha's Mother
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Timmy's Father
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Apartment Manager
Don James ...
Second Cop
Kim Klutznick ...
Sasha
Tony Mockus Jr. ...
Drunk Husband
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After young policewoman Gina Pulasky succeeds in handling a domestic fight particularly well, she's added to a small team of detectives assigned to a case of gruesome child killings. She proves herself to be a worthwhile reinforcement by tracking down the prime suspect, a disturbingly smart young man named Kyle Timler. Much to the horror of her team mate and lover Will McCaid, Pulasky goes undercover to infiltrate in Timler's life and trying to get as close to him as necessary to make him confess his crimes without even noticing it. A dangerous mission involving a process of growing identification with the killer, something that doesn't leave Pulasky unscathed. Written by Swie Tio <sweet_t@dds.nl>

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Many of the child extras were from the Riverside/Brookfield area, including Tim Shannon, who played Little Timmy Curtis. Tim grew up in Riverside, not far from where the body of Little Timmy Curtis was found early on in the film. See more »

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Terror in a little town
26 June 2007 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Chalk this one up in the win column, this was a superb movie. The acting performances were great and the script was equally great.

Helen Hunt was magnificent as the Riverside police officer Gina Pulasky. Gina was a complex character. She was a rookie cop with the Riverside Police Dept. She ended up in an affair with a coworker that she knew had a wife and kids, all the while she took on the dangerous task of going undercover to catch a serial killer.

Jeff Fahey (the Ray Liotta look alike) did a bang up job as the confused, often stammering, police officer that had an affair with Gina. He was stoic as an officer, but he was quite the opposite when it came to dealing with his feelings and his extra-marital affair.

Steven Weber, most notably from the sitcom "Wings", did a nice job as the quiet, meek, underachieving sociopath. On the surface, he was an innocent loser, but beneath the surface lied a cold hearted killer. Weber really took on the persona of a childlike young adult with an insatiable thirst to kill young boys.

The entire movie was spectacular. Each scene, each verbal exchange let us know more and more about the characters. The production team did a phenomenal job with condensing days, if not weeks worth of events into a 90 minute movie. This movie was a good example of doing a lot with little.


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