MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,402 this week

Skeletons (1997)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller  |  25 April 1997 (USA)
5.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 375 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 4 critic

A heart attack moves a Pulitzer winning journalist to leave NY for the peace of a small New England town, but he soon finds himself pulled into a case of a man accused of killing his gay ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 03 Sep 2012
 
a list of 1140 titles
created 19 Jul 2013
 
a list of 62 titles
created 02 May 2014
 
a list of 40 titles
created 06 May 2014
 
a list of 5078 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Skeletons" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Skeletons (TV Movie 1997)

Skeletons (TV Movie 1997) on IMDb 5.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Skeletons.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Prey of the Jaguar (Video 1996)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A cop trains in martial arts to become a superhero to go after the killers of his wife and son.

Director: David DeCoteau
Stars: Maxwell Caulfield, Stacy Keach, Linda Blair
Captured (Video 1998)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A car thief breaks into a man's house who is on a low because his career is being taken away. The man locks up the thief in the car, and tortures him.

Director: Peter Liapis
Stars: Nick Mancuso, Andrew Divoff, Linda Hoffman
Dog Watch (Video 1997)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A San Francisco detective (Elliott) goes wild when he discovers his partner dead and the presumed culprit standing over him. After beating the man to death, he comes to his senses and ... See full summary »

Director: John Langley
Stars: Sam Elliott, Esai Morales, Paul Sorvino
Intrepid (2000)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Hotshot Navy special ops guys get assigned to take a cruise to keep an eye on a VIP's daughter. Once the voyage is under way, somehow a nuke A) gets lost in the vicinity, and B) goes off. ... See full summary »

Director: John Putch
Stars: James Coburn, Costas Mandylor, Finola Hughes
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

"The 5th Mind" is a harrowing portrait of two siblings torn apart by a shared childhood experience. One sibling has completely blocked abuse, incest and madness. The other has created 5 minds to deal with the pain.

Director: Naoko Tajima
Stars: Jack Diamond, Julia Duvall, Victoria Gilson
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Kyle is 18, an aspiring poet hoping to find inspiration by moving to the arty Silver Lake neighborhood of LA, and maybe love too. On day one, he finds a funky coffee shop, where he hopes to do some writing, but instead meets an older hunk.

Director: David DeCoteau
Stars: Sean Tataryn, Christopher Bradley, Geoff Moody
Flophouse (2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.8/10 X  
Director: Chris Claridge
Stars: Thomas Wilson Brown, Bernie Coulson, Chris Moore
Kalamity (2010)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

After a recent breakup, Billy returns to his hometown to find something is not quite right with his best friend.

Director: James M. Hausler
Stars: Nick Stahl, Jonathan Jackson, Christopher M. Clark
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Mockumentary about the unexplained disappearance of a fictitious up-and-coming movie star.

Director: Francis Megahy
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, James Coburn, Dudley Moore
Route 9 (TV Movie 1998)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two cops steal 1.5 million from a crime scene and try to cover their tracks.

Director: David Mackay
Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Peter Coyote, Amy Locane
Assault on Dome 4 (TV Movie 1996)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Low-budget Die Hard clone in which mad terrorist Alex Windham takes over a small scientific community on another planet and forces Dome 4's inhabitants to build him some bombs. Windham is ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert Po
Stars: Joseph Culp, Bruce Campbell, Jocelyn Seagrave
Short | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Ford Fischer speaks to Jordan Belfort, the subject of Martin Scorsese's film, "The Wolf of Wall Street."

Stars: Jordan Belfort, Ford Fischer
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Reverend Carlyle
...
Heather Crane (as Dee Wallace Stone)
...
Zach Crane
...
...
Melanie Jove
D. Paul Thomas ...
Sheriff Joe Carlton
...
Mayor Harley Dunbar
...
Sam
...
Toby Carlyle (as Pat Thomas)
Clive Rosengren ...
Jacob MacIntire
...
Mr. Muir
...
Sadie
Brigitta Dau ...
Laura
...
Belinda Dunbar
Edit

Storyline

A heart attack moves a Pulitzer winning journalist to leave NY for the peace of a small New England town, but he soon finds himself pulled into a case of a man accused of killing his gay lover with the blade of a shovel. Wanting to keep the case quiet, the town turns against the journalist and his family when he begins digging into its secrets, until finally the accused man is found hanging in his cell and the truth comes out about more than just the killing. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Beneath the surface, nothing is what it seems.

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 April 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Grauen in einer kleinen Stadt  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$2,200,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Shot in nineteen days. See more »

Quotes

Reverend Carlyle: You cannot hide from an AK-47 that's been blessed by the lord.
See more »

Connections

References Bambi (1942) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good cast in an enjoyable movie
17 April 2002 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

I was quite surprised by this movie which keeps you watching right to the end, mainly due to the cast. The story itself fizzles out towards the end but still very watchable. Ron Silver is very good with a fine performance and supported by some fine actors (James Coburn great as ever) The director David DeCoteau has made more than his fair share of low budget drivel but this does rate out of the movies I've had the misfortune to watch, as his best and certainly the only one with anyone you have ever heard of starring in it. So much so when you look at the other movies on IMDb that he has directed before and after this one you really do wonder how he got the job directing such a good cast? So I'm presuming that the cast has more to do with how watchable the movie is rather than the ultra low budget director, who must hold some sort of record for the Director with the lowest voted movies on the IMDb. Above Average Movie 5/10


4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How wonderfully bad is this movie. berutkowski
Executive Producer Jordan Belfort? whitetigerzone
Discuss Skeletons (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?