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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>

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Beneath the surface, nothing is what it seems.

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25 April 1997 (USA)  »

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Das Grauen in einer kleinen Stadt  »

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$2,200,000 (estimated)
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The film was originally started by director 'Ken Russell', but after he locked horns with one of the film's nine producers, he was fired and David DeCoteau was hired to replace him. See more »

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


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