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Skeletons (1997)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller  |  25 April 1997 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »


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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
Toby Carlyle (as Pat Thomas)
Clive Rosengren ...
Jacob MacIntire
Mr. Muir
Brigitta Dau ...
Belinda Dunbar


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 <>

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Beneath the surface, nothing is what it seems.


Drama | Horror | Thriller


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Release Date:

25 April 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Grauen in einer kleinen Stadt  »

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$2,200,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Shot in nineteen days. See more »


Reverend Carlyle: You cannot hide from an AK-47 that's been blessed by the lord.
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References Bambi (1942) See more »

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Excellent movie
1 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know what the previous writer was talking about, this was an excellent movie, I think Ron Silver was completely overshadowed by the acting ability of British Born actor Lee Tonks but he still did good. Lee Tonks was excellent in this movie. The plot was well derived, cinematography was excellent! I think it's amazing that they managed to get Anthony Pownall to work on such a small budget feature, but I guess he must have been friends with the producer or something. I don't think the average American public realizes the acting ability of Anthony Pownall and Lee Tonks. anyone who watches this movie is in for a real treat.

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