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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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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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One of eight films executive produced by Jordan Belfort in 1996 and 1997, later better known as (his infamous nickname "The Wolf of Wall Street"), by (he wrote the book), and for (both the movie based on his book, and serving twenty-two months in federal prison) The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). 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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Big city folk meet small town attitudes
24 September 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Ron Silver, James Coburn and Christopher Plummer are interesting to watch in this unoriginal plot about something rotten in an apparently perfect New England small town. The film suffers from a crisis of identity, starting off like a legal drama, developing shades of high school angst, a horror element and, well, I'll stop there rather than give away the ending. As someone else has said in this forum, the story fizzles out at the end. Bad plot, only just saved by some decent acting. 5 out of 10.


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