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Absence of the Good (1999)

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Caleb Barnes
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Dr. Marcia Lyons
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Elizabeth Barondes ...
Bailey
Brian Lee Bouck ...
Joe Marshall
Jenniffer Buckalew ...
Sheila Gaskin
Roger Callard ...
Evans
Dalin Christiansen ...
Mr. Gummer
Neblis Francois ...
Young Uniform
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Michael Barnes
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Lieutenant Paul Taylor
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Roger
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Mary Barnes
Rob Joseph ...
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Robert Joseph ...
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Salt Lake City homicide detective Caleb Barnes is under increasing pressure from all sides to crack a string of serial killings that have been terrorizing the city. At the same time, Barnes' home life is beginning to crumble in the wake of his son's accidental death. Will he solve the killings before the stress tears him apart? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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The police are able to obtain a sketch of the killer, and the storekeeper confirms that it was who attacked her, but the killer's face is always covered except the eyes. In particular, the bus driver, who gave the description for the sketch, only saw the killer briefly, from a distance and a side angle. There is no way he could have given an accurate description. See more »

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"Absence of the Good" is a movie which illustrates the escalating destruction which can be caused by dysfunctional upbringings.
19 November 2001 | by (Baytown, TX) – See all my reviews

The movie illustrates in an accurate and effective manner the existence of evil and sinisterness. Furthermore, it presents an overview of how much damage we each can do with our actions, words, thoughts, feelings, and beliefs; that damage radiating out to everyone else either consciously or subconsciously, and having more intense effects upon those who are weaker or more vulnerable, i.e., little children.


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