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Skeletons in the Closet (2001)

A father (Williams) suspects his son (Jackson) to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?

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Phillip Duncan
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A father (Williams) suspects his son (Jackson) to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?

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Cross the threshold of fear.


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Rated R for language and elements of violence | See all certifications »

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24 July 2001 (USA)  »

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Crimen del pasado  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Written by Jonathan Jackson and Richard Lee Jackson
Performed by Jono and the Rock
Published by Ricky Lee Jackson Music (ASCAP)
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Treat Williams suspects his son, Jonathan Jackson, of murder
28 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Skeletons in the Closet" (2001) is a neat neo-noir thriller that should not be overlooked because it happens to be a modest movie for video. The acting is sound with Treat Williams fitting his role of father without a hitch. Not a flashy actor, Williams has a very good capacity to hold one's interest. His sincerity of persona has been evident since "Prince of the City"; he typically turns in a realistic and effective performance. His son, played by Jonathan Jackson, has his part down pat; and it's not an easy part. Linda Hamilton becomes the love interest of Williams with her taking the initiative, but her part is not central to the plot. She's essential though. She provides the needed balance to round out the characters of father and son.

Logical consideration of the action that we are shown points in one direction for the story's murder mystery aspect. Nevertheless, the story cleverly defers an early resolution while raising a question mark about the guilt or innocence of both father and son. The story has a second mystery that revolves around a fire some 12 years earlier and about the then-wife of Williams.

The story is well-paced and features scenery from small town New Hampshire locations, some that are quite familiar to me, like Conway, Jackson and Mount Washington Valley. This was an added plus.


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