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The Spreading Ground (2000)

When five bodies turn up in the waters of Burman City, its illusion of safety is shattered, and Mayer Hackett will stop at nothing to see the peace returned.

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Leslie DeLongpre
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Det. Michael McGivern
Tom McCamus ...
Johnny Gault
David Dunbar ...
Milo Spivak
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Mayor Hackett
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Capt. Nieman
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Mrs. Osterman
Tom Harvey ...
Paddy Flynn
Rob Stefaniuk ...
Syphon
Yvan Labelle ...
Carp
Sean O'Hara ...
Flannery Pincher
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Stubby Styles (as Tim Burd)
Amanda Soha ...
Crystal Osterman
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Det. Daniels
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When five bodies turn up in the waters of Burman City, its illusion of safety is shattered, and Mayer Hackett will stop at nothing to see the peace returned.

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To catch a killer is to know him, feel him...anticipate him.


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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5 March 2000 (USA)  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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The facility manager: [As Det DeLongpre runs into the viaduct, gun drawn] Hey, just don't hurt the water!
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Who Is John Galt?
19 August 2002 | by (New Orleans) – See all my reviews

is a question answered (one of the characters, albeit with a spelling change and no relation to Rand's...)

Derek Vanlint's directorial debut shows us the talent that can come from moving into directing from being a D.P. It shows in ever shot, and a friend of mine in the biz has always said that DP's really "make the movie" anyway.

Frederic Forest is always good, and Hopper was over the top in playing a somewhat "normal" person, even as a cop investigating a horrific series of child murders.

Some people might find the film slow, but I was rapt in every minute, and look forward to more fare from Vanlint.


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