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Things Behind the Sun (2001)

R  |   |  Drama, Music  |  24 January 2001 (USA)
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A young music journalist's dark memories are awakened when he goes to interview a female rock singer, and both are forced to confront troubling secrets from their pasts.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Violet
Ruben Anders ...
Carlos
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Pete
Mitchell Boshnack ...
Cape Canaveral Police Officer #1
Owen Butler ...
Young Owen
Caitlin Caldwell ...
Girl at House
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Chuck
Bill Cordell ...
AA Secretary
Justin DePrume ...
Young Dan (as Justin De Prume)
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Sherry
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Public Defender
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Young Sherry (as Brittany Finamore)
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Lulu
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Magazine Intern / L.A. Club Band: Cowboys and Indians (as Jessie Gelaznick)
Jade Gordon ...
Sam
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In Cocoa Beach FL, a woman shows up drunk on the same lawn on the same date three years running. What's going on? She's Sherry McGrale, a singer building a reputation on college campuses, especially for her signature song about having been raped. A rock magazine in L.A. takes notice, and writer Owen Richardson recognizes her: his older brother orchestrated the assault and involved him. Owen heads for Florida, ostensibly to do a piece on her, but in reality to try to put his own demons to rest. Wounds from the event are ruining Sherry and Owen's current relationships. Is there any prospect of healing? A judge, Sherry's manager, and a widow with young kids provide supporting arms. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Raped of her innocence. Robbed of his manhood. In search of a second chance.

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Drama | Music

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Rated R for strong sexual violence, sexuality, language and substance abuse | See all certifications »

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Detrás del sol  »

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Anders couldn't get the necessary funding to shoot the film on 35mm so she was forced to shoot on digital video. See more »

Quotes

Sherry: [In bed with Colin and Jeremy] Okay, take my pants off. Just pull 'em off. Okay now... try to fuck me.
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Walk Away Renee
Written by Mike Lookofsky (aka Mike Brown), Tony Sansone and Bob Calilli
Performed by The Left Banke
Published by Trio Music Company, Inc./Alley Music Corp. (BMI)
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Excellent
8 June 2002 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

It was such a painful movie, I don't know how to describe it. All I can say is that it was so well done that I was almost forced to watch it. I couldn't bring myself to change the channel. It was well written, well acted and well directed. Kim Dickens and Gabriel Mann did an astounding job portraying the victims. I could feel Sherri's pain like it was my own and I felt pain for Owen, as well. The only thing I felt could have been done differently is that Owen was just as much a victim as Sherri was. He was just a child at the time of the rape. How can he have been held responsible for something he didn't want any part of and was forced into by his sociopathic brother? He suffered for it, too. I understand why Sherri had trouble dealing with him up to a point but it seems that everyone involved forgot that he had been a defenseless child, too. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who's ever been a victim or knows a victim.


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