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A brother and sister move to a sleepy Oregon town and are befriended by a stranger with a magnetic personality on a summer sabbatical.

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Orphan Mike O'Conner was abused from age three by his own dad, fled to Chicago to start a rock band but got dragged in bad mates' crime and convicted under probation. Mike's sister, Kate, managed to get him released and employed as assistant lighthouse guard under Adam Terrell, an author on sabbatical. However, Adam is murdered by serial killer Art Stoner, who takes Adam's place and identity. Art himself is the traumatized son of a prostitute, abandoned by the father, who had to watch his mother 'working' and got beaten, as if responsible, whenever her 'clients' hit her. 'Adam' seems to work out as Mike's substitute father, smacking him at worst, but their past starts catching up and Art being seen in action as Kate's lover poisons the triangle dramatically. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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An underrated, superbly photographed psycho-thriller with sophisticated undercurrents.
15 November 2002 | by (Colorado Springs) – See all my reviews

All the performances here are very good, and the eerie tone of this movie, about a serial murderer and his effect on the people he encounters, becomes it's driving force (as opposed to the usual cat-and-mouse, thriller premise). The motivations of the protagonists are subtly explored, and the movie is awash with sexual tension and scenic texture. The chess-game scene is remarkably creepy and effective. This little murder story is highly recommended for discriminating adults.


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