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A teenage girl whose eerie resemblance to a local Welsh beauty queen killed 14 years earlier disturbs one of the men responsibile for her accidental death.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Philip Howe ...
Sterling Davies
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Jenny Thomas / Nicky Trent
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Hank Thomas
Sioned Jones ...
Mary Thomas (as Sioned Joned)
John Henshaw ...
Pete Copsey
Vicki Randall ...
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Glen Marcus
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Joe Jones
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Mark Wraith (as Jonathan Rhys Myers)
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Tina Trent
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Tin Man
Anthony Bate ...
Judge
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Max Bracchi
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Bronwyn Race
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All grown up and gunning for political power in a small North Wales community, Glen Marcus and his best mate harbour a dark secret which seems to be coming back to haunt them. But can the daughter of Tina Trent, a local woman just returned from Alaska, be the same girl the two lads buried fourteen years earlier? Only local policeman Max Bracchi can solve the case with the help of a wrongly accused tramp, Tin Man. Written by Anonymous

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25 October 2002 (Spain)  »

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Crime Acidental  »

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Joe Jones: Jenny Thomas tripped over a sheep so I shot Glenn Marcus in the head.
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1 September 2004 | by (Lemgo / Germany) – See all my reviews

This movie unjustly suffers mostly from clichés heaped upon it.

It's a Welsh Twin Peaks parody, they say. Too Welsh to be funny - not enough Twin Peaks to work in the end.

In short: This movie is a victim of false expectations.

Yes, there are certain similarities if one spends the whole time comparing, but that does this movie great injustice. The few 'blatant' takes on Welsh culture clichés take NOTHING away from its positive charme - except for nit-picking Welsh viewers, perhaps. To 'foreign' viewers it's a convincing fresco of provincial life, as well as a Chabrol movie seems to non-French viewers. The Twin Peaks connection exists only on a formalistic plane.

Call me stupid, but I feel that this has a far more honest and less pretentious appeal than said cult hyper-soap. Give it a chance. It's more than the sum of your pre-conceptions.

* Schogger13


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