A writer visits a town that isn't what it appears to be.

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Boyd 'Bo' Aikens
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Laura Crosby
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Mandy Pruell
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Chief Salks
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Thomas Pinkwater
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Richard Crunch
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Charts
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Mayor Tom Thompson
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Nancy Larshak
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Frank Yarley
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Sculptor
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Elderly Woman
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Frannie Fineman
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A writer visits a town that isn't what it appears to be.

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Remote. Controlled.

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Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG for some violence and language | See all certifications »
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6 July 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Black River - A város fogva tart  »

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The twin babies in the first diner scene are clearly toy dolls. See more »

Quotes

Laura Crosby: What're you doing here? I thought you were leaving early this morning.
Boyd 'Bo' Aikens: I'm having a little trouble getting out of town.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Generally impressed by the story line, but felt delivery was poor.
19 April 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As a reader of Dean Koontzs' work I looked forward to seeing Black River (originally created as a mini-series but shown in the UK as a short movie). I have always found his work fast paced and well constructed, but I was a little disappointed with this offering as there seemed at times only a tenuous link running through the plot. To me Bo (Jay Mohr) seemed a little 2 dimensional and somewhat lacking in substance. He seemed more interested in finding out who was behind what was going on rather than "getting out of dodge", an aim he professed throughout. I feel that the concept put forward by the author was interesting and could have been handled in a slightly better way. Jay Mohr has in the past delighted me with his performances, however in this case he seemed to have the aspect of someone running around like a headless chicken who shouted all his lines. All in all, a bit of a disappointment.


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