The Barber (2002)

R  |   |  Crime, Horror, Mystery  |  31 December 2002 (USA)
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A weary town faces a long, dark winter.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
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John B. Destry ...
Cecil (as John Destry)
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Ralph Alderman ...
Agent Rayner
Father Stiffler


A weary town faces a long, dark winter.

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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 December 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le barbier  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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The two hunters find Lucy's body in daylight even though the rest of the movie makes a big deal about it being winter with 24-hour darkness. Characters later make a brief mention how Lucy's body was discovered shortly before the nightfall in Alaska. See more »


Levi Gansby: [referring to Buffalo's empty bottle of Revelstoke whiskey] Shit, you drank all the Revy!
'Buffalo' Sedwick: [mockingly] 'You drank all the Revy.' So what, hillbilly? There's plenty more back in the truck.
Levi Gansby: The truck is a good half-mile hike outta here - and I AIN'T no hillbilly.
'Buffalo' Sedwick: Well...
'Buffalo' Sedwick: if it smells like shit... and looks like shit
'Buffalo' Sedwick: I'd be bettin' it is shit.
Levi Gansby: Shut yer head! Shut yer head! I gonna teach you some respect!
[shoves Buffalo to the ground]
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Deck The Halls
Traditional tune, English lyrics by Thomas Oliphant
arranged by Peter Allen
Performed by Members of the Christ Church Cathedral Choir: Deirdre Rogers, Karen Mang, Rob Hollins, Bruce Hoffman, Rupert Lang
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A close shave, please!
20 February 2006 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Something is happening in the small Alaskan town where a woman is found dead in the snow. Right after she is discovered, the FBI gets into the case because it ties up with other killings in the Northwest. The town is about to celebrate Christmas, but it won't be a happy time for anyone because suddenly other young women are killed, as well.

Michael Bafaro's, "The Barber", shows some interesting aspects as a mystery movie. Although our attention is immediately drawn toward the most obvious person, something that the local police enforcers, or even the FBI overlook. In fact the film seems to be telling us the assassin is getting away with murder, because the one responsible eludes being trapped.

The film is watchable because of the work of Malcom McDowell in the film. He is an interesting actor to watch at work. Mr. McDowell is always a welcome addition to any film, as he proves in this one. Jeremy Ratchford is also an asset playing the police chief. The FBI agent discovers something murky in his past that might implicate him in the murders.

The bleak winter of that remote town in Alaska is captured in the film with good results by Mr. Bafaro and his crew. While this film doesn't break new ground, it will keep the viewer involved in the story.

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