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American Crime (2004)

Video  -  Crime | Thriller  -  28 April 2004 (USA)
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A young smalltown reporter, Jessie St. Claire, begins investigating a killer stalking his victims making video tapes. This might just be the career opportunity, which she has hoped for. ... See full summary »

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Jane Berger
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Rob Latrobe
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Alice Prescott
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Slim
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Dean
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Donny (as Carl Michael Linder)
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A young smalltown reporter, Jessie St. Claire, begins investigating a killer stalking his victims making video tapes. This might just be the career opportunity, which she has hoped for. When she herself becomes a target and suddenly disappears, the case attracts a colleague from the nationally syndicated television show "American Crime" as well. Together with Jessie's camera-man and later joined by her producer he tries to solve the mysterious case. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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Well-made little indie flick!
26 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So this wasn't top-notch entertainment, however, it was an interesting film that built to a pretty cool climax. It starts with a news team desperately looking for a story. They get a call that leads to the discovery of a dead stripper in a lake. They begin an investigation, and then suddenly VHS tapes start to pop up. They find the first one in the dead girl's suitcase. The video shows her walking around town, not noticing she is being videotaped. Suddenly we witness on that video her rape & murder. Unsure if the video is real, they continue to dive deeper into the story. Then, more tapes begin to show up in the mail that features other women, having the same thing done to them. It all starts to get really creepy, and then a video of one of the news girls (Rachel Leigh Cook) shows up. She then freaks out and quits her job. With only 2 people in the news crew left plus a man who was fired from the show "American Crime", they decide to break the case. They end up in the country at an old freaky looking house. The whole thing builds to a bizarre and suspenseful climax! In the beginning and middle of the film there is quiet a bit of humor, so B-movies fans will love this, but there are still enough deaths & a scary ending that will satisfy the average horror buff. Check it out, I think you'll be surprised!


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