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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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Albert Bodine
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Rob Latrobe
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Jesse St. Claire
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Alice Prescott
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Mack Jones (as Wade Andrew Williams)
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Sheriff Smyth
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Slim
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Richard
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Dennis Delsing ...
Sgt. Padgett
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Jonathan Jones ...
Dean
Carl Michael Lindner ...
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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good try, i guess
11 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I saw the really cool and creative opening credits, I thought this movie might have a chance. Wrong! The filmmakers should've spent less time on the opening credits and more time on the rest of the movie. Throughout I was trying to figure out if the movie was supposed to be a thriller, a comedy or all of the above. After finishing watching, I'm still not sure. Although I admit that I didn't see the film entirely, missing bits and pieces of the middle where I lost interest and watched something else. When I returned, it seemed I didn't miss much. I just couldn't figure out what to make of it. It tried to have a documentary feel to it, but who interviews anyone in a car from outside the windshield? (I'm referring to those scenes where Anabelle Sciorra was talking to the camera through the windshield while driving.) It tried to have a realty-TV feel to it. It tried to be a lot of things. But in the end, it just failed to be a good film. Too bad, some really cool graphics went to waste here.


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