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The Falls (2003)

R  |   |  Thriller, Drama  |  29 October 2003 (USA)
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In a smoke-filled dive in Buffalo, NY, David Marx tells us his tale of obsession, betrayal, and murder - leading him to an uncertain fate "underneath Niagara Falls." David tells us how his ... See full summary »

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David Marx
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Jennifer Barnes
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Robin Stevens
Ken Dapper ...
Detective Allen Crane
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Scott Pierson
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Ethan Barnes
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Evelyn Gilvray
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Marcia Wade ...
Bruce
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Barnes Mansion forensics officer
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In a smoke-filled dive in Buffalo, NY, David Marx tells us his tale of obsession, betrayal, and murder - leading him to an uncertain fate "underneath Niagara Falls." David tells us how his beautiful redheaded ex-girlfriend, Jennifer Barnes, has disappeared and how he ended up the guardian of the 2.5 million dollars that "was supposed to have bought Jen's safety." Three nights ago, David finds police detectives Crane and O'Keefe trashing his apartment. Taking him to Police Headquarters, they interrogate David about Jennifer's disappearance, and Crane - in the name of Jen's father, the rich and powerful Ethan Barnes - brutalizes poor David in hopes of getting a confession out of him. When falsely accused, what's a film noir hero to do but search for the truth himself? Written by Paul DeNigris

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Obsession kills.

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Thriller | Drama

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality
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29 October 2003 (USA)  »

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American Falls  »

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Detective Allen Crane: This ain't America, you little shit. This is Buffalo. I'm the big dog around here, and I CAN piss all over your rights. I can put you in the ground if I want to.
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This film was AWFUL
7 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie was awful. I understand it was shot on a small budget but the acting was terrible and the movie itself was just plain dumb. The plot was predictable and the central character was an unsympathetic moron. In fact, all of the characters were unsympathetic and none were fully developed at all. The audience relates to no one in the movie. It was supposed to be suspenseful but if you don't care about the characters, it's hard to get "into" the movie at all. I felt like an outsider being forced to listen to someone tell me a stupid story. All the plot twists at the end were just a little too much - I was actually laughing when I guess I was supposed to be "shocked." All in all, I thought it was really just a bad movie.


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