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A policeman works to figure out whether a violent teen murdered his family.

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Eric Poole
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Lori
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Aunt Teresa
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Marsha
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Dan Komenko
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Lisa Komenko
Brian Patrick Russell ...
Facility Director (as Brian Russell)
Lou Sumrall ...
Cafeteria Guard
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Jackie Cristofuoro
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Gary
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Sam (as Lee Sellars)
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Three lives. Buffalo detective Lt. Cristofuoro, whose catatonic wife is in hospital, takes a special interest in Eric Komenko, a juvenile who killed his parents and will be freed on his 18th birthday. So has Lori Cranston, 15 or 16, her body fully developed and the object of lust by her boss and her mother's new boyfriend. She keeps a scrapbook about Eric, and when he's released from custody, she hides in the backseat of his car, insisting he take her with him on a trip toward Albany where he's planning to meet a girl. Cristofuoro is certain Eric will kill again, so he follows. It's clear early on that Cristofuoro's probably right, but what's Lori's motivation? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The intimacy of the kill.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for disturbing violent and sexual content, and language | See all certifications »

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15 January 2009 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Tenderness - Auf der Spur des Killers  »

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Russell Crowe filmed all of his scenes in 9 days. See more »

Goofs

When checking the back seat of his car for Eric, Detective Cristofuoro cocked his gun and the slide stayed open, showing the gun was unloaded. In the next shot, the gun's slide was closed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lt. Cristofuoro: My wife likes to say there are two kinds of people, those chasing pleasure, and those running from pain. Lorelei Cranston is Running. Running from all kinds of everything. Probably has been her whole life.
Lt. Cristofuoro: If you ask me, nobody gets to escape their pain. It's there when you brush your teeth at night. It's there before breakfast. It will come up fierce and sharp, and lay in to you blunt and heavy. The most you can hope for is one good day. Because on a good day you get to tell ...
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All That I Need
Written by Debra Desalvo
Performed by Debra Desalvo, John Hummel and Duke Rashkow
Published by La Que Sabe Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of True Nature Records
By Arrangement with Shelly Bay Music LLC
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I haven't read the book. This is plain awful.
11 September 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Very slow moving. Very predictable ending. If it didn't have Russell C in it, I don't think it would have seen the light of day.

You keep watching for some injection of... anything really! It tries to be very character driven, but you really don't give a toss for any of them because the subject matter is so boring.

Some say the ending is a good old "didn't see that coming"... to them I say "RUBBISH".

Trailer made it look suspenseful, eery, even challenging... none of this comes through. For such a short film you feel like you've been watching it for days.

Me and my girlfriend both thought the other was liking it so neither of us said anything until the end... she broke the silence at the credits, "Well that was pure sh**" lol. I didn't disagree.


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