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Tell Tale (2009)
"Tell-Tale" (original title)

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A man's newly transplanted heart leads him on a dangerous journey to find out who murdered its donor.

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Terry Bernard
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Elizabeth Clemson
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Phillip Van Doren
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Angela Bernard
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Kevin Stanovich
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Acherton (as Michael Kenneth Williams)
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Bernard Cochius
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Legethon
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Doctor Lethe
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The Surgeon
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Frances Vieillard
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Elderly Woman In Wheelchair (as Peg Saurman Holzemer)
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Doctor Averman
Kara Lund ...
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Police Officer
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In Providence, a husband and wife die in a botched robbery; we see flickers of his last memories. His heart goes to Terry Bernard, a single father raising a girl with a rare degenerative disease. After the operation, Terry has flashes of memory from the last moments of the dead donor's life. Then, he recognizes one of the donor's killers and follows him into an alley. Within days, Terry becomes an unwilling avenger, with a police detective on his trail. Meanwhile, he begins a romance with his daughter's doctor, his moods complicated by memory flashes, the donor's deepening presence in both Terry's mind and body, and the unexplained bond among the donor's killers. Can this end well? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Truth Lies a Heartbeat Away. See more »


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Rated R for violent content, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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31 December 2009 (Greece)  »

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When lead character meets Acherton in bathroom his name-tag says Michael Acherton after he is called the detective refers to him as Paul Acherton. See more »

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Paramedic: [over radio] Dispatch this is Rescue 3. I have a 55 year old white male named Lyar, John. He has massive blunt trauma to the skull. Glasgow Coma Score is 1, Henry 3. Patient has ID in his wallet identifying him as an organ donor. Alert trauma and transport team.
Dispatcher: Copy that.
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The mystery part of it is interesting, the rest is mundane
11 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So this is a movie based on one of Edgar Allan Poe's popular short stories. Although it's not all that close to it, except the movie deals with heartbeats and murders. Josh Lucas is the main protagonist in this movie and he plays a single father raising a daughter that has an illness. But when he gets a heart transplant and meets a female doctor that he starts a relationship with, things start to change. Especially within himself. Josh Lucas is actually really good in this, in fact he sort of reminds me of an American version of Daniel Craig. The thing is the beginning interested me than the rest of the movie. The mystery of trying to figure out what is going on kinda drives this movie. But when finding out what is going on, it just basically goes in a narrow and not very interesting direction. Overall the mystery aspect of this movie is kinda interesting but the rest is just mundane.

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