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Northern Lights (2009)

Nate Burns accepts a job as chief of police in Lunacy, Alaska, hoping to to get away from the traumatic death of his partner back in Baltimore. He meets Meg, an independent bush pilot, whose father is found dead in a mountain cave.

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Nate Burns
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Ed Woolcott
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Charlene Galligan
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Mayor Hopp
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Deputy Otto Gruber
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Carrie Hawbacker
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John
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Max Hawbacker (as David Brown)
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Bing
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Jim Mackie (as Justin Michael Carrier)
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Bill Mackie
Alex Arsenault ...
Stephen Thompson (as Alexander Arsenault)
Rod Heatherington ...
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Nate Burns, a former Baltimore city homicide detective, is the new police chief in sleepy Lunacy, Alaska. The job comes with a free room in the 'lodge', the town's multi-purpose inn, pub etcetera run by 'loose' flirter Charlene Galligan. Sole deputy Otto Gruber is among the failed local applicants. Shortly after Nate gets on sensual-bickering terms with Charlene's fickle, estranged daughter, pilot Meg, lost mountaineers find the frozen corps of Meg's dad Pat, missing for 15 years. State police sergeant Coben dubiously claims jurisdiction and flies out the body. Nate soon discovers nothing is as it seems after Lunatic newspaper editor Max Hawbacker is found shot, with a fake suicide PC note 'I killed Pat'. Uncovering more past secret proves dangerous for dogs, Nate and his job. Written by KGF Vissers

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Nora Roberts' Northern Lights  »

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It was on the set of Northern Lights he met his current wife, LeAnn Rimes. See more »

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When the computer screen is shown with the suicide note on it, there is no period after 'hell'. When Burns shows the printout of the note, there is a period. See more »

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I think I just lost a couple of IQ points because of that film
6 September 2017 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

That's a quote from after Nate was watching a movie, but it pretty much applies to this film.

The story is passable for a mystery and romance.

The acting, however is bad. It is stiff and lacks feeling. There is no real chemistry between Nate and Meg. LeAnn Rimes just never seems sincere in any of her lines. There was very little humor, although I did like the scene with Nate talking to the dog and him talking back. I think the directing had a lot to do with all of that and the climatic scene was very badly staged.

If you can stand lifeless acting, the story might be enough to make this movie worth watching.


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