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Texas Killing Fields (2011)

 -  Crime | Drama | History  -  14 October 2011 (UK)
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In the Texas bayous, a local homicide detective teams up with a cop from New York City to investigate a series of unsolved murders.

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Souder, a homicide detective in a small Texan town, and his partner, transplanted New York City cop Detective Heigh, track a sadistic serial killer dumping his victims' mutilated bodies in a nearby marsh locals call 'The Killing Fields'. Though the swampland crime scenes are outside their jurisdiction, Detective Heigh is unable to turn his back on solving the gruesome murders. Despite his partner's warnings, he sets out to investigate the crimes. Before long, the killer changes the game and begins hunting the detectives, teasing them with possible clues at the crime scenes while always remaining one step ahead. When familiar local girl Anne goes missing, the detectives find themselves racing against time to catch the killer and save the young girl's life. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence and language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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$8,772 (USA) (14 October 2011)

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$45,282 (USA) (11 November 2011)
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This film marks the second pairing of Jessica Chastain with Sam Worthington in two films released during same summer of 2011 period. See more »

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At the beginning of the film when Little Ann is staring at the petrol station she is carrying a backpack, but when Detective Heigh picks her up later in the evening, the backpack has disappeared. See more »

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[first lines]
Dispatcher: 7-Ida-06 over at Hal's Tire Shop. There's been a break-in.
Det. Mike Souder: 06 en route to the tire shop...
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Referenced in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2011 (2011) See more »

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Look on Down from the Bridge
Written by David Roback and Hope Sandoval
Performed by Mazzy Star
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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Dang. It wasn't THAT bad!
13 November 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

OK.

Mumbling, yes. about as much as Run Baby Run. Archetypal characters, well, tick, but then this is the US.

Personally, I liked it. I didn't expect to, but it was OK. They did a 'Coen brothers-y' thing, not really explaining the back story.

OK. Maybe the two male leads have similar attitudes to women and to their abusers as I do, so maybe that biases me, but I don't think that's all.

I think this has a body. Brains, guts, and a spine. The minor parts are well cast and directed, and the three leads rock.

I'm a bit surprised how slated this has been on IMDb.

I liked it, OK? So sue me....


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