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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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In preparation for their roles, Sheryl Lee and Chloë Grace Moretz spent time in a rehabilitation center for drug addicts. See more »

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Detective Mike Souder's AR-15 does not have a rear sight. No law enforcement officer would ever carry a rifle in this configuration as it makes the gun almost impossible to aim. See more »

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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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Composed by Patrick Ferris
Performed and arranged by The Americans
Additional Vocals by Ami Canaan Mann
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Underrated and Gritty Detective Story
16 April 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Little Texas, Texas, Detectives Brian Heigh (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Mike Souder (Sam Worthington) are investigating a series of murders of women by a serial-killer. When they leave the crime scene where a body was found, Brian brings the girl Ann Sliger (Chloë Grace Moretz) that is on probation to the house of her dysfunctional family and delivers the neglected Ann to her careless mother.

Then they are called by Detective Pam Stall (Jessica Chastain), who is Mike's ex-wife, to help her to investigating a case of missing woman, but the case is outside their jurisdiction. However, they join Pam in her investigation while the family man Brian tries to help Ann and protect the girl against the abusive friends of her mother. Mike follows a clue that leads to two local criminals while Brian follows a different line of investigation and finds that the bodies were dumped in an area called "The Killing Fields". When Ann is kidnapped by the serial-killer, Brian seeks her out alone in the dangerous land.

"Texas Killing Fields" is an underrated and gritty detective story. The screenplay could be improved since the situation of two different groups of killers is confused but later the plot becomes clearer and the viewer is able to understand the big picture.

The locations in the bayous show an American reality that is not well- explored in Amereican films.The cast has great actors and actresses and the performances are excellent. Ami Canaan Mann is the daughter of Michael Mann and this is her second feature. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Em Busca de um Assassino" ("Chasing a Killer")


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