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Texas Killing Fields (2011)

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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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(as Donald F. Ferrarone)
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Gwen Heigh
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Lucie Sliger
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Shauna Kittredge
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White Kid (as Trenton Ryan Perez)
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Mrs. Kittredge (as Maureen A. Brennan)
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Captain Bender
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Eugene (as James Hébert)
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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 Ann goes missing, the detectives find themselves racing against time to catch the killer and save the young girl's life.

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Once in... There's no way out.


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

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14 October 2011 (UK)  »

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The Fields  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$8,772, 16 October 2011, Limited Release

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$45,282, 13 November 2011
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The real-life cops, portrayed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Sam Worthington in this movie, are seen in the October 22, 2011 episode of the investigative series 48 Hours (1988). The episode is called "The Killing Fields". It was re-broadcast on August 12, 2015 with the same title on 48 Hours (1988) on the Investigation Discovery channel. See more »

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Liquor is shown for sale inside a convenience store. While this is legal in the filming location in Louisiana, it's not legal in the state of Texas. 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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Referenced in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2011 (2011) See more »

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Get It Right The First Time
Performed by Kimber
Written by David A. Terry, Christopher Cooke, Kimberly Terry, Alan Terry
Licensed by Arrangement with Sodium Glow Publishing
Courtesy of Sodium Glow Music
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Messy
26 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

I was sort of hanging for this film, great cast, story line that can make for great viewing, and I like the setting of the story as well. And after another lackluster year when it comes to entertainment on the big screen, I thought this could be great!

Well sadly to say it is messy, when it comes to this kind of cop film, you need direction, some one that can tell the story at a good pace, connect all the dots, get you engrossed in the mood of the film, make you sit and wait for more clues and so on, but this film lacks all of that.

Sure the acting is solid, but I expected that with the good cast, but it just does not flow at a good pace, it jumps over some dots that should be connected to make you feel you are part of the characters, and that's where this film is messy, hence my score of 5, sort of sits in the middle.

Nothing special, but not bad either, 5 out of 5 for this one.


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