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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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Brian Heigh
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Lucie Sliger
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Rhino
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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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$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 »

Goofs

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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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.14 (2011) See more »

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When The Blaze is Blue
Composed by Patrick Ferris
Performed and Arranged by The Americans
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An Underrated Film
4 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film might not ever find its audience but that doesn't mean it wasn't a great film. There was something so unnerving about this film. It had its flaws but that was overlapped by an amazing cast and acting. Disregard the negative reviews and give it a chance if you want a crime thriller with deep. Sam Worthington's performance was intense. He bought an underlining perspective to his role. A character bonded by this upbringing and an intuition about the nature of "The Killing Fields". Even if the film was only loosely based on the book it still gave a horrific tale of a place where nothing grows. Not sure what happened with Danny Boyle. Not even sure if he would have brought much to this particular story. He is still one of my favorite directors but this would have been a disaster.


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