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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
Corie Berkemeyer ...
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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Texas Killing Fields provided generously of inspiration for the "True Detective" concept. See more »

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When the detectives find Little Ann in the killing fields she is bound both hand and foot. Detective Souder cuts the rope binding her feet, but not her hands. Detective Heigh picks her up with her hands still tied, but in the next scene her hands are free. 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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Pure Bred and Country Fed
Written by Mark Ham
Performed by Mark Ham and Michael Brymer
Licensed by Arrangement with Markamstreetpublishing
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outstanding
25 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dark, but a truthful portrait of a culture of violence against women. Beautifully shot and acted. May be too difficult of your average viewer....but those with an appreciation for cinema will not regret making sure they see this. Ami Mann shows that talent runs in the family...though this is probably better than anything her father ever did.The story is loosely based on a series of killings in a corner of the Texas oil fields. The plot is not the essential feature however, but the characters and the sense of a culture....much like No Country for Old Men. Worthington has never been this convincing, and the same for Chastain. But all the minor roles are astoundingly well cast and acted. Again, probably not for everyone, but this is the sort of dark noir that US directors have stopped making.


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