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Texas Killing Fields (2011)

R  |   |  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.



(as Donald F. Ferrarone)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Heigh
Lucie Sliger
Corie Berkemeyer ...
Shauna Kittredge
Trenton Perez ...
White Kid (as Trenton Ryan Perez)
Mrs. Kittredge (as Maureen A. Brennan)
Captain Bender
Eugene (as James Hébert)
DPS Officer


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

14 October 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Fields  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$45,282 (USA) (11 November 2011)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


In the opening shot(s) of the abandoned car, the silhouette of the steady-cam operators is seen on the pavement right after we see the car interior. See more »


[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 »


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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Underutilisation of a great cast.
26 November 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

With a great cast list, I jumped at this film with enthusiasm. This was met with a complete underutilisation of some of my favourite actors. For what it was Jeffrey Dean Morgan played his limited role well, Sam Worthing over acted his role making him less convincing and Chloe Moretz was vastly underused.

The plot is difficult to follow and some scenes seem completely unnecessary and others feel as though there needs to be more detail. The story overall suffers from a lack of telling and too much showing. The main plot itself was rather predicable and ultimately let me shaking my head in disapproval. Putting this aside there were some parts of the film that made it interesting and the overall story was good in premise.

I suppose I don't want to hate this film, because it has so much potential. It left me feeling disappointed, but as a point of reference of something done badly that could be brilliant, this is the perfect case.

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