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Small Town Murder Songs (2010)

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A modern, gothic tale of crime and redemption about an aging police officer from a small Ontario Mennonite town who hides a violent past until a local murder upsets the calm of his newly reformed life.

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Rita
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Ava
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Walter
Vladimir Bondarenko ...
Deacon
Stephen Eric McIntyre ...
Steve (as Eric McIntyre)
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Sam
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Jim
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Washington
Trent McMullen ...
Officer Kevin
Erin Brandenburg ...
Officer Michelle
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Jenny
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Deb
Andrew Penner ...
Worker 1
Alan Penner ...
Worker 2
John Penner ...
John Penner
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Walter is the chief of police in a small Ontario town that has its first murder victim, an attractive young woman who is found naked on the shores of the nearby lake. The woman isn't local and while the Ontario Provincial Police have taken the lead in the investigation, Walter assists where he can. The town is mostly a close-knit Mennonite community and Walter has recently returned to his church. He is also trying to deal with his own temper that led to a violent incident some months before. As the young woman is identified, it becomes apparent that Walter's former love interest may be lying. Written by garykmcd

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Rated R for some violence, disturbing images, a scene of sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »
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22 September 2011 (Netherlands)  »

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Small Town Murder Scenes  »

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Opening Weekend:

$1,825 (USA) (3 June 2011)

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$30,858 (USA) (12 August 2011)
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Crime Drama -Character Driven
1 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I read the review posted that bashes this movie that review could not be more wrong. I just watched this movie and could not be more impressed.

This movie is very different from standard police fare, it is concerned with the characters in the story not just the crime drama.

If you hate what Michael Bay (Transformers director) movies, this is the movie for you. Characters should matter in a movie not special effects.

Canada, you should be very proud of this movie.

Hollywood take note. Your movies may make more money but they're not better.


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