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Deadline (2012)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 13 April 2012 (USA)
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The murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama has gone unpunished, unsolved and uninvestigated for almost twenty years. But that changes when Nashville Times reporter Matt Harper... See full summary »

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Matt Harper
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Ronnie Bullock
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Delana Calhoun
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Trey Hall
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Mary Pell Sampson
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Walker Burns
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Lucas Harper (as J.D. Souther)
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Reverend Young
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Judge Buchanan
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Everett Hall
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Billy 'Possum' Baker
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Olen Perringer Jr.
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Max McCallum
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Warren Baxter
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The murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama has gone unpunished, unsolved and uninvestigated for almost twenty years. But that changes when Nashville Times reporter Matt Harper meets an idealistic blue blood bent on discovering the truth. Harper undertakes the investigation despite the opposition of his publisher, violent threats from mysterious forces, a break-up with his fiancee and his father's cancer diagnosis. Deadline is a story of murder, family, race, and of redemption - for a small Southern town and for Matt Harper. Written by Mark Ethridge

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Uninvestigated, unsolved and unpunished. Until now.


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Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic material
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Yes, it is that bad.
21 July 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

As fellow reviewer "clashjam" pointed out, the previous (very positive) reviews surely must have been posted by people involved with this film. To compare this movie to "A Time To Kill" is only accurate in that they both cover a similar topic. That's where the similarities end.

The acting is appalling with the exception of a few minor characters who are given so little screen time that they didn't have a chance to be as horrible as everyone else.

The soundtrack/score is so painfully bad I have to believe that the musicians are related to someone involved in its development or funding. Or, the musicians helped fund the movie on the condition that their music was used.

If you haven't seen the movie "A Time To Kill" - watch it instead. If you have seen "A Time To Kill" - watch it again, instead.

I gave the movie two stars instead of 1 because Eric Roberts did have a few funny lines. I would have given it one star if zero was an option.


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