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Meskada -- Small-town detective Noah Cordin looks to solve a juvenile homicide that occurred during a home burglary in his affluent town of Hilliard. The boy's mother, a powerful local woman, and the entire township rallies together in solidarity in an effort to find the killers.
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Release Date:
3 December 2010 (USA) See more »
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Some crimes find their criminals
Plot:
Passions run high when hope for a economically strapped town seems blocked by the investigation of a murdered kid, son of a county commissioner. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Nick Stahl ... Noah Cordin

Rachel Nichols ... Leslie Spencer

Kellan Lutz ... Eddie Arlinger

Jonathan Tucker ... Shane Loakin

Grace Gummer ... Nat Collins

James McCaffrey ... Billy Burns

Laura Benanti ... Allison Connor

Norman Reedus ... Dennis Burrows

Michael Cerveris ... Terrence Lindy

Michael Sirow ... Daniel Hartfield

Rebecca Henderson ... Lyla Burrows

Kerry Bishé ... Emily Cordin

Charlie Tahan ... Keith Burrows

J.D. Rosen ... Carl Everson

Max Antisell ... Zack Cordin

Kathy Searle ... Jane Hartfield

David Aaron Baker ... DA Russ Winston
Johnny Hopkins ... Chris Ainslie
Michael Goodin ... Meth Head 1
Jonathan Whitcup ... Commissioner Jerry Collum
Greg Sealy ... Sheriff Tom Bowen
Eric Martin ... Ronald Harlin
Shawn Rice ... Officer 1
Terry McGee ... Commissioner 1
Bridget Bujke ... Woman 1
Jen Gatien ... Anchor Woman

Rachel Heller ... Field Reporter
Douglas Mayer ... Officer 2
Jenny Parsinen ... Bar Local
Kyle Stein ... Kid at Fair 1
Dylan Stein ... Kid at Fair 2
Erin Brooke Stein ... Kid at Fair 3
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cabrina Collesides ... Girl at fair (uncredited)

Anne Clare Gibbons-Brown ... Town Meeting Protester (uncredited)
Jason Herman ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Kirk LaSalle ... Park Ranger (uncredited)
Terry McKenna ... Bar Local (uncredited)
Barbara Sebring-Forman ... Woman in bar (uncredited)

Wesley Tunison ... Caswell Citizen (uncredited)

Directed by
Josh Sternfeld 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Josh Sternfeld 

Produced by
Sig De Miguel .... executive producer
Jen Gatien .... producer
Michael Goodin .... producer
Jay Kubassek .... producer
Shawn Rice .... producer
Ron Stein .... producer
Kamen Velkovsky .... line producer
Stephen Vincent .... executive producer
David D. Wasserman .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Lee Curreri 
Steve Weisberg 
 
Cinematography by
Daniel D. Sariano 
 
Film Editing by
Phyllis Housen 
 
Casting by
Sig De Miguel 
Stephen Vincent 
 
Production Design by
Jack Ryan 
 
Art Direction by
Lisa Myers 
 
Set Decoration by
Shawn Annabel 
 
Costume Design by
Amy Lynn Zwart  (as Amy Kramer)
 
Makeup Department
Cynthia O'Rourke .... additional makeup artist
Crystal Soveroski .... additional makeup artist
Crystal Soveroski .... makeup artist
Chansopheak Tong .... key hair stylist
Stephanie Wise .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Jerome Thelia .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniel Lugo .... second second assistant director
Shawn Rice .... first assistant director
Jeff Smith .... third assistant director
Melinda Ziyadat .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Phil Dorling .... property master
Richie Mantey .... art production assistant
 
Sound Department
Michael Barrett .... re-recording mixer
Sean Corrigan .... boom operator
Matt Perry Thomas .... sound mixer
 
Stunts
Michael Goodin .... stunt driver
John Schuman .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chad Battinelli .... key grip
Henry Chen .... technician: Red camera
Joe Cicchesi .... second assistant camera
Matthew Cryan .... best boy grip
Corey Eisenstein .... lighting technician
Christopher Hamilton .... best boy electric
Brian Harnick .... gaffer
Marcos Herrera .... additional first assistant camera
Hunter Herrick .... grip
John Hudak Jr. .... electrician
Olivia Kuan .... additional electric
Steve Marinconz .... additional electric
Bert Montanari .... swing grip
Aileen Taylor .... first assistant camera (as Aileen Goodin)
Brian Yost .... grip
Greta Zozula .... additional best boy grip
 
Animation Department
Adam Deniston .... titles and credits animator
 
Casting Department
Mackenzie Luzzi .... extras casting
John Ort .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Megan Sanders .... wardrobe supervisor
Heather Wildenberger .... on-set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Jerome Thelia .... colorist
Yoav Yerushalmi .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Rachel Fox .... music clearances
Hal Willner .... musical director
 
Other crew
Adam Asher .... production assistant
Allen Austin .... location manager
Andrea Boglioli .... production assistant
Brennan Brooks .... production assistant
Jake Cartledge .... production assistant
Joe Castle .... production assistant
Amy Crowdis .... production coordinator
Rainer Ferrel .... production assistant
Mariah Breitel Hembree .... post script services (as Mariah Breitel)
Haywood Irvis .... production assistant
Ben Kaiser .... production assistant (as Benjamin Kaiser)
Jared Kasanofsky .... production assistant
Ben Katz .... production assistant
Cristina Larosa .... production intern
Will Mahr .... production assistant
Tom Maloney .... key production assistant
Douglas Mayer .... assistant armorer
Daniel McInerney .... production assistant
Tansy Michaud .... production intern
Andrea Nero .... craft service
Tom O'Hare .... production assistant
Martin Reeder Mayo .... production assistant
Michael Regan .... location assistant
Stacy Rowe .... script supervisor
John Schuman .... senior armorer
Innes Smolansky .... legal services
Sarah Sullivan .... production intern
Lisa Thomas .... production assistant
Kayla Ward .... production intern
Alex Warjabedian .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Andrea Chung .... very special thanks
Tyler Kwon .... very special thanks
Peter Schober .... very special thanks
 

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Rated R for language, some violence and a scene of sexuality
Runtime:
98 min
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Singapore:M18 | South Korea:15 | USA:R (certificate #46478)
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Errors in geography: Meskada County is supposedly a fictitious county in a Midwestern U.S. state (probably bordering Ohio), yet an apology letter addressed to the fictitious city of Hilliard incorrectly cites a Canadian province abbreviation (MB for Manitoba) with the fictitious U.S. postal code 21243. Even if the movie were theoretically set in Manitoba, the postal code format is wrong for a Canadian province--U.S. ZIP codes are generally 5 digits (like the 21243 example), whereas Canadian postal codes are 6 alphanumeric characters (example: one of Winnipeg, MB's postal codes is R2C 1G6).See more »
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29 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
The Psychodynamics of Small Towns, 23 December 2010
Author: gradyharp from United States

Threads of the past weave through this interesting film about small town folks and their loyalties to each other when it comes to intervention from the outside - even to the defense of homicide. Josh Sternfeld wrote and directed this little thriller with a small cast of young actors who may just be more noticed after this dramatic effort.

Two boys - Eddie Arlinger (Kellan Lutz) and Shane Loakin (Jonathan Tucker) - drifters who go on the road to rob houses and sell their goods to pawn shops through their relationship with a bar girl (Grace Gummer, another of Meryl Streep's daughters) - accidentally kill a little boy during a robbery in Hilliard. The boy happens to be the son of a Meskada County Commissioner ( Laura Benati). Young small town detective Noah Cordin (Nick Stahl) and his new partner Leslie Spencer (Rachel Nichols) are brought in to solve the crime despite the fact that the town sheriff (Michael Sirow) and cohort (Michael Cerveris) think they can handle the matter themselves: much of the clash is bringing in an outside detective who grew up in a poor small town not far from Hilliard, viewed as interference. The local Bar owner Billy (James McCaffrey) and Shane's brother-in-law Dennis (Norman Reedus) fight to protect Eddie and Shane, but events occur that reveal the true identity of the killer after a showdown between the out of town detective and the townsfolk that come to grips with a situation no one wants to explore.

While the story leaves some gaping holes unresolved, the script does manage to capture the small town loyalties that often avoid reality. Adding the aspect of how the national economy is affecting the livelihood of small town residents heightens the tension. The young cast is very fine, especially the key performance by Jonathan Tucker. Heartthrob Kellan Lutz and Grace Gummer provide the sensual interest and Nick Stahl continues to impress as an actor on the ascent. Newcomer Michael Sirow is an actor to watch as is Grace Gummer. In all this is an entertaining film that has the courage to not 'make nice' the unsettling problems of backwoods small town ethics.

Grady Harp

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