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Scott Kane (Drew Fuller), a man with a checkered past is trying to live a clean life. When his son Owen falls ill... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Drew Fuller ... Scott Kane

Ethan Embry ... Jace Olsen

William Devane ... Thompson

William Atherton ... Daniel Morgan

Whitney Able ... Anna Kane

Eve Mauro ... Wendy Olsen

Paul Rae ... Jeremy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Trisha Adams ... Monica
Scott Beringer ... Max Godling (as Scott Clark Beringer)
Bernie Diamond ... Charlie

Chantel Flanders ... Teri

Chris Gann ... Officer
Marc Haddock ... Doctor

Tod Huntington ... Greenie

Jakki Jandrell ... Liz (as Jackie Jandrell)
Charles Jones ... Foreman

Anita Lugliani ... Jeanette
Lucas Millhouse ... Driver
Ethan Mouser ... Owen
Leanna Pareja ... Nurse
Greg Picard ... FBI Agent

David Quane ... Detective
Rand Sieger ... Mikey

Adam G. Simon ... Cop (as Adam Simon)
Kevin Westenskow ... Dobson

Lonzo Liggins ... Doctor (uncredited)

Cathleen Mason ... Wendy's Mom (uncredited)

Directed by
Benjamin Gourley  (as Ben Gourley)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Benjamin Gourley  (as Ben Gourley)

Produced by
Jonathan Downs .... producer
T.R. Gourley .... executive producer
David M. Wulf .... producer
Original Music by
Jason Livesay 
Cinematography by
Ty Arnold 
Film Editing by
Matt Sweat 
Production Design by
Kee Miller 
Art Direction by
Jonas Sappington 
Costume Design by
Anne Rose 
Makeup Department
Dallin James .... key hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rogelio Castillo .... second second assistant director
C.J. Ferrari .... second assistant director
Marie Taurasi .... first assistant director
Art Department
Bruce Wing .... property master
Sound Department
Jason Altshuler .... sound supervisor
Gunnard Doboze .... sound editor
Luna Grace .... dialogue editor
Matt Gurgol .... adr editor
Marisa Kelley .... sound mixer
James Leavitt .... boom operator
Greg Picard .... boom operator
John Warrin .... sound re-recording mixer
John Warrin .... supervising sound editor
Frank L. Bare II .... stunt coordinator
Peter Epstein .... stunts
Brian Finn .... stunt double
Chris Gann .... stunt coordinator
Brad Jessey .... stunts
Chris Nielsen .... stunt double
Katie Sciuto .... stunt double
Chester E. Tripp III .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Kurtis Burr .... first assistant camera
Benjamin Hunt .... b-camera operator
Kelly Klindt .... key grip
Tennille Olsen .... second assistant camera
Charles Unice .... grip
Peter Weiland .... electrician
Wayne Wulfenstein .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Matt Sweat .... assistant editor
J. Micah Woodard .... additional editing (as Micah Woodard)
Music Department
Jason Altshuler .... music editor
Jason Altshuler .... music supervisor
Jason Altshuler .... soundtrack by
Rian Borland .... music coordinator
Transportation Department
Seth Wulf .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Kristin Ludwin .... script supervisor
Jordan Rasmussen .... production assistant
Heather Toone .... assistant production coordinator

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Rated R for violence and some language
86 min
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5 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A man gets played after turning to crime to raise money for his sick son., 11 September 2011
Author: Paul Grant from Chicago, Illinois

The good:

1. Very good opening scene, followed by a good second scene that doesn't follow from the first, but fills in some missing earlier information. Then the third scene actual begins telling the story. This revealing through layers works well for the film and sets things going at a good pace with action and intrigue.

2. There is some good acting in this movie. Ethan Embry's performance as a cop is excellent. William Devane playing an older, smart and crafty FBI agent, other than a couple bad lines, was also very good. My favorite was the small role by the young son played by Ethan Mouser.

The bad:

1. There is some not so good acting in this movie. In general the film lacks emotional development by the key actors, and has some really flat lines.

The main character, played by Drew Fuller, seems always and unrealistically somber (even when he is making love in the shower with his very attractive wife, played by Whitney Able.) Note that not everyone will agree of my assessment: Fuller was awarded 'Best Actor' at the San Diego Film Festival for this role.

I also didn't like the role of the villain played by William Devane, I thought it was an underdeveloped character that lacked credibility. The initial setup for the character had potential that seems to have been given up on. Even the setting where we encounter the villain changed from potentially interesting to a place totally uninteresting and incongruent.

2. The plot was predictable despite it's creative telling. Certain key connections in the movie are left hanging. And the end was not fulfilling.

The title of the movie 'The Kane Files: Life of Trial' - doesn't really make sense. It could make sense, if at the end we were lead to believe that the story continues, and like the overlapping beginning- that the story we have just watched is only a past part of an existing story that is still going on now, and one that might be revealed in a future 'episode'.

3. This movie shares the basic plot premise to the 2002 film 'John Q', starring Denzel Washington, in which parents are are similarly confronted with an inability to pay for their child who needs a heart transplant. In 'John Q', the desperate situation leads the father to also commit a crime. In that movie the father of the sick boy holds the doctor and others at the hospitable hostage. Side by side, 'Johny Q' verses 'The Kane Files'- 'Johny Q' comes out as a better all around film.

Bottom line: Decent watchable action movie.

I think a better, and or more experienced director would have gotten a lot more from the script.

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