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A college girl goes to a small town named Riddle, only to find her missing younger brother. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Elisabeth Harnois ... Holly Teller

Val Kilmer ... Sheriff Richards

Diora Baird ... Amber Richards

Ryan Malgarini ... Nathan Teller

William Sadler ... Western Man / Jack Abel

Bryan Lillis ... Matt Caldwell

Ben Bledsoe ... Cameron Bronson

Jack Erdie ... Disheveled Man / Gene Bristol
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robia Ablak ... Track Girl
Nicholas Angelou ... Hobo in Alley

Rick Applegate ... Mr. Blackburn
Donna Bednar ... Waitress
Timothy Breslin ... Hospital Administrator
Jim Brough ... Dad in Sheriff's Office
Casey Brown ... Social Worker
KatiAna Davis ... Female Riddle Child
Sean Derry ... Sam
John Duke ... Paramedic

Brandi Engel ... Michelle
Ryan Goimarac ... Gas Station Clerk
John Green ... Bobby Jennings
Janice Griffith ... Nurse
Agnes Herrmann ... Leanne
Jeff Hochendoner ... Mr. Walker
Evan Holzer ... Baby Nathan
James Howard ... Reporter

Annie Kitral ... Mrs. Morgan
Lauren Knox ... Paramedic
Tommy Lafitte ... Mr. Brody
Bill Laing ... Jersey Bowman
Carley Lenz ... Townie Girl
Wayne Leya ... Market Shopper
Kaitlyn Metzger ... Young Holly
Will Miller ... Prisoner in Window
Casey Monteverde ... Reporter
Nicholas Santino Morrison ... Boy in Sheriff's Office

Sharon Murray ... Sheriff's Office Receptionist
Dominique Nadik ... Track Girl

Bingo O'Malley ... Hal
Jarvis Powers ... Orderly

Joshua Elijah Reese ... Deputy Clark
Meredith Schmadel ... Mom in Sherriff's Office (as Merideth Schmodel)
Nathan Staso ... Male Riddle Child
Michael States ... Wretched Man in Alley
Rachel Vallozzi ... Goth Girl (as Rachel Vallozi)
Charles Van Eman ... Dave Teller
Jeff Vongs ... Reporter

Adrienne Wehr ... Gabby Teller
Tony Amen ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Zachary Bolen ... Student (uncredited)
Andrew G Buchan ... Market Patron #1 (uncredited)
Daniel Clayton ... High School Track Athlete (uncredited)

John W. Iwanonkiw ... Criminally Insane Inmate #5 (uncredited)
Jeffrey Jones ... Reporter (uncredited)

William Kania ... Criminally Insane Prisoner (uncredited)

David Dale McCue ... Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)

Phil Nardozzi ... Angry Mobster (uncredited)
Jackson Nunn ... Pool Player (uncredited)
Bryan Porter ... Gas Station Shopper (uncredited)
Tiffany Joy Williams ... Jessie (uncredited)

Directed by
John O. Hartman 
Nicholas Mross 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Brian Hartman  story
John O. Hartman  screenplay
Nicholas Mross  screenplay
Cole Stamm  story

Produced by
Phillip Glasser .... co-producer
Brian Hartman .... producer
Annie Loeffler .... line producer
Ashley Mross .... associate producer
Original Music by
Scott Glasgow 
Cinematography by
Jeff Garton 
Film Editing by
Nathan Innes (edited by)
Casting by
Roe Baker 
Production Design by
Lendie Lee 
Set Decoration by
Smith Harper Hutchings 
Costume Design by
Diane Collins 
Makeup Department
Nancy Keslar .... key hair stylist
Rachel Kick .... makeup department head
Karen Lovell .... hair department head
Marianne Skiba .... key makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jason Calabro .... second second assistant director
Kate Hennessy .... first assistant director: additional photography
David 'Yoko' Jose .... second assistant director
Steve Parys .... first assistant director
Kristin Trabucco .... second assistant director: additional photography
Cory Tucek .... second assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Greg Boggs .... construction foreman
Eugene Doyle .... set dresser
Joshua Hogan .... scenic charge
Thomas F. Kelly .... set decorations buyer
Jeff Lavezoli .... storyboard artist
Daniel McGuinness .... carpenter
Brandon A. Plonka .... greensman
Lance R. Walters .... leadman
Sound Department
Jason Abell .... post production coordinator
Chad Djubek .... boom operator
Matt D. Hall .... sound effects editor
Leobardo Ledon .... foley mixer
Michael J. McDonald .... re-recording mixer (as Michael McDonald)
Michael J. McDonald .... supervising sound editor (as Michael McDonald)
Lionel Montabord .... re-recording mixer
G.W. Pope III .... foley artist
G.W. Pope III .... foley editor
G.W. Pope III .... sound designer
G.W. Pope III .... sound effects editor
Amishjim Schulze .... boom operator
Brad Whitcanack .... sound effects editor/sound designer
Special Effects by
Greg Boggs .... special effects coordinator
Steve Tolin .... special effects makeup
Jason Trosky .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Kevin Fanning .... visual effects artist
Julie Fischer .... di producer
Bob Lowery .... visual effects executive producer: Dive
Ed Mendez .... compositing supervisor: DIVE
Ruben Rodas .... compositor
Craig Whitaker .... digital compositor
Pete Klein .... stunt double: Bryan Lillis
Jason Silvis .... stunt coordinator
Tiffany Joy Williams .... lead stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Curtis Abbott .... loader
Allan Barch .... electrician
Matthew Bulleri .... dolly grip: additional
Pat Dames .... best boy grip
Isaac Denair .... additional electrician
Bob Dodd .... electrician
Gregory L. Edwards .... key grip
Sean Edwards .... dolly grip
Tom Gleason .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Donald Klinefelter .... additional electrician
Josh Kubizne .... additional electrician
Brian S. Osmond .... camera operator: "a" camera
Brian S. Osmond .... steadicam operator
Donald Lee Rager .... still photographer
Eric Riedmann .... electrician
Amanda Rotzler .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Amishjim Schulze .... grip
Colin Sheehy .... second assistant camera
Terry Shirk .... electrician
Doug Stanczak .... key video assist
Adam Stevenson .... gaffer
Jon Thurner .... additional lighting technician
John E. Tremba .... grip
Jeff Vandermolen .... best boy electric
Don Yockey .... grip
Casting Department
Nancy Mosser .... local casting
Katie Shenot .... extras casting director
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Melanie Cargioli .... key costumer (as Melanie Marie Evans)
Drew Levinson .... wardrobe assistant
Stephanie Macdougall .... wardrobe assistant
Lindsay Mayfield .... costume pa
Lindsey Tervo-Clemmens .... key set costumer
Editorial Department
Bryan Baker .... digital intermediate editor
Rob Giglio .... colorist
Mark Longchamps .... on-line editor
Amanda Jane McBride .... post-production supervisor
Location Management
John Adkins .... assistant location manager
Eric Dilucente .... location manager
Dennis C. Miller Jr. .... location assistant
Blake Steigerwald .... location assistant
David H. 'Wino' Weinstein .... location scout
Music Department
Peter Fuchs .... scoring mixer
Vladimir Martinka .... music librarian
Tim Rodier .... orchestrator
Anoush Saboktakin .... music sound designer
Transportation Department
Stephen Hough .... transportation
Donald A. Kraus .... transportation coordinator
Patrick Richert .... driver
Other crew
Laura Barone .... assistant office production coordinator
Alyssa Batchelor .... key set production assistant
Jonathan Blackwell .... production assistant
Karen Bosma .... production coordinator
Nathan Bucar .... production assistant
Erika Canchola .... production attorney
Ciara D'Altorio .... set production assistant
Megan Graham .... script supervisor
Kristine Hayworth .... assistant to Val Kilmer (as Jamie Phillips)
Kate Hennessy .... key set pa: Additional Photography
Craig Lederman .... photo double/stand in: Ryan Malgarini
Craig Lederman .... set production assistant
Joe Marchelli .... production assistant
Amanda Jane McBride .... assistant to Mr. Hartman
Amanda Jane McBride .... production manager: second unit
Bryan Porter .... set production assistant
Elsa Ramo .... production attorney
Cory Tucek .... set production assistant
Mimi Wyeth .... production accountant
Robert Zubick .... production assistant

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Factual errors: The Western Pennsylvania Children and Youth Services report for Nathan shows his Date of Birth as September 17, 1998 but his Date Placed at Agency exactly 8 months PRIOR, on January 17, 1998.See more »
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23 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining Mystery Thriller, 24 February 2013
Author: stsinger from Boston, MA

"Riddle" is a fun thriller that catches your attention early and keeps it throughout. Elisabeth Harnois plays Holly, a high-school girl with a younger brother who suffers from Thompson's Disease. One day, he disappears and she is, of course, devastated.

Cut to three years later. She is back from college helping out with the Farmer's Market when she becomes convinced she has seen her missing brother. She follows the trail to the town of Riddle, which just happens to be the home town of the last two boys who saw her brother. Riddle looks to be a town on the door of Hell -- completely run down and sparsely populated. The major drawing point of the town seems to be the wonder of Nature that is Diora Baird, who is the daughter the less than helpful Sheriff (Val Kilmer). But Riddle also has secrets, and they are brought out into the open as Holly continues to dig where, as she is told, she doesn't belong.

Lots of good stuff here. The story moves quickly and briskly. Even though you'll probably guess the culprit early on (I did), there's enough ancillary mystery to make that OK. The early scenes prior to young Nate's disappearance are genuinely unsettling and make a couple of characters way more complex than they have a right to in a film like this. And finally, it's not surprising that Harnois and Baird are friends in real life -- they have an easy going, natural chemistry together that really helps drive the film forward.

Nothing classic here, guys, but better than a lot and definitely worth checking out.

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