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The Tall Man (2012)

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When her child goes missing, a mother looks to unravel the legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children.

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1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »
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Storyline

This film is about a legend that has been started by the town folk of Cold Rock. Since the children in the town have been going missing, people have said it's an entity known as 'The Tall Man' who has been taking them. Julia Denning (Jssica Biel) is the local nurse whose husband died years earlier. She is soon personally involved as her child is taken. She tries to track down where the child is taken, but finds that there's more to what's happening than she knew. The towns-folk start to turn on her and the truth comes out. But there's still more to the story - who is 'The Tall Man'? And what is the truth behind the disappearances? Written by U.N. Owen

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Fear Takes a New Shape


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Rated R for violence and terror, and for language | See all certifications »

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5 September 2012 (France)  »

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In the Shadow of the Tall Man  »

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$18,200,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Jessica Biel Also worked on Texas chainsaw Massacre with actor Andrew Bryniarski, who plays the character Leatherface (a tall man that kidnaps people). Actor Andrew Bryniarski is 6'5, making him the tallest actor in the Texas chainsaw Massacre movie. See more »

Goofs

When the sheriff arrives at the building with Julia in the back seat, she manages to escape from the car by easily opening it from the inside. Today's police cars are designed so that the suspect cannot escape regardless of whether or not the door is locked or unlocked; in such a way her the door can only be opened from the outside. See more »

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[first lines]
Sheriff Chestnut: Not a single thing.
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Connections

Referenced in Viande d'origine française (2009) See more »

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Loved it
1 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

I thought this was a great film. There were so many twists that it kept me engrossed from beginning to end.

I had read the other reviews so I realised it was not a horror (and it's not)it is more of a psychological thriller, but since I personally prefer suspense type films anyway it was a plus for me! The acting was superb, the characters all believable and as the twists kept coming it just got better and better.

If you want to see a good, entertaining thriller with lots of suspense then this is definitely one for you. If you want blood and lots of gore then don't bother.

As for me, I loved it.


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