IMDb > The Tall Man (2012)
The Tall Man
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

The Tall Man (2012) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 9 | slideshow) Videos (see all 3)
The Tall Man -- In an isolated mining town, a nurse and mother goes on a frantic search for her son, David, who might be the newest victim of the Tall Man, a mysterious entity thought by locals to abduct children.
The Tall Man -- Trailer for The Tall Man


User Rating:
6.0/10   26,583 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 7% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Pascal Laugier (written by)
View company contact information for The Tall Man on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
5 September 2012 (France) See more »
Fear Takes a New Shape
When her child goes missing, a mother looks to unravel the legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
3 wins & 3 nominations See more »
(369 articles)
User Reviews:
Courageous, splendidly acted psychological thriller See more (174 total) »


  (in credits order)

Jessica Biel ... Julia Denning

Jodelle Ferland ... Jenny

Stephen McHattie ... Lieutenant Dodd

William B. Davis ... Sheriff Chestnut

Samantha Ferris ... Tracy
Colleen Wheeler ... Mrs. Johnson

Eve Harlow ... Christine
Janet Wright ... Trish
Ferne Downey ... Lady / Mrs. Parker Leigh
John Mann ... Douglas

Teach Grant ... Steven

Garwin Sanford ... Robert

Jakob Davies ... David
Lucas Myers ... Deputy Campbell
Pat Henman ... Nurse at police Infirmary

Katherine Ramdeen ... Carol
Alicia Gray ... Young Mother #3

G. Michael Gray ... Young Father #2
Georgia Swedish ... Mrs. Ashcroft
Jenna Gatschene ... Waitress at Diner
Priya Lily Campbell ... Tiffany
John Ryan ... Prison Guard
Kevin DeWalt ... Prison Guard #2
Melissa Gibson ... Female Guard
Melissa Patenaude ... Inmate #1
Michele Mungall ... Inmate #2
Jacqueline Eggie ... Inmate #3
Angela Stott ... Inmate #4
Ricardo Hubbs ... Tall Cook

Rene Mousseux ... Silhouette
Josh Strait ... Anonymous Voice #1

Jodi Sadowsky ... David's New Mother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Derek J. Finnik ... FBI Agent (uncredited)

Directed by
Pascal Laugier 
Writing credits
Pascal Laugier (written by)

Produced by
Rhonda Baker .... line producer
Jessica Biel .... executive producer
David Cormican .... executive producer
Gerard Damaer .... executive producer
Thierry Desmichelle .... executive producer
Kevin DeWalt .... producer
Lisa Donahue .... executive producer
Becki Hui .... associate producer
Scott Kennedy .... producer
Jean-Charles Levy .... producer
Nicolas Manuel .... executive producer
Clément Miserez .... producer
Mark Montague .... executive producer
Martin Mölsted .... associate producer
Olivier Piasentin .... executive producer
Steven Schneider .... executive producer
Lionel Uzan .... executive producer
Matthieu Warter .... executive producer
Frank White .... executive producer
Original Music by
Todd Bryanton 
Cinematography by
Kamal Derkaoui (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Sébastien Prangère 
Casting by
Carmen Kotyk 
Production Design by
Jean-Andre Carriere 
Set Decoration by
Sydney Sharpe (key set decorator)
Costume Design by
Angus Strathie 
Makeup Department
Zabrina Matiru .... key makeup artist
Michael Nickiforek .... mold maker
Bill Terezakis .... puppet dog head designer
Production Management
Andrea Baker-Fraser .... unit manager
Heather Malek .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bobby Bastarache .... first assistant director
Matthew Bessel .... daily assistant director
Matthew Bessel .... on-set assistant director
Veronique Kahler .... additional trainee assistant director
Paula S. Kyan .... third assistant director
Andrew Niiranen .... trainee assistant director
Danny Nowak .... second unit director
Shayne Putzlocher .... first assistant director: second unit
Daniel Redenbach .... third assistant director: Regina
Riley Walsh .... first assistant director: second unit
Riley Walsh .... second assistant director
Art Department
Bruno Baronet .... assistant art director
Johanna de Vries .... lead scenic painter
Joseph Gagné .... assistant art director
Crystal Husum .... co-lead scenic
Deborah Burns Johnson .... graphic designer
Mathieu Lauffray .... conceptual designer
Daniel McKay .... painter
Chris Nohel .... lead set decorator
Danny Scavuzzo .... construction coordinator
Anna Stefanska .... illustrator/notebook artist
Asuka Sugiyama .... art department coordinator
Jordy Wihak .... co-property master
Maurice Roy .... graphic artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Thibault Arnold .... music editor
Thibault Arnold .... sound mastering engineer
Matt Dawson .... adr mixer
Steven Ghouti .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Lesachet .... dialogue editor
Vincent Mauduit .... sound editor
Colin McLellan .... adr recordist
Olivier Ranquet .... additional sound design
Roger Roscoe .... boom operator
Warren St. Onge .... sound mixer
Gregory Vincent .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Stephen Knight .... special effects first assistant
Paul Noël .... special effects coordinator
Jay Robertson .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
David Alexander .... CG artist: Switch VFX
Kemal Ally .... CG artist: Switch VFX
Patrick Andre .... visual effects producer: Bluefilmproduction
Jun Asido .... it: Switch VFX
Daniel Beaulieu .... visual effects editor: Red Hat Studios
Jon Campfens .... visual effects supervisor: Switch VFX
Peter Denomme .... vfx producer: Switch VFX
Philippe Garnier .... visual effects producer: Bluefilmproduction
Gudrun Heinze .... digital compositor: Switch VFX
Colin Hubick .... visual effects supervisor: Minds Eye Entertainment Ltd.
Richard Jasdadt .... visual effects editor: Red Hat Studios
Jimmy Kounios .... visual effects editor: Red Hat Studios
Nicolas Lim .... visual effects supervisor: Bluefilmproduction
Jef Lonn .... digital compositor: Switch VFX
Beau Parsons .... visual effects coordinator: Switch VFX
Brandon Rogers .... CG artist: Switch VFX
Celine Sene .... visual effects supervisor: Bluefilmproduction
Joel Skeete .... digital compositor: Switch VFX
Andrew Smith .... cg modeler: Switch VFX
Laurent Srey .... flame artist: Bluefilmproduction
Marie-Eve Boudreau .... stunt double
Janene Carleton .... stunt double: Jessica Biel
Gaëlle Cohen .... stunt coordinator
Monique Ganderton .... stunt double: Colleen Wheeler
Lauren Gibson .... stunt double
Rene Mousseux .... stunt co-coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Dustin Allen .... best boy lighting
Maya Batten-Young .... lighting technician
Chad Biesenthal .... best boy grip
Latif Cavanaugh .... a dolly grip
Meghan Cosenzo .... d.i.t.
Thibault Grabherr .... poster photographer
Thibault Grabherr .... still photographer
Rob Hillstead .... lighting technician
Norbert Kaluza .... camera operator: "a" camera
Norbert Kaluza .... steadicam operator
Peter La Rocque .... gaffer
Robin Lindala .... first assistant camera
Kyle Mrazek .... lighting technician
Danny Nowak .... director of photography: Second Unit
Rob Parrell .... key grip
John Trapman .... aerial director of photography
Rob Wood .... first assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christina Barry .... costume supervisor
Michael Mew .... assistant costume designer
Mia Shields .... additional wardrobe
Editorial Department
Pierre-Victor Bainier .... assistant editor
Denis Bedlow .... assistant editor
Sébastien de Sainte Croix .... additional editor
Kevin Downer .... assistant digital intermediate editor
Aurélien Manya .... making-of editor
Dave Muscat .... digital intermediate assistant editor
Music Department
George Acogny .... music supervisor
Wolfgang Amadeus .... scoring mixer
Joel Douek .... composer: additional music
Jonathan Timpe .... music programmer: score
Transportation Department
Douglas Arsenault .... driver: cast
Gerard Damaer .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Carol Bailey .... assistant accountant
Barbara Barnes .... assistant production coordinator
Bob Bedard .... head chef
Matthew Bessel .... production assistant
Dawn Bird .... craft service assistant
Richelle Bourgoin .... unit publicist
Steve Byrd .... legal team: Loeb & Loeb LLP
Jane Davidson .... assistant accountant
Jennifer Gay .... translator
Stephanie Hamilton .... production assistant
Steven Hearn .... assistant location manager
Colin Hubick .... technical director
Paul Jasper .... animal coordinator
Doug Leaf .... head animal trainer
Bonita Mackay-Larson .... accounting clerk
Nathan Mosewich .... location manager: reshoots
Mark O'Connell .... social media manager
Delina Pierre .... script supervisor
Chris Shearman .... production assistant
Craig Stapleton .... production accountant
Lisa Warren .... assistant accountant
John Wittmayer .... location manager
Garth Yakymyk .... first assistant accountant: Regina
Bonnie Timmermann .... special thanks

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for violence and terror, and for language
USA:106 min
Color | Color (HDCAM)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Factual errors: 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 »
[first lines]
Sheriff Chestnut:Not a single thing.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Viande d'origine française (2009) (TV)See more »


Is 'The Tall Man' based on the tall man from 'Marble Hornets'?
See more »
39 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
Courageous, splendidly acted psychological thriller, 2 October 2012
Author: mollidew from United States

This is one of the best movies in its genre I have seen in a long time. It really leaves you astounded by the actual reality of what the movie is trying to convey. People are right, this is not a horror flick. It was put together brilliantly and keeps you wondering what is going on until the very end of the movie. I didn't think the ending was mushy but very poignant. What this movie showed leaves one wondering about society and what we have become. It is a very dark and melancholy type of movie that rises from the depths of despair and gives one hope for a better future. I would say more but it is essential this movie is watched without knowing the storyline completely. I wholeheartedly recommend watching this film. You will sit awhile and really think about it. It's about people and survival and not exactly about women and I personally did not find it offensive as someone suggested. Watch it and decide for yourself.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (174 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Tall Man (2012)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Unsure of how this is a 'truly awful movie'... lukeholmes549
Synopsis with fake info is not a way you create a twist Shalotka
This fails for me because.... petejensko
Definitive proof that Pascal Laugier is the best at what he does. mogonk
Quite a convoluted mess.... radiokaraoke
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
An American Haunting The Woods Have Eyes Bell Witch Haunting Cropsey The Pit
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Crime section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.