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The Tall Man -- Something had come to Cold Rock that was taking the children. Something much worse than the closing of a mine. Something so menacing, so terrifying, that the people finally gave it a name.
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.
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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 & 4 nominations See more »
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Great Thought Provoking, Not what you would expect, this is not a horror movie. See more (184 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:
Francisco de Borja De la Bella ... FBI Agent (uncredited)
Derek J. Finnik ... FBI Agent (uncredited)
Louis Thevenon ... Man at the Diner (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
Natalie Cosco .... makeup department head
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
Stacey Caldwell .... assistant property master
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
Christopher Pottruff .... painter
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
Casting Department
Amy Bohigian .... extras casting
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
Pietro Gallo .... on-line 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
Darcy Alexander Hula .... continuity trainee
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
Jack Watts .... dvd author
John Wittmayer .... location manager
Garth Yakymyk .... first assistant accountant: Regina
Bonnie Timmermann .... special thanks

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Rated R for violence and terror, and for language
106 min
Color | Color (HDCAM)
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Did You Know?

Based on the slenderman legendSee more »
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.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Viande d'origine française (2009) (TV)See more »


Is 'The Tall Man' based on the tall man from 'Marble Hornets'?
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58 out of 74 people found the following review useful.
Great Thought Provoking, Not what you would expect, this is not a horror movie., 21 October 2012
Author: tony r from United States

i really don't write reviews a lot but i felt i would give this movie a boost on positive ratings because it deserves better than a 6. At minimum it deserves 7.5, but for me i give it a 10. I liked the direction of the movie, scenery, and the storyline. Movies nowadays are so predictable but this one isn't at all. i think the director was clever in the way they made it. It makes you think about the world we live in and i like movies like this that make you think. This movie i totally could not predict it and i usually figure a movie out within 30 minutes of watching it but not this one. You have to watch it all the way thru. The movie has a major twist towards the last 40 minutes of the movie. The way it was kinda marketed i was expecting a horror movie and i decided to watch it just because i couldn't find nothing else and it turned out to be a good little gem. I could see how it could make someone mad if they are expecting a horror movie but this movie is more of a thriller/drama that starts off with what looks like it would be a horror element. They only used the horror element initially to pull you into the movie to pay attention to the story. As you progress thru the movie you realize its has a much deeper storyline. Anyway I say give the movie a chance, this definitely goes down as one of the movies i like enough to add to my collection and i recommend it.

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