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Release Date:
1 July 2011 (USA) See more »
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You can't escape the past!
Plot:
While investigating a series of murders, a homicide detective becomes the prime suspect when the FBI uncovers his close personal ties to all the victims. | Add synopsis »
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2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Ray Liotta ... Jack Verdon

Christian Slater ... Agent Vuckovitch

Ving Rhames ... Captain Langley

Gisele Fraga ... Ana Verdon

Sarah Ann Schultz ... Jenny Thames

Michael Rodrick ... John Lee

Melora Walters ... Agent Glover
Chris Leblanc ... Detective Soter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Raymond J. Barry ... Trent Verdon
Serena Caryl ... Rebecca
Trent A. Chastain ... Jack's newborn son
C.R. Clatworthy ... Thomas Lincoln
Wes Deitrick ... Sully

Cindy Dolenc ... Annie Locke

Alex Donnolo ... Young Jack - age 19

Tony Doupe ... Lynch

Kelly B. Eviston ... Coroner

Aaron Farb ... Michael Richards
Rachel Handler ... Body double
Nike Imoru ... Sarah Parker

Kent Kimball ... Detective

Michelle Krusiec ... Sung Li

Robert Sean Parker ... Cemetery Worker (as Sean Parker)
Dominic Salvatore ... Young Jack Verdon

Sali Sayler ... Lisa Lincoln
Adrienne Thommes ... Murder Victim
Vanessa Toll ... Ellie Nelson

Patrick Treadway ... Father Harlan
Scott Alan Berk ... Cop #2 (uncredited)
Trey Donner ... Coroner's Assistant (uncredited)
Aaron A. Fink ... Creep in Market (uncredited)
Aaron Kimling ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Kenny Parks Jr. ... Cafe Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Rich Cowan 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Steve Anderson  written by

Produced by
Steve Anderson .... producer
Rich Cowan .... producer
Marc Dahlstrom .... line producer
Howard Kerbel .... executive producer
Jason McKee .... producer (as Jason Mckee)
Richard Salvatore .... executive producer
Sarah Ann Schultz .... producer
Daniel Toll .... producer
Taye Voye .... producer
 
Original Music by
Pinar Toprak 
 
Cinematography by
Dan Heigh 
 
Film Editing by
Jason A. Payne 
 
Casting by
Nike Imoru 
 
Production Design by
Vincent DeFelice 
 
Set Decoration by
Dan Beyer 
 
Costume Design by
Lisa Caryl-Vukas  (as Lisa Caryl)
 
Makeup Department
Amy Bruscoe .... makeup artist
Emily Chisholm .... makeup artist
Trista Jordan .... makeup department head
Mike Meyers .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Juan A. Mas .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam C. Boyd .... second assistant director
Jared Briley .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Craig Binkley .... key armourer
Cdavid Hall-cottrill .... property master
Michael Ruby .... key scenic
Angela J. Smith .... lead
 
Sound Department
Aaron Breeden .... sound re-recording mixer
Aaron Breeden .... supervising sound editor
Adam Breeden .... foley artist
Adam Breeden .... sound editor
Jackie Johnson .... adr recordist
Mark McBryde .... adr mixer
Mark O'Russa .... boom operator
Mark O'Russa .... dialogue editor
Tom Taylor .... production sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Beau Crouch .... special effects props
James Pendleton .... special effects crew
Conor Wing .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Travis Berry .... visual effects artist
Jason McKee .... visual effects artist (as Jason Mckee)
Jason McKee .... visual effects supervisor (as Jason Mckee)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark L. Anderson .... b camera operator
Pat Ficek .... grip
Bryan Gosline .... set grip
Devin Greenman .... data wrangler
Nate Heyer .... best boy electric
Paul Mayne .... camera operator
Pete Moroz .... still photographer
Chris Purkiss .... lighting technician
Mike Vukas .... gaffer
Bob Webeck .... first assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alayna Caryl .... wardrobe supervisor
Rebecca Cook .... key costumer
Renae Meredith .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Travis Berry .... assistant editor
 
Transportation Department
Katie Dougherty .... driver: cast
Shannon Freeman .... driver: cast
Lance Hruza .... driver: honeywagon
Mike Kjolso .... transportation coordinator
Shawn Odom .... transportation captain
Jason Yarbrough .... driver: hair/makeup combo
 
Other crew
Phil Andrade .... location manager
Laurent Boyé .... international publicist (as Laurent Boye)
Brigid Carey .... production assistant
Bob Corff .... dialect coach
Cheryl Cowan .... script supervisor
Amanda M. Davis .... production assistant
Trey Donner .... key set production assistant
Aaron A. Fink .... production assistant
Amber Grunte .... production coordinator
Heidi Habib .... assistant production coordinator
Pete Moroz .... location manager
Justina Renoud .... craft service
Mary C. Rolfes .... production coordinator
Shay Smith .... intern
 

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Rated R for disturbing violent content, graphic nudity and language including sexual references
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92 min
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Interesting Cop Drama, 2 May 2012
Author: Bob_the_Hobo

Ray Liotta plays Jack Verdon, a Seattle cop investigating a string of brutal murders, with all the targets being women he's slept with in the past. Immediately a suspect, Jack has to tangle with FBI Agent Vuckovitch (Slater) work outside his job to catch the killer.

The script seems fairly straight-forward but it has a very compelling religious aspect that comes in when we meet the killer. I'm not spoiling anything by saying that we meet the killer fairly early on. His character is written in a way that kept me interested as to his intentions. I had a hard time believing Liotta's character would remember all the "100's" of women he'd slept with, but whatever. Verdon and the killer are definitely the strongest characters, though, with the Vuckovitch character being a constant strain.

Liotta, Slater, and Ving Rhames are the bankable stars advertised on the cover, but all three men could have switched roles and you would have had the same movie. For instance, if Slater played Verdon, Liotta the Police Captain, and Rhames the FBI Agent, or so on. All three do an adeqaute job, though Slater served more as comic relief than anything else. Liotta's wife is played by the gorgeous Giselle Fraga, whose beauty just about saves her flat acting. Michael Rodrick shows some real potential as the killer, his cold performance stood out from the supporting cast.

Cinematography caught the drizzly Washington weather perfectly, though as someone not a Seattle native, I was confused as why it was never really brought to light which river the title alluded to.

"The River Murders" makes for a nice day off or rainy day mystery movie to watch with some popcorn. I'd recommend it.

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