5.7/10
1,246
26 user 14 critic

The Suspect (2013)

Trailer
1:50 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Two African American social scientists pose as bank robbers in an effort to understand the racial dynamics of small-town law enforcement. However, their experiment takes an unplanned, deadly turn.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
Reviews
6 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Suspect (2013)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Dong-chul is the best field agent in North Korea until he is abandoned during a mission, his wife and daughter murdered. Hunted and on the run, torn between grief and vengeance, his revenge mission begin.

Director: Shin-yeon Won
Stars: Yoo Gong, Jae-yoon Jo, Sung-ha Jo
Gun Hill (TV Movie 2011)
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A pair of twins take opposing paths: one is a cop and the other a con man. Until the night one is killed and his brother assumes his identity.

Director: Reggie Rock Bythewood
Stars: Larenz Tate, Mark Parra, Michael Aronov
Streets I (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A musical talented young woman hangs out with a tough crew and gets caught up in a murder investigated by her mom.

Director: Jamal Hill
Stars: Nafessa Williams, Meek Mill, Marvin Warner
Supremacy I (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A just paroled white neo-nazi and his ruthless girlfriend kill a cop and take an African American family hostage. Meanwhile the supremacist leader who oversees his criminal empire from behind bars, is not happy. Inspired by real events.

Director: Deon Taylor
Stars: Joe Anderson, Dawn Olivieri, Derek Luke
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

How tenuous is man's hold on civilization when survival becomes an issue? When the lights go out and stay out for several days, suburbanites Matthew and Annie learn the hard way that man is... See full summary »

Director: David Koepp
Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Elisabeth Shue, Dermot Mulroney
Shadow People II (2013)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A radio talk show host unravels a conspiracy about encounters with mysterious beings known as The Shadow People and their role in the unexplained deaths of several hundred victims in the 1980s.

Director: Matthew Arnold
Stars: Dallas Roberts, Alison Eastwood, Anne Dudek
First Response (TV Movie 2015)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A gunman forces a paramedic to drive an ambulance, while his partner treats the man's injured brother.

Director: Philippe Gagnon
Stars: Dania Ramirez, Kristopher Turner, Joris Jarsky
Rise IX (2014)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Rise is a true story about a young nurse falsely accused of rape. Stripped of his career and his freedom, Will is forced to survive maximum security jail. The film centers on an unlikely ... See full summary »

Director: Mack Lindon
Stars: Nathan Wilson, Martin Sacks, Marty Rhone
Standing Up II (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two kids befriend each other after being left stripped nude in a lake as the victims of an immature summer camp prank. They run away from camp and for three days learn more about each other than they've ever known before.

Director: D.J. Caruso
Stars: Chandler Canterbury, Annalise Basso, Radha Mitchell
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
Sheriff Dixon
...
...
Deputy Riley
...
Polaski Sheriff
...
Shannon
...
Heather
...
Meredith
Luke Robertson ...
Printer
...
Motel Receptionist
...
Truck Driver (as Denny Bess)
...
Truck Driver's Girlfriend
...
Cashier
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
First Polaski Cop
Mary Jo Barthmaier ...
Voice of Mrs. Noble
Edit

Storyline

Two African American social scientists pose as bank robbers in an effort to understand the racial dynamics of small-town law enforcement. However, their experiment takes an unplanned, deadly turn.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Nothing is black and white.

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 January 2014 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

(at around 7 mins) The deputy pops the button on his holster. You can see it is a plastic gun from the mold marks running down the center of the fake gun. See more »

Connections

Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.64 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Black Bird Day
Written by Stephen Coates
Performed by The Real Tuesday Weld
Produced by The Clerkenwell Kid
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Interesting and unpredictable thriller with racial issues
21 February 2014 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

A perfect start to a film is watching landscapes and the introduction to a venue, while listening to a radio updating you. In seconds you are put into the situation. A small town has just experienced a bank robbery. And a sheriff of a completely white small town leaves the police car to start an interrogation of a black man which is suspected of the robbery. Simply great, and a great start of the film.

I like a film that is different, and this is very original both in the storytelling and in the plot. I was engaged in the story all the way through, though it's a little bit confusing. There's even some flash backs to help you understand. By no way perfect, but still interesting and engaging. On a large budget this would have potential to be a large hit.

William Sadler is great as the sheriff, as is Mekhi Phifer as the suspect. It's a low budget production but they have made the best out of it. Talented film making by first time offender Stuart Connelly! Go see it!


9 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The story lines tell to much Cassandra_Love
Discuss The Suspect (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?