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Black River (2001)

A writer visits a town that isn't what it appears to be.

Director:

Jeff Bleckner

Writers:

Daniel Taplitz (teleplay), Dean R. Koontz (novel) (as Dean Koontz)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jay Mohr ... Boyd 'Bo' Aikens
Lisa Edelstein ... Laura Crosby
Ann Cusack ... Mandy Pruell
Ron Canada ... Chief Salks
Bill Dow ... Thomas Pinkwater
Scott Hylands ... Richard Crunch
Dion Luther ... Charts
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Mayor Tom Thompson
Patricia Drake Patricia Drake ... Nancy Larshak
Ty Olsson ... Frank Yarley
Robert Moloney ... Sculptor
Betty Linde ... Elderly Woman
Frank C. Turner ... Farmer
Susan Bain Susan Bain ... Frannie Fineman
Fulvio Cecere ... Cop
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Storyline

A writer visits a town that isn't what it appears to be.

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Genres:

Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG for some violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black River - A város fogva tart See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

During the same scene, the camera's shadow is visible on the lower half of the mayor's face. See more »

Quotes

Laura Crosby: What're you doing here? I thought you were leaving early this morning.
Boyd 'Bo' Aikens: I'm having a little trouble getting out of town.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Generally impressed by the story line, but felt delivery was poor.
19 April 2003 | by kevin-tyeSee all my reviews

As a reader of Dean Koontzs' work I looked forward to seeing Black River (originally created as a mini-series but shown in the UK as a short movie). I have always found his work fast paced and well constructed, but I was a little disappointed with this offering as there seemed at times only a tenuous link running through the plot. To me Bo (Jay Mohr) seemed a little 2 dimensional and somewhat lacking in substance. He seemed more interested in finding out who was behind what was going on rather than "getting out of dodge", an aim he professed throughout. I feel that the concept put forward by the author was interesting and could have been handled in a slightly better way. Jay Mohr has in the past delighted me with his performances, however in this case he seemed to have the aspect of someone running around like a headless chicken who shouted all his lines. All in all, a bit of a disappointment.


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