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Eye of God (1997)

We see two stories told over four time lines, which wind down to a devastating ground zero collision, as we watch a double tragedy unfold in a small Oklahoma town. The two stories are told ... See full summary »

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Tim Blake Nelson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Kay Place ... Claire Spencer
Nick Stahl ... Tom Spencer
Chris Freihofer ... Les Hector
Woody Watson ... Glen Briggs
Martha Plimpton ... Ainsley DuPree
Margo Martindale ... Dorothy
Kevin Anderson ... Jack Stillings
Wally Welch ... R.J. Prichard
Larry Flynn Larry Flynn ... Jim Nutter
Richard Jenkins ... Willard Sprague
Maggie Moore Maggie Moore ... Janice
Vernon Grote Vernon Grote ... Fast Food Customer
Gary Ragland ... Lee
Hal Holbrook ... Sheriff Rogers
Carolyn Wickwire ... Mrs. Rogers
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We see two stories told over four time lines, which wind down to a devastating ground zero collision, as we watch a double tragedy unfold in a small Oklahoma town. The two stories are told out of normal time sequence, showing us brief glimpses of the beginning, middle and end of the two stories in seemingly random order. One story concerns Ainsley DuPree, who meets and marries her prison pen pal Jack. The other story begins with the discovery of a mute and bloody teenager, found wandering and in shock in the middle of the night, and the efforts of the town sheriff to determine what happened to him. As the film unfolds these tales, the viewer is confronted with questions of the existence and mercy of God and the hopelessness of being alone and adrift in an indifferent world. Written by Sean Parlaman <seanpar@efn.org>

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Sometimes a leap of faith can be deadly.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence, language and depiction of abortion | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

17 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond Obsessions See more »

Filming Locations:

Oklahoma, USA See more »

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Minnow Pictures See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Ainsley DuPree: How old are you?
Tom Spencer: Just turned 14.
Ainsley DuPree: Don't you never get pulled over?
Tom Spencer: Sometimes. I drive friendly.
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References CHiPs (1977) See more »

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simple life is not so simple
16 May 1999 | by ant beeSee all my reviews

I grew up in a small town in Oklahoma, I understood completely the feeling of the place, the time, the people. So many people think that life is simple in a small town, but it is not...all the dark secrets are there, all the illness that everyone attributes to living in large cities is also there.

I couldn't take my eyes off the screen while I was watching this movie. Sometimes a film does come along that is everything a film is supposed to be.

If you haven't yet seen this film, please make an effort to watch it, it will be well worth your time.


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