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The Killing Jar (1997)

Michael Sanford and his wife move to his old town so he can take over the family business. However, gruesome murders of children start to happen. Meanwhile, Michael starts to become slowly ... See full summary »

Director:

Evan Crooke

Writer:

Mark Mullin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brett Cullen ... Michael Sanford
Tamlyn Tomita ... Diane Sanford
Wes Studi ... Cameron
Carlos Bernard ... Chajén
Xander Berkeley ... Danny 'Figaretto' Evans
Edith Varon Edith Varon ... Martha Resigy
Jack Wallace ... Dick Resigy
John Philbin ... Pete Lawrence
Tom Bower ... Det. Jake Pestone
Frank McRae ... Det. Bernie Morris
Brion James ... Dr. Vincent Garret
Michael Halpin Michael Halpin ... Stuart Weissman
M. Emmet Walsh ... Sheriff Foley
Holley Chant ... Katie
James Noah ... Robert Sanford
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Storyline

Michael Sanford and his wife move to his old town so he can take over the family business. However, gruesome murders of children start to happen. Meanwhile, Michael starts to become slowly insane, after he may have witnessed one of the murders and reports it to the police. Is he the murderer, or is it something of his past? Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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murder | independent film | See All (2) »

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Everyone has secrets. Some are more dangerous than others.


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Carlos Bernard and Xander Berkeley would later appear together on the first two seasons of 24 (2001). See more »

Quotes

Dr. Vincent Garret: Essentially, the eyes are a sort of a camera, in which you can figure the brain is a roll of film. Everything we see, feel, touch, is stored for an indefinite period of time. The key is being able to retrieve it.
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THE DAME IN RED
Composed by Robert Farnon
Courtesy of Zomba Music Services
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Contrary To What Others Might Have Said
17 April 2004 | by johnboy1See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film a lot! I thought that the story and the direction were fine, and this is a much better film than I ever imagined. I enjoyed it enough that I bought it, after renting it.

The biggest problem with the film lies in the fact that two of the victims appear to survive by the end of the film, when there's no chance of that happening. The human body can take a lot of abuse, but not that much. Plus, the film ends too soon to let us know what happened to Sanford and his wife.

Still, it's a taut, well-made film, with the actors giving some gritty performances. Cullen, Tomita, and Bower do a great job with their roles.

It's obviously not for every taste (what movie is?), but I sure liked it!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Paragon Pictures (II) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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