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A heart attack moves a Pulitzer winning journalist to leave NY for the peace of a small New England town, but he soon finds himself pulled into a case of a man accused of killing his gay ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ron Silver ... Peter Crane
Christopher Plummer ... Reverend Carlyle
Dee Wallace ... Heather Crane (as Dee Wallace Stone)
Kyle Howard ... Zach Crane
James Coburn ... Frank Jove
Arlene Golonka ... Melanie Jove
D. Paul Thomas D. Paul Thomas ... Sheriff Carlton
Paul Bartel ... Mayor Dunbar
David Graf ... Sam
Patrick Thomas ... Toby Carlyle (as Pat Thomas)
Clive Rosengren ... Jacob
Raymond O'Connor ... Mr. Muir
Kathleen Noone ... Sadie
Brigitta Dau ... Laura
Valerie Wildman ... Belinda
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A heart attack moves a Pulitzer winning journalist to leave NY for the peace of a small New England town, but he soon finds himself pulled into a case of a man accused of killing his gay lover with the blade of a shovel. Wanting to keep the case quiet, the town turns against the journalist and his family when he begins digging into its secrets, until finally the accused man is found hanging in his cell and the truth comes out about more than just the killing. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Country:

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English

Release Date:

25 April 1997 (USA) See more »

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Esqueletos See more »

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$2,200,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Shot in nineteen days. See more »

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Reverend Carlyle: You cannot hide from an AK-47 that's been blessed by the lord.
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References Bambi (1942) See more »

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James Coburn and Christopher Plummer could not save this flick.
4 August 2004 | by TAXFACTSee all my reviews

Before you waste time reading this review. Please do not watch the movie.

I feel I have wasted time in my life I will never regain and I suggest you not repeat my mistake by watching this movie. That said...

If you were to judge Chris Plummer, James Coburn and Ron Silver on the content of this movie, No one would ever watch ANY of their other films. It was really that bad and worse. I have never wrote an opinion of a movie but this was so bad I had to today.

What drove me insane throughout this attempt at a movie was Ron Silver the main character, whispered his lines most of the time and you could not hear him. You could here the others but no Ronnie Baby and I was actually cursing him through the movie. Oh my his "acting" was horrible. I would say he is the worst actor of all time. As for the plot and script, they were unbelievably bad and made no sense. It was like a very bad science fiction show but with no monsters or special effects.

I can not imagine why James Coburn would take such an empty lifeless role.


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