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Skeletons (1997)

A Pulitzer prize journalist has a heart attack and moves with his wife and son, from NYC to a town of 850 in Maine. Things are fine there until he investigates a man arrested for murdering his boyfriend. Vandalism and worse follows.

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David DeCoteau
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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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Storyline

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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Beneath the surface, nothing is what it seems. See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

James Coburn III and Christopher Plummer later appeared in Pixar films Monsters Inc (2001) and Up (2009) as the main villains Henry J Waternoose and Charles Muntz both of these films were directed by Pete Docter. See more »

Quotes

Reverend Carlyle: You cannot hide from an AK-47 that's been blessed by the lord.
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References Duel (1971) See more »

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"You can't run from an AK-47, blessed by the Lord!"
3 December 2019 | by RatedVforVinnySee all my reviews

The title was an excellent line, delivered by one crazy priest but there is little else to recommend this sub-standard, awful thriller. Can't believe such competent actors such as Ron Silver, C.Plummer and James Coburn, are actually in this. It's really a poor effort and relegated to the trade pile.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1997 (USA) See more »

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Esqueletos See more »

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Budget:

$2,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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