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The Lesser Evil ()


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When four young boys decide to go over-board with dealing with two bullies, they believe they can get away with their crime. Years later, new evidence appears and the cops are back on the trail to solve the murders. The four - now the... See more »

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Derek Eastman
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Frank O'Brian
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Ivan Williams
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George
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Young Frank
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Young Derek
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Young George
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Young Ivan
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Detective Hardaway
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Detective Smitts
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Derek's Father
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Derek's Mother
Matt Bohling ...
Dying Man
Chris Blackwelder ...
Scully
Matthew Francis ...
Jock #2
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Jock #3
Reco D. Wilson ...
Jock #4
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Captain O'Brian
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Betty
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Hunter #1
David Lenthall ...
Hunter #2 (as David Lenthal)
Michael Schultze ...
Angry Driver
Lonnie Burchfield ...
Hunter #3 / Driver
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Police Officer
Terry Power ...
Nova Driver
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Police Officer (uncredited)

Directed by

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David Mackay

Written by

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Jeremy Levine ... (writer)
 
Stephan Schultze ... (writer)

Produced by

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Daniel Helberg ... producer
Jeremy Levine ... co-producer
David Mackay ... producer
Yoram Pelman ... executive producer
Stephan Schultze ... co-producer

Music by

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Don Davis

Cinematography by

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Stephan Schultze

Film Editing by

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Bret Marnell

Editorial Department

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Jeff McEvoy ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Libby Goldstein

Production Design by

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Jeremy Levine

Costume Design by

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Laura Goldsmith

Makeup Department

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Lia Celi ... key makeup artist
Stephen Kelley ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Jacquelyn Frisco ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Mark Dukes ... second assistant director

Art Department

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C. Daniel Hall ... art director: North Carolina / production designer: reshoots
Carisa Rosenthal ... on-set dresser

Sound Department

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Joe Barnett ... re-recording mixer
Tim Boggs ... supervising adr editor
Alan Freedman ... adr mixer
Jason George ... dialogue editor
Danielle Ghent ... foley editor
Patrick Giraudi ... re-recording mixer
Tim Song Jones ... boom operator
Aletha Rodgers ... production sound mixer
Kelly Vandever ... re-recording mixer
Thomas Varga ... sound mixer: North Carolina

Stunts

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John Copeman ... stunt coordinator
Dino Muccio ... utility stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Nathan Bragg ... grip
Bartow Church ... additional camera loader
Stephen Crocker ... assistant camera: "b" camera
Gregory L. Edwards ... dolly grip
Jennifer Ann Henry ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
James Jermyn ... second assistant camera
Kenji Luster ... steadicam operator
Matthew B. Moore ... grip
Shannon Murphy ... second assistant camera
John Pedone ... gaffer
Gregory Peters ... still photographer: additional photography - uncredited
John Priebe ... second unit director of photography (as John R. Priebe)
Somnath Sen ... grip intern: LA
Phil Smoot ... assistant camera: re-shoot
Dave Spencer ... best boy grip
Neal Sugg ... third grip
Jason Summers ... first assistant camera: second unit
Neil Toussaint ... first assistant camera

Casting Department

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Peter Alwazzan ... extras casting
Maxann Crotts ... extras casting
Craig Fincannon ... local casting
Mark Fincannon ... local casting

Script and Continuity Department

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Judi Bell ... script supervisor

Other crew

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Tom Brainard ... production assistant
Darren W. Conrad ... police security
Mike Culbert ... production assistant (as Michael Culbert)
Andrew Daniel ... production assistant
Richard DiPatri ... assistant production coordinator
Jason Fields ... production assistant
Amy Jackson ... production assistant
Ryan McNally ... assistant to director
Erin O'Malley ... production coordinator
Spunkey Williamson ... production assistant
Lonnie Ramati ... production business affairs (uncredited)

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James Henney ... special thanks
Alyssa Weisberg ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

When four young boys decide to go over-board with dealing with two bullies, they believe they can get away with their crime. Years later, new evidence appears and the cops are back on the trail to solve the murders. The four - now the owner of a failing lumber company (Colm Feore), a priest (Arliss Howard), a policeman (Tony Goldwyn), and a lawyer (David Paymer) - gather in a remote cabin to discuss what their future actions should be. Told in harrowing flashbacks and with obvious difference of current points-of-view, the men argue out their circumstances. Written by John Sacksteder

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Also Known As
  • La conscience tranquille (France)
  • Mörderischer Pakt (Germany)
  • Deras livs misstag (Sweden)
  • Scegli il male minore (Italy)
  • Oi daimones tou parelthontos (Greece)
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  • 96 min
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Trivia A clip from the film is featured in Party Down Season 2 Episode 5. See more »
Goofs When the boys push the Nova off the cliff into the quarry, the hood and trunk covers fly off, revealing gaping holes where the engine and drive shaft should be. They have obviously pushed an empty shell off the cliff. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Route 9 (1998). See more »

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