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Natural Selection (1999)

Residents of an East Texas town react strangely when a serial killer invades their small town world.

Director:

Mark Lambert Bristol (as Mark Bristol)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Bowen ... Willie Dickenson
David Carradine ... Louis Dehoven
Darren E. Burrows ... Glenn Royce (as Darren Burrows)
Elizabeth Barondes ... Sally Dickensen
Missy Atwood Missy Atwood ... Marie Franklin
Marina Anderson ... Martha Graham (as Marina Carradine)
Joe Unger ... Detective Harry Richards
Bob Balaban ... Dr. William Powell
Stephen Root ... Mr. Crenshaw
Bill Wise ... Ferrel Dickenson
Johnny Hardwick Johnny Hardwick ... Documentary Director (voice)
Todd Lowe ... Jimmie Dickenson
Guilford Adams ... Colin Dickenson
Mark Miks Mark Miks ... Jamie Crenshaw
Bob Richardson Bob Richardson ... Coach Al Sand
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Residents of an East Texas town react strangely when a serial killer invades their small town world.

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America's Newest Weapon Against Evil! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Monster Slayer See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »

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Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)
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| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Coach Al Sand: Billy, quit covering your titties and play ball!
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References The X-Files (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Daddy's a Postman
Written by Graham Parker
Performed by Punchy
Geep Music/Bug Music (ASCAP)
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Not sure what they were trying to say
7 February 2005 | by dog_fcSee all my reviews

I'll avoid the obvious critique of "this movie poo poos our society's tendency to glamorize serial killers while simultaneously glamorizing serial killers." A little hypocrisy now and again never hurt anyone and certainly never stopped a movie from being made. It does make a valid point: we do like to make our worst killers into celebrities.

What does bother me is that this movie is not funny or suspenseful or scary. The only emotion this movie will make you feel is bored. The makers of this movie made it by formula, pulling every trick from every movie that everyone has seen and trying to pass it off as their own, as if a convenient bit of repackaging will make us forget where we saw that before. David Carradine: we saw The Omen. The whole movie: we saw Natural Born Killers.

Bob Balaban gives this movie its only bright spot, playing a funny, overly earnest psychoanalytical goof who feels the pain of the killers.

The movie doesn't suck, since there are movies that are much, much worse, but it doesn't entertain, either.

3 out of ten.


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