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Innocents (2000)

Dark Summer (original title)
A French musician, on his way from NYC to Seattle, meets a nurse and her sister in N.Dakota. The cute sisters join him in the repaired Volvo. The area has had a series of roadside murders and killings follow them.


Gregory Marquette




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Hugues Anglade ... Gerard Huxley
Keith David ... Detective Davis
Kent Allen Kent Allen ... Detective Markofsky
Connie Nielsen ... Megan Denright
Mia Kirshner ... Dominique Denright
Frank Langella ... Robert Denright
Charles Knecht Charles Knecht ... Priest
Trae Thomas Trae Thomas ... Gas Station Attendant
Joseph Culp ... Mike
James Quill ... Tony
Mark Adams Mark Adams ... Highway Patrolman #1
Jack Semple Jack Semple ... Guitarist
Robert Culp ... Judge Winston
Anne Archer ... Beryl Denright
William L. Marshall ... Plainclothes Policeman #1


A traveling cellist gets involved with two disturbed sisters on their way to Seattle to tell their mom that their dad has just passed away. On the way, the two kill a judge and a few others unknown to the cellist. Eventually he gets pinned for the crimes and is forced to defend himself. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Two's company. Three's murder.



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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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If you're looking for an interesting & unpredictable movie that many will not have seen, look no further.
23 August 2009 | by med_1978See all my reviews

I have to say the first time I saw this movie I was left stunned.

This is superbly photographed, well acted and very unpredictable road movie thriller.

This is one movie where I honestly could not predict what was going to happen next. An excellent cast headed by French actor Jean Hugues Anglade (Betty Blue, Killing Zoe) the very luminous Connie Nielsen (Gladiator, The Ice Harvest) & sexy Mia Kirshner (The Black Dahlia, Mad City)play two sisters in a very unusual road movie.

The supporting cast is excellent too with the likes of Frank Langella, Anne Archer, Robert Culp & Keith David.

The storyline throws up one surprise after another as the three go on the road after the sister's father passes, quite quickly though things take a very dark turn and Gerard Huxley (Jean Hugues Anglade) begins to wonder if he has made a grave mistake.

The music in the film is good and the locations are beautifully photographed.

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and really cannot understand the low score. I give it 7/10

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Release Date:

6 February 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Innocents See more »

Filming Locations:

Saskatchewan, Canada


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