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Innocents (2000)

Dark Summer (original title)
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... See full summary »


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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.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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



USA | Germany | Canada



Release Date:

6 February 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Innocents See more »

Filming Locations:

Saskatchewan, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital


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One of the most thrilling and surprising movies I have seen in a long time.
14 October 2003 | by raikin2003See all my reviews

I just returned from a trip with my wife to Paris. Our friends there were raving about a movie called "Dark Summer". So much so that my wife insisted (She's a huge Connie Nielsen fan).

I have to be honest my wife and I don't usually agree on our tastes in movies but the second this film started I was on the edge of my seat. The main star (Jean Hughes Anglade) was a French superstar from what i was told, but his portrayal of the cellist Huxley was sublime. The film opens up with him being interrogated by a detective portrayed by Keith David. (From Platoon, and Something About Mary, the guy is always great)

After getting in a car accident he meets Connie Nielsen's character, a nurse named Megan who nurses him back to health. In appreciation, and of course a mutual attraction, he takes her up on dinner and to meet the family.

Mia Kirschner played her crazy sister with frightening aplomb. At first the meal and their good times seems a given until he meets the father. (Played by the always- amazing Frank Langella!!) The father is sick and dyeing yet the power he still commanded over his daughters and the shocked Huxley was unmistakable.

The father dies and in an incredibly erotic interlude, Huxley makes love to Megan the whole while the sister watches!!!

I don't want to give away anymore but the cameos keep poring on and the twists and turns never stop. There are serial killers, country music and beautiful landscapes.

The main reason I am writing this review was that after I saw this film I couldn't stop thinking about it. The whole time i was on the plane i kept talking about it and my wife told me about this website and I had to tell the world.

I don't know where it is playing or if you can rent it but see this movie!!!

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