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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.


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Referenced in The Gleaners and I: Two Years Later (2002) See more »


Cello Boogie
Written by Jack Semple
Performed by Jack Semple and Mark Rudoff
Published by Innocent Films Inc.
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Innocents lost
10 December 2002 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Dark Summer" or "Innocents" as it was entitled on Showtime, is a journeyman B-movie about a French cellist (Anglade) driving across country who finds himself with a couple of beautiful traveling companions (Nielsen & Kirshner) who may be a lethal liability. Among the many flaws are a musical score which is as lacking in continuity as the screenplay; too many contrived situations which seems no more than weirdness for weirdnesses sake or shock value; a noticeable absence of a story arc or an emotional anchor for the audience; and a generally concocted presentation. Nonetheless, the film has some entertainment potential for the couch potato or fans of the players. (C)

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Release Date:

6 February 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Saskatchewan, Canada


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