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Absence of the Good (1999)

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Salt Lake City homicide detective Caleb Barnes is under increasing pressure from all sides to crack a string of serial killings that have been terrorizing the city. At the same time, Barnes... See full summary »

Director:

John Flynn

Writers:

David Golden (screenplay), James Reid
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Cast

Credited cast:
Stephen Baldwin ... Caleb Barnes
Tyne Daly ... Dr. Marcia Lyons
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elizabeth Barondes ... Bailey
Brian Lee Bouck Brian Lee Bouck ... Joe Marshall
Jenniffer Buckalew Jenniffer Buckalew ... Sheila Gaskin
Roger Callard ... Evans
Dalin Christiansen Dalin Christiansen ... Mr. Gummer
Tony Devon ... Detective
Lesley Fera
Neblis Francois Neblis Francois ... Young Uniform
Andrew Fugate Andrew Fugate ... Michael Barnes
Allen Garfield ... Lieutenant Paul Taylor
Frank Gerrish ... Roger
Shawn Huff ... Mary Barnes
Rob Joseph Rob Joseph ... SWAT Officer
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Salt Lake City homicide detective Caleb Barnes is under increasing pressure from all sides to crack a string of serial killings that have been terrorizing the city. At the same time, Barnes' home life is beginning to crumble in the wake of his son's accidental death. Will he solve the killings before the stress tears him apart? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Før var ondskaben bare en del af jobbet.[Denmark]

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ausencia del bien See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The police are able to obtain a sketch of the killer, and the storekeeper confirms that it was who attacked her, but the killer's face is always covered except the eyes. In particular, the bus driver, who gave the description for the sketch, only saw the killer briefly, from a distance and a side angle. There is no way he could have given an accurate description. See more »

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Tricky movie
18 October 1999 | by manncerSee all my reviews

I don't particularly like Stephen Baldwin, as an actor, but his blank face wasn't a total loss as a grieving father in this twisty mystery. The character called for a "numb" person, who became involved in a dynamic situation, which frustrated and enraged, as people died in strange ways, and the police raced to figure out who was going to be next. The acting wasn't that great, but the story held my interest. Worth a look.


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