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The Spreading Ground (2000)

When five bodies turn up in the waters of Burman City, its illusion of safety is shattered, and Mayer Hackett will stop at nothing to see the peace returned.

Director:

Derek Vanlint

Writers:

Mark Burman (story), Ross Korte (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Hopper ... Ed DeLongpre
Leslie Hope ... Leslie DeLongpre
Frederic Forrest ... Michael McGivern
Tom McCamus ... Johnny Gault
David Dunbar David Dunbar ... Milo Spivak
Elizabeth Shepherd ... Mayor Hackett
Chuck Shamata ... Capt. Nieman
Kim Huffman ... Mrs. Osterman
Tom Harvey Tom Harvey ... Paddy Flynn
Rob Stefaniuk Rob Stefaniuk ... Syphon
Yvan Labelle Yvan Labelle ... Carp
Sean O'Hara Sean O'Hara ... Flannery Pincher
Timothy Burd ... Stubby Styles (as Tim Burd)
Amanda Soha Amanda Soha ... Crystal Osterman
Tony Nappo ... Detective Daniels
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Storyline

When five bodies turn up in the waters of Burman City, its illusion of safety is shattered, and Mayer Hackett will stop at nothing to see the peace returned.

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To catch a killer is to know him, feel him...anticipate him.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

The facility manager: [As Det DeLongpre runs into the viaduct, gun drawn] Hey, just don't hurt the water!
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This film shows the promise of a GREAT director!!
28 June 2002 | by gvadimskySee all my reviews

Derek VanLint has done an outstanding job with this film. As I watched it, I imagined that either he had immense control over his director of photography or that he WAS one and the same, aside from being the overall film director. I was right. His eye for making a scene as intense as possible, and for finding what not to SAY, but what to SHOW, is amazing! Anyone who didn't enjoy this needs to re-evaluate just how many explosions or car chases they still need to see in their lifetime. This film does not rely on the overused junk that "mass appeal" films can't seem to do without. Also, Dennis Hopper is great in a role completely against typecasting! Frederic Forrest seems strained and pained as the overworked and overtired sidekick detective.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Evil See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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