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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 ... Det. Ed DeLongpre
Leslie Hope ... Leslie DeLongpre
Frederic Forrest ... Det. 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 ... Det. Daniels
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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.


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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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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The facility manager: [As Det DeLongpre runs into the viaduct, gun drawn] Hey, just don't hurt the water!
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Unwatchable
11 April 2005 | by sbarskySee all my reviews

Maybe I've seen one too many crime flick, or maybe I don't take the right drugs.

This was the most cliché ridden, plot deficient, plot-absurd, just plain stupid movie I have seen in a long time.

As for the direction, it looks like it took less time to show this than it did to put it together.

In fact it looks like to made it straight to video before it was completed.

It's a bad rip off of "M" the classic Fritz Lang film starring Peter Lorre. You'd be SO much better off renting that instead.


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