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Black River (2001)

A writer visits a town that isn't what it appears to be.

Director:

Jeff Bleckner

Writers:

Daniel Taplitz (teleplay), Dean R. Koontz (novel) (as Dean Koontz)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jay Mohr ... Boyd 'Bo' Aikens
Lisa Edelstein ... Laura Crosby
Ann Cusack ... Mandy Pruell
Ron Canada ... Chief Salks
Bill Dow ... Thomas Pinkwater
Scott Hylands ... Richard Crunch
Dion Luther ... Charts
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Mayor Tom Thompson
Patricia Drake Patricia Drake ... Nancy Larshak
Ty Olsson ... Frank Yarley
Robert Moloney ... Sculptor
Betty Linde ... Elderly Woman
Frank C. Turner ... Farmer
Susan Bain Susan Bain ... Frannie Fineman
Fulvio Cecere ... Cop
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A writer visits a town that isn't what it appears to be.

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Genres:

Mystery | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black River - A város fogva tart See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

The twin babies in the first diner scene are clearly toy dolls. See more »

Quotes

Laura Crosby: What're you doing here? I thought you were leaving early this morning.
Boyd 'Bo' Aikens: I'm having a little trouble getting out of town.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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The 'U Turn' Returns
17 November 2002 | by DrBugSmithSee all my reviews

Yes I can be a bit snotty sometimes about movies, but this obvious mini movie (scenes fade black for the ads) made for enjoyable if semi-predictable viewing. Call me naive but this did last the distance interest wise for me. Maybe my 'Big Brother' dark side was calling? Comparisons to the more darkly humourous 'U-Turn' immediately rise, but what the hell, its' an engrossing subject trapped inside a crazy town... I hope I'm not the only one? Was it just me or everytime Jay Mohr, (seen him before on something?) actually had a good facial expression, they pull a wierd camera angle and lose it? Lisa Edelstien has an attractive allure and made her character the most believable in my opinion. Overall worthwhile, with time to kill afterwards... 6/10


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