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The Barber (2002)

Town barber Dexter Miles is surprised to overhear, while cutting the hair of police chief Vance Corgan, that the body of a woman he murdered a few days before has been recovered. He had hope that the body would not be found until spring.

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Micheal Bafaro
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Malcolm McDowell ... Dexter Miles
Jeremy Ratchford ... Sheriff Corgan
Garwin Sanford ... Agent Crawley
Brenda James ... Sally
Paul Jarrett ... Everett
Erin Wright Erin Wright ... Jewels
Philip Granger ... Levi
C. Ernst Harth ... Buffalo
John Destry John Destry ... Cecil
David Abbott David Abbott ... Halstrom
Arnie Walters ... Paddy
Ralph Alderman Ralph Alderman ... Farley
Vince Murdocco ... Agent Rayner
Gary Hetherington ... Jim
Michael Kopsa ... Father Stiffler
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Storyline

When the perfect murder is foiled by an unexpected twist and darkness descends on a small Alaskan town, a madman's hunger for blood grows in this thriller from director Michael Bafaro. As a blanket of darkness settles over Revelstoke, AK, for a period of 24 hours, local barber Dexter Miles and the rest of the citizens realize that winter's chill is soon to follow. No one would suspect a man like Dexter Miles to be a cold-blooded killer, but when Dexter overhears the sheriff mention that the body of Lucy Waters has been discovered, he quickly realizes that his dark secret is about to break wide open. Having only murdered Lucy a few days prior, Dexter had hoped that authorities wouldn't discover her body until the spring thaw. Now, as the big-city detectives cloaked in the darkness of the Alaskan winter arrive to investigate the murder, Dexter once again feels the thrill of the kill -- and he's starting to like it.

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

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Country:

Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El filo de la navaja See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

Toward the end of the film when the chief is shot in the back, we see that the pellets exit his abdomen. However, while he is laying the table int he coroner's lab, there is no such wound. See more »

Quotes

Chief Vance Corgan: So, did you two lovebirds have a little domestic dispute?
Levi Gansby: A domes... a domestic what?
Chief Vance Corgan: A fight? A quarrel?
'Buffalo' Sedwick: No, we was just drinkin', y'know, bein' off-time and all. And we just gotta little outta sorts, y'know?
Levi Gansby: We tripped - that's all, we just tripped.
Chief Vance Corgan: Is that the truth, Buffalo? Did ya trip?
'Buffalo' Sedwick: Yeah, we tripped when we found the body cause, y'know, it scared us pretty good.
Chief Vance Corgan: So, you didn't see anything else? Just the body?
'Buffalo' Sedwick: No, we... we just... we just saw the body. I mean, well, I mean, uh, there ...
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Viodeoographer...Joseph Alaniz See more »

Soundtracks

Danses Des Cygnes
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as P. Tchaicovsky)
Courtesy of Bruton Music Ltd.
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Great black-humour. Very creative.
31 August 2002 | by ashleywebsterSee all my reviews

Well you might think me partial because my girlfriend is in this movie...but I know a bad movie when I see one, and this isn't one of them.

It' engaging from the very beginning. You immediately care about the characters and you feel very much for them as they progress through the story. Malcom Macdowell plays...well Malcom Macdowell, and it's a role made exactly for him. Malcom Macdowell really could be a murderous barber with a knack for charming woman. In fact, the entire movie is perfectly cast. The lines that each delivers, are lines that seem only that actor could deliver.

"Come over here Jewel...I've got a nice big sink to do you in!"

In short, it's believable, funny, engaging and most of all, entertaining. You come away smiling.

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