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The Barber (2002)

A weary town faces a long, dark winter.

Director:

Micheal Bafaro
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2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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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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A weary town faces a long, dark winter.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

Le barbier See more »

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Budget:

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

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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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: What's that fucking stench?
Dr. Kirby Halstrom: Death.
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Viodeoographer...Joseph Alaniz See more »

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Lesser Slave
Written and Performed by Nicholas Barnes
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A close shave, please!
20 February 2006 | by jotix100See all my reviews

Something is happening in the small Alaskan town where a woman is found dead in the snow. Right after she is discovered, the FBI gets into the case because it ties up with other killings in the Northwest. The town is about to celebrate Christmas, but it won't be a happy time for anyone because suddenly other young women are killed, as well.

Michael Bafaro's, "The Barber", shows some interesting aspects as a mystery movie. Although our attention is immediately drawn toward the most obvious person, something that the local police enforcers, or even the FBI overlook. In fact the film seems to be telling us the assassin is getting away with murder, because the one responsible eludes being trapped.

The film is watchable because of the work of Malcom McDowell in the film. He is an interesting actor to watch at work. Mr. McDowell is always a welcome addition to any film, as he proves in this one. Jeremy Ratchford is also an asset playing the police chief. The FBI agent discovers something murky in his past that might implicate him in the murders.

The bleak winter of that remote town in Alaska is captured in the film with good results by Mr. Bafaro and his crew. While this film doesn't break new ground, it will keep the viewer involved in the story.


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