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Detective Fiction (2003)

Not Rated | | Drama | 20 January 2003 (USA)
When a man turns to detective writing as an escape from his court-ordered sobriety, the line between reality and fiction blurs. Based on the director's award-winning play of the same name.

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Patrick Coyle

Writer:

Patrick Coyle
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mo Collins ... Jennifer Hannan
Patrick Coyle ... Jack Hannan
Sarah Agnew ... Leslie
Brent Doyle Brent Doyle ... Elliot
Peter Thoemke ... Uncle John
Matthew Morrison ... Young Jack
Jordan Hedlund Jordan Hedlund ... Philip
Tim Russell ... Max
Gene Larche Gene Larche ... Bartender
Ann Milligan Ann Milligan ... Cashier
James Craven James Craven ... Man on Street
Craig Schumacher Craig Schumacher ... Other Man on Street
Kim Berg Kim Berg ... Woman in Grocery Line
Kurt Schweickhardt Kurt Schweickhardt ... Homeless Guy on Street
Paul Smith Paul Smith ... Grizzled Guy in Alley
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When a man turns to detective writing as an escape from his court-ordered sobriety, the line between reality and fiction blurs. Based on the director's award-winning play of the same name.

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Drama

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Color
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References Enigma (2001) See more »

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Psychodrama Millennium Style
6 August 2004 | by B24See all my reviews

What happens when traditional "noir" enters the new millennium? Answer: this stylish but essentially empty account of a mildly unhappy, mildly neurotic married couple trying to find their way out of contemporary ennui. One scene dissolves painlessly into another as we wait to see whether any of the threads implying conflict lead to catharsis, as on and on it drifts. I kept thinking Walter Mitty as Sam Spade.

If the viewer for one reason or another finds any of the characters in this seemingly endless portrayal interesting, there may be a redeeming element to the process of watching it through to the end. I found no such reason.

Definitely an example of style over substance.


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