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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.

Director:

Patrick Coyle

Writer:

Patrick Coyle
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Cast

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 ... 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

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Cool movie
3 April 2011 | by dminnich312See all my reviews

I liked the atmosphere of this movie, the color palette chosen, the setting in Minnesota, the quality of the protagonist's narrative. One of the funniest moments was at the bar, where the protagonist - a recovering alcoholic - gets charged a drink price for a plain coke (I suppose this is inside humor for the AA set). Some say the director lacked a full round of acting skills, and that may be so, but for me this did not affect the movie, since a good portion of it was voice-over narrative from the protagonist. I am surprised at the low voting score - but I understand that those brought up on fast cutting and action will find this movie meandering and boring.


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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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