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Shallow Ground (2004)

A naked teenage boy covered in blood appears at a remote sheriff's station one year after the brutal unsolved murder of a local girl. Now Sheriff Jack Shepherd, guilt ridden over the girl's... See full summary »

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Sheldon Wilson

Writer:

Sheldon Wilson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy V. Murphy ... Jack Sheppard
Stan Kirsch ... Stuart Dempsey
Lindsey Stoddart ... Laura Russell
Patty McCormack ... Helen Reedy
Rocky Marquette ... Boy
Natalie Avital ... Darby Owens
Chris Hendrie ... Albert Underhill
Tara Killian ... Amy Underhill
Myron Natwick ... Harvey
Steve Eastin ... Detective Russell
John Kapelos ... Leroy Riley
Christine Avila ... Mrs. Underhill
Ori Pfeffer ... Curtis
Victor Campos Victor Campos ... Bus Driver
John MacKane ... Passenger #1
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Storyline

A naked teenage boy covered in blood appears at a remote sheriff's station one year after the brutal unsolved murder of a local girl. Now Sheriff Jack Shepherd, guilt ridden over the girl's murder, must confront his own demons as he desperately searches for the boy's true identity and possible victims. Little does Jack realize that he has started down a path that will bring him face to face with an unthinkable horror. Before sunrise the living will pay for the pain the dead have suffered. Written by Deco Filmworks

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Fear your past... it will find you. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and gore, nudity and some language | See all certifications »

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Goofs

The sheriff carries a Ruger Mini-14 rifle throughout the film, however there is never a magazine in the weapon. Though Ruger does make a version of the rifle with a fixed internal magazine, you can clearly see the open magazine well in a few shots; he's carrying an empty weapon. See more »

Quotes

Stuart Dempsey: Things haven't exactly been normal around here, you know what I'm saying?
Detective Russell: Things haven't been normal anywhere for the last 24 hours.
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Connections

Referenced in Mortuary (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

No One Leaves
Written by Nicole Hughes, Jeff Dalziel and Steve London
Performed by Scratching Post
Produced by Jeff Dalziel
Co-produced by Nicole Hughes
Courtesy of Sony/ATV Music and Raglan Road Music Publishing
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Restless spirits
2 January 2010 | by ctomvelu1See all my reviews

Not be confused with Danny Boyle's A SHALLOW GRAVE, this low-budget horror flick centers around a series of murders in a small town. A sheriff's office is shutting down and preparing to relocate when a bloodied teen walks in the door. The revelation of his identity only makes things more confusing. It is hard to say more about this movie without giving it all away. Suffice it to say SHALLOW GROUND involves restless spirits and their thirst for revenge. The first half has some wonderfully unsettling and occasionally scary moments. The second half loses some momentum, although the killer's identity comes as a neat surprise and pays homage to Hitchcock in its own twisted way. The supernatural elements are kept to a minimum, which works in the movie's favor. Horror film fans will have seen the plot before, but may appreciate the clever way in which it is presented. The acting is hit or miss at best, and the movie is extremely bloody. It deals pretty graphically with torture-murders, so the little ones should be in bed before you watch this.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 2005 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$72,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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