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Graves End (2005)

When society turns their back on reformed felons, the town of Graves End welcomes them but when the ex-cons disappear, FBI agent Paul Rickman comes looking for them and discovers more than he expected.

Director:

James Marlowe
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8 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Roberts ... Tarkington Alexander Graves / Tag
Steven Williams ... Paul Rickman
Daniel Roebuck ... Sheriff Hooper
Valerie Mikita ... Krissi Graves
Fairly Tull ... Maudy
Edward Perotti ... Doc
Sky Soleil ... Billy
Nick Stellate ... Luke Devilyn
Anthony Santucci Anthony Santucci ... Tedesco
Joe Wyka Joe Wyka ... Mark
Adam Del Rio ... Brian
Geno Carvalho ... Terry
Durand Ford Durand Ford ... Telephone Repair Worker
Shawny Hoops ... Amanda
Dave Heintzelman Dave Heintzelman ... FBI Agent
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Storyline

In Graves End, the four year-old son of the wealthy financier Tag Graves is kidnapped and the criminals demand a ransom of six million dollars. FBI agent Paul Rickman is assigned to the case that ends with the cruel death of the child and the disappearance of the requested amount. The kidnapper Luke Devilyn is arrested but is released after his trial due to fails in the evidences. He returns to Graves End, a place where the 666 dwellers welcome ex-cons rejected by other towns. When Luke Devilyn is found dead in the woods nearby the town, agent Rickman notes that the criminals that move to Graves End simply vanish, and he returns to the town for further investigation. He meets Sheriff Hooper and recognizes him from a case of bad temper and attitude with great repercussion in the past. Meanwhile, the psychopath Billy also comes to the town leaving a trail of blood behind. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Some dark secrets won't stay buried forever

Genres:

Thriller | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Secretos enterrados See more »

Filming Locations:

Ben Lomond, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,930,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Terrific film! Pleasantly surprised and delighted!
28 September 2013 | by bigmoviemonger72See all my reviews

Honestly, I wasn't sure that I would care for this movie based on some of the negative reviews. Lo and behold I enjoyed it! After seeing it the first time I showed it to a few friends and they loved it, too! This is a little film that makes no apologies for what it is. This movie is like the little Train that could; it grows on people who've seen it and it's entertainment value is better than most.

The idea is original and the execution is great for the obvious limited budget. I'm on the side of those who support this movie! I gave it a 10 because I can watch this many times in a row and love EVERY moment of it! That doesn't happen for me with very many movies; generally there are spots that lag for me or just don't seem right. This one pleases me, from opening to end credits. Those people who wrote negative things about this movie are obviously haters because I did not see the same movie they did. What were they expecting? "Life of PI"? This isn't a big time drama. It's more along the lines of a David Lynch or Quentin Tarantino movie but with more laughs.

Clearly this film is meant to be fun, funny, humorous, tongue-in-cheek, suspenseful, and action packed at the right times. If you are looking for something deep like "The Butler", you shouldn't be watching any movie like this anyway. It's clearly simple, fun, entertainment and that's what I'm looking for.

For my money, this one is a winner from top to bottom.


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