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Hamal_18 (2004)

A brooding detective assumes the persona of his young daughter and obsessively hunts internet chat rooms for the pedophile who killed her.

Director:

John G. Thomas

Writer:

Michael Scherer (original screenplay) (as Mike Sherer)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael J. Minor Michael J. Minor ... Steven
Yvette Ford ... Michelle
Chad England Chad England ... David (as Chad M. England)
Wendy Cobb Wendy Cobb ... Ashley
Elina Madison ... Marian
Joel Spence ... Weapongrade
Marcia Kassan Marcia Kassan ... Waitress
Darren Petruschke Darren Petruschke ... Detective #1
Noel Crabbe Noel Crabbe ... Detective #2
Barry Johnson Barry Johnson ... Uniformed Officer
Marshall Camp Marshall Camp ... Hamal's Voice (voice)
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Storyline

A brooding detective assumes the persona of his young daughter and obsessively hunts internet chat rooms for the pedophile who killed her.

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Taglines:

You never know who you're really talking to.

Genres:

Mystery

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Details

Official Sites:

Hamal Productions

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

2 October 2004 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hamal23 Productions Inc. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Many local police departments have investigators doing many of the same things described in the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK DVD is cut by 21 secs and misses shots of a young woman being forced to remove her bra at knifepoint. See more »

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Timely
6 April 2006 | by ermaho2See all my reviews

This is a tight, very timely independent film concerning the dangers that can confront a child on the internet. Presenting an accurate portrayal of a "lurker" and his victim, Hamal 18 couldn't be more on the mark. The details of the police work that goes into catching those who prey upon unsuspecting children seems to be as realistic as anything else I've seen either in film or on television. By using flashbacks and the present, the film manages to capture the psychological torment and and terror suffered by the parents of the doomed child. Production values are amazingly good for a film that apparently had a low budget. Were that some of the big budget studio films contained half the truth this film has.


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