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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (2005)

"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is a psychological thriller that takes many emotional turns and finally catches the audience off guard as it ends with an unsettling, macabre twist.

Director:

Brian James Egen

Writers:

Ambrose Bierce (novel), Brian James Egen (screenplay)
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Bradley M. Egen Bradley M. Egen ... Peyton Farquhar (as Bradley Egen)
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My-Ishia Cason-Brown ... Phoebe
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Edward A. Morrison Edward A. Morrison ... Second Lieutenant
Robert Lee Hodge Robert Lee Hodge ... Sergeant on Bridge
Jay Barrick Jay Barrick ... Corporal on Bridge
Roy Adkins Jr. Roy Adkins Jr. ... Private on Bridge
Brian Merrick Brian Merrick ... North Sentinel
Ian Stanley ... South Sentinel
Jim Schruefer Jim Schruefer ... Artillery Corporal
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It is the War Between the States and Peyton Farquhar stands at the end of a plank a noose around his neck. He has been betrayed by a stranger, a scout for the Union Army, and now he faces death. He stands to lose a beautiful young wife, family and home. The soldiers make preparations for his death, it is routine for them. Peyton's mind races, he must escape. If only he can free his hands. The plank falls and incomprehensibly the rope breaks. He manages to swim away and evade the gunshots from the soldiers. He unbelievably finds himself on shore running towards home. After what seems like days of weary travel he arrives. Written by Brian James Egen

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A Moment in Man's History...Forever in a Woman's Heart.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 2005 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Originally a French filmed short. Appeared at Cannes and shown in the 5th season of the Twilight Zone. The first time they showed a story filmed by someone else. See more »

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film festival delight
5 February 2006 | by ms_jade_liSee all my reviews

I saw this film over the past weekend, at our local film festival. Not knowing the author the film is based upon, and not knowing what to expect, I was very pleased at the meticulous detail that went into this vignette.

After the film was over, we also had the pleasure of talking with the lead actor, the person who composed an original score for it, the person who did the editing, as well as one other person whose role in the production I'm not sure about.

We learned that the men in uniform are actual Civil War reenactors who sewed all of their own costumes and were hand-picked for the movie.

The mansion and the grounds are magnificent.

The story line is compelling.

The lead actor is excellent! I hope someone discovers him! Keep your eye out for it on the schedule of your local film festival.


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