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A Distant Thunder (2005)

Not Rated | | Short, Thriller | 16 June 2005 (USA)
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Things are not always as they seem, especially when entering the halls of a desperate mind. Ann Brown is a prosecutor with the DA's office. On the surface, she appears to be a powerful, ... See full summary »


Jonathan Flora


Jonathan Flora
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Deborah Flora ... Ann Brown
Ned Vaughn ... Tom Condan
Peter Renaday Peter Renaday ... Harold Shenson
Selah Victor ... Sarah Brown
Tina Morasco ... Linda
Diane Sellers ... Judge Albertson
Terry Brown Terry Brown ... Frank
David Emma David Emma ... Dr. Lavin
Charlene Tilton ... Susan
Aaron Coleman ... Bailiff
Joanne Takahashi Joanne Takahashi ... Jennifer
Ethan Wilson ... Demonic Man
Steven I. Schafer Steven I. Schafer ... Elevator Man
Jonathan Flora ... Crosswalk Man #1
Zeke Rettman Zeke Rettman ... Crosswalk Man #2


Things are not always as they seem, especially when entering the halls of a desperate mind. Ann Brown is a prosecutor with the DA's office. On the surface, she appears to be a powerful, successful woman who knows what path she is on. However, inside she is fighting desperately to keep her fragile sanity from unraveling. Following a controversial win in a double-homicide trial that is sure to set a new precedence, Ann is offered a murder case from her superior, Harold Shenson. This case will challenge everything she holds sacred and believes to be true. Uncertain at first whether to accept the assignment, a harrowing encounter with Defense Attorney Tom Condan, convinces her to meet the challenge. During the process, Ann discovers that in this particular case, once again, things are not as they appear. The deeper she investigates, the grayer the line becomes between reality and her tormenting delusions, until she encounters an evil force as unnerving as it is foreboding. As terrifying ... Written by Anonymous

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Short | Thriller


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Did You Know?


Ann Brown: Do you ever have nightmares? I mean, really terrible ones you can't seem to shake off?
Linda: Yeah, about my ex-boyfriend.
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supernatural thriller that educates but also attracts young people
3 October 2005 | by smok22andthensomeSee all my reviews

It has a real Hollywood psychological thriller feel to it, which will appeal to younger generations used to scary, shocker-flashback movies with surreal, supernatural twists.

Though the main character's "dream" sequences were gripping and sometimes harrowing, they weren't too much for me to take (and I hate scary movies) nor were they at all graphic, violent or gory. Those "visions" were frightening in what they implied, and most only pieced together in my mind afterward.

There is one heck of a twist at the end in the courtroom. Critics and reviewers are saying this movie meets its stated goals: educating while gripping the audience, not being preachy or propaganda, just telling it like it is. I agree.

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