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A Distant Thunder (2005)

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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 »

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Jonathan Flora

Writer:

Jonathan Flora
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Cast

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
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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, 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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It's Getting Closer...

Genres:

Short | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 2005 (USA) See more »

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Thought Provoking, But Ruined By Bad Acting
24 April 2007 | by proppenatorSee all my reviews

Before I saw this movie, I was a person that would always argue pro-choice. After I watched this movie with my religion class, I was forced to rethink my position. Though I would say I am pro-choice still, this movie educated me in the horrors of partial-birth abortion. Never have I seen a movie that made me think this hard about where I stand on an issue.

That being said, I am shocked at all the rave reviews the actors are receiving. I personally though the acting, especially from the lead actress, was atrocious. The defense attorney was decent, and the judge had little else to say but "sustatined", but the main character was played by someone with the skill of a mediocre high school play actress.

As for the twist at the end, it was a good one, and it shocked most of the people I watched this movie with. Unfortunately, there were a few of us, myself included, that could see it coming from a mile away. The movie dropped a few too many hints as to what was coming.


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