A Distant Thunder (2005) - Plot Summary Poster


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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 secrets are exposed, the culmination is a shocking twist that reveals the chilling truth.


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  • Wander into the halls of a desperate, deluded mind, and you can be sure much will surprise you.

    Ann Brown is a prosecutor in the D.A.'s office, and on the surface appears a powerful, successful woman who knows where she's going. But inside she's fighting desperately to keep her sanity from unraveling.

    Nonetheless, after Ann's controversial win in a double-homicide case that is sure to set precedents, she is approached by her superior, who offers her *another* complex murder case -- one that seems to challenge everything Ann holds sacred, so she is hesitant to accept it.

    Only a frightening encounter with the accused murderer's attorney convinces Ann she *has* to press forward on this challenge... until she discovers that this new case, like none before, presents horrific possibilities that would challenge *anyone's* sanity -- and certainly one with the increasingly tormenting delusions that Ann is having!

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