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A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between a serial killing spree and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Director:

Jonas Åkerlund

Writer:

Dave Callaham (as David Callaham)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Quaid ... Aidan Breslin
Ziyi Zhang ... Kristin
Lou Taylor Pucci ... Alex Breslin
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Stingray
Barry Shabaka Henley ... Tuck
Patrick Fugit ... Corey
Eric Balfour ... Taylor
Paul Dooley ... Father Whiteleather
Thomas Mitchell ... Thug
Liam James ... Sean Breslin
Chelcie Ross ... Police Chief Krupa
Manfred Maretzki Manfred Maretzki ... Bob
Arne MacPherson Arne MacPherson ... Navratil
David Dastmalchian ... Terrence
Peter Stormare ... David Spitz
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Storyline

Aidan Breslin is a bitter detective emotionally distanced from his two young sons following the untimely death of his devoted wife. While investigating a series of murders of rare violence, he discovers a terrifying link between a chain of murders and the Biblical prophecies concerning the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death. Written by anonymous

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Four victims. Four painful secrets. See more »


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Rated R for grisly and disturbing content, some sexual images and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2009 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Horseman See more »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Neal McDonough was originally cast as Krupa and shot all of his scenes. After almost a year there were reshoots in Chicago which involved all McDonough's scenes; he was not available so Chelcie Ross replaced him. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Detective R. Rodriguez (Clifton Collins Jr.) is reading "the great day of his wrath has come" from his monitor to Detective A. Breslin (both are seating at their desks), Breslin's monitor is off, yet a few seconds later you can see someone's AIM buddy list on it. See more »

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[first lines]
Det. Aidan J. Breslin: Hi there.
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References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Maiden, Mother & Crone
Performed by The Sword
Written by John D. Cronise and Kyle Shutt
Published by Blood of Kings Music/Stop Moping Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Kemado Records, Inc.
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Dark intrigue plenty of religious elements and grisly killings
12 February 2011 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This frightening and suspenseful thriller concerns about an unsettling and bitter cop emotionally affected for the death of his devoted wife by cancer , being trapped into a dark and tenebrous environment . It's a stirring and moving story full of twists and turns ; however being pretty claustrophobic . This exciting picture contains thrills, chills, plot twists, action-filled and lots of gore and guts . The movie centers on a Detective named Aidan Breslin (Dennis Quaid) , an expert on forensic Odontology , as his chief (Chelcie Ross) assigns him to investigate a weird chain of murders that bear a rare marks on trees and surrounding. The ominous killings have a rare phrases as ¨ We are nothing ¨ from Exodus 1,5 and ¨Come and see¨ , as he finds out it proceeds from Book of Revelation of the apostle Saint Joan . Meanwhile , Aidan holds a problematic relationship to his oldest son named Alex ( Lou Taylor Pucci) . Investigating a series of murders of strange violence, he discovers a horrifying link between himself , his dark secrets and the suspects that seem to be based on the Biblical prophecies dealing with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death ; resulting to be the leader a horseman riding a white horse. Breslin is helped by a tough inspector ( Henry Collins Jr) and a forensic expert ( Barry Shabaka).

In the picture there are psychological issues , plot twists, emotion, mystery , spooky sets and a little bit of gore. The movie turns out to be a crossover between the religious intrigue from ¨Crimson rivers : Angel of Apocalypse ¨ , the suspension tortures from ¨The cell¨, investigations means of ¨CSI¨, and ¨Seven¨ thriller. From the beginning of the film until the end the suspense and intrigue is unstopped . The creepy images of wide range from the genuinely eerie to the bizarre along with scary and amazing frames . It's predictable but also its predictability is redeemed for some extraordinary surprises and in part by the charismatic acting from the main protagonists . Acceptable performance by Dennis Quaid as unlucky Inspector who distances from his two sons and good support cast formed by Ziyi Zhang, Patrick Fugit , Peter Stormare , Eric Balfour and Paul Dooley , among others . Thrilling musical score fitting to action and tension by Jan Kaczmarek who formerly won an Academy Award for ¨Finding Neverland ¨. The flick is middlingly directed by Jonas Akerlund , a Videoclip-maker in his first and only picture. The movie obtained a bit of success but failed at the box office. Rating : 5,5 . The motion picture will appeal to religious thriller buffs and dark atmosphere enthusiasts.


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