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In the Electric Mist (2009)

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A detective in post-Katrina New Orleans has a series of surreal encounters with a troop of friendly Confederate soldiers while investigating serial killings of local prostitutes, a 1965 lynching, and corrupt local businessmen.

Director:

Bertrand Tavernier

Writers:

Jerzy Kromolowski (screenplay), Mary Olson-Kromolowski (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Lee Jones ... Dave Robicheaux
John Goodman ... Julie 'Baby Feet' Balboni
Peter Sarsgaard ... Elrod T. Sykes
Mary Steenburgen ... Bootsie Robicheaux
Kelly Macdonald ... Kelly Drummond
Justina Machado ... Rosie Gomez
Ned Beatty ... Twinky LeMoyne
James Gammon ... Ben Hebert
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Lou Girard
Levon Helm ... General John Bell Hood
Buddy Guy ... Sam 'Hogman' Patin
Julio Cesar Cedillo ... Cholo Manelli
Bernard Hocke ... Murphy Doucet
John Sayles ... Michael Goldman
Gary Grubbs ... Sheriff
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Storyline

Lt. Dave Robicheaux, a detective in New Iberia, Louisiana, is trying to link the murder of a local hooker to New Orleans mobster Julie (Baby Feet) Balboni, who is co-producer of a Civil War film. At the same time, after Elrod Sykes, the star of the film, reports finding another corpse in the Atchafalaya Swamp near the movie set, Robicheaux starts another investigation, believing the corpse to be the remains of a black man who he saw being murdered 35 years before. Written by anonymous

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No one can escape the sins of the past.


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Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The scene where the shooting is taking place outside the bar was in fact a real bar from the 1970's through the early 90's. This building is in St.Martin parish, 3 miles south of St.Martinville on HWY 347. Cock fighting was a big attraction there until the bar was closed a few years before cockfighting was banned in Louisiana. The building is abandoned now. See more »

Goofs

FBI agent Gomez uses a snub nose .38 caliber revolver on duty. FBI agents have a limited list of approved pistols. That list does not include any revolvers or .38 caliber weapons. See more »

Quotes

Twinky LeMoyne: Mr. Robicheaux, I cannot express to you how offensive you are.
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Alternate Versions

The film was taken away from its director, Bertrand Tavernier, in post-production, the producers preparing the edit of the film that was released in North America and the UK (running at 104 minutes). However, after the completion of the producers' cut of the film, Tavernier went back to the picture and created his own 'director's cut' of the film, running 117 minutes. This version of the film has been released widely in Europe, and is available on DVD (in an English-friendly version) in France and the Benelux countries. See more »

Connections

Follows Heaven's Prisoners (1996) See more »

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Mantras
Written by Eyez aka Jon Cedric Thomas
Performed by Eyez
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only thing missin is the gumbo
25 February 2014 | by bcheng93See all my reviews

how for the life of me that this movie only rated a 6.1 on IMDb is beyond me. OK, 6.1 would mean its a pretty decent movie but this movie is better then that. the 102 minutes of this movie passed by in a breeze it seems. the movie was so good i didn't want it to end. the portrayal of the bayou and its people were dead on. tommy lee doesn't do bad acting, he puts his all into every role, occasionally he just winds up in a bad movie but it wouldn't be his fault.

for you people out there who like a good murder mystery movie, here's one of the better ones. this movie was paced perfectly, not to slow or fast, the dialogue was great and u felt like u were in the bayou. there wasn't one bad actor in this movie, everybody did a bang up job. i just wish movies like just would just get its fair shot instead of going straight to DVD. there's so many crappy movies out there that have a higher rating then this one..., what a joke. people out there if u see this review, plz...plz give this movie a chance, u wouldn't regret it.


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Official Sites:

TFM Distribution [France]

Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,999,896
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD) | (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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