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The Killer Inside Me (2010)

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A West Texas Deputy Sheriff is slowly unmasked as a psychotic killer.

Writers:

John Curran, Jim Thompson (novel)
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Casey Affleck ... Lou Ford
Kate Hudson ... Amy Stanton
Jessica Alba ... Joyce Lakeland
Ned Beatty ... Chester Conway
Elias Koteas ... Joe Rothman
Tom Bower ... Sheriff Bob Maples
Simon Baker ... Howard Hendricks
Bill Pullman ... Billy Boy Walker
Brent Briscoe ... Bum / Stranger
Matthew Maher ... Deputy Jeff Plummer
Liam Aiken ... Johnnie Pappas
Jay R. Ferguson ... Elmer Conway
Ali Nazary Ali Nazary ... Max Pappas
Blake Lindsley ... Waitress
Zach Josse Zach Josse ... Lou - 13 (as Zachary Josse)
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Storyline

Sadism and masochism beneath a veneer of revenge. Lou Ford is a mild-mannered sheriff's deputy in a Texas oil town in the mid 1950's. His boss sends him to roust a prostitute living in a rural house. She slaps him; he hits her, then, after daily sex for the next few weeks, he decides it's love. She's devoted to him and becomes his pawn in a revenge plot she thinks is to shakedown the son of Chester Conway, the town's wealthy king of construction. Lou has a different plan, and bodies pile up as murder leads to murder. The district attorney suspects Lou, and Conway may have an inkling, but Lou stays cool. Is love, or at least peace, in the cards? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing brutal violence, aberrant sexual content and some graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Katherine Heigl, Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman, and Sienna Miller were all considered to play Amy Stanton. See more »

Goofs

When Lou finds Joyce's handgun she says she "has a permit" for it. Texas has never required permits to own a gun, and until 1995 did not require permits to carry a concealed handgun. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sheriff Bob Maples: Name of Joyce Lakeland. Lives about four or five miles out on Derrick Road past the old Branch place.
Lou Ford: Oh, I know the old Branch place. She a hustling lady, Bob?
Sheriff Bob Maples: Well, I guess so, but she's - she's been pretty decent about it.
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One Hand Loose
Written by Joe D. Chastain, Charlie Feathers (as Charlie A. Feathers) and Jerry D. Huffman
Performed by Charlie Feathers
Courtesy of Gusto-King Records and Fort Knox Music Inc. c/o Carlin America Inc. and Trio Music Company c/o Bug Music
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compelling portrait of a sociopath in an engrossing thriller‏
7 December 2010 | by antoniotiernoSee all my reviews

Casey Affleck (Ben Affleck's younger brother) delivers a stunning performance as a psychopathic deputy sheriff; when his charming and well mannered guy appearance disappears the audience's shown violence both "ordinary" and of sexual kind. There's absolutely nothing voyeuristic in these scenes, difficult to see though they might be, on the contrary they're the moments where the movie really gets to make an impact on the viewers. The narrative's very gripping and Winterbottom's story manages to strongly connect on an emotional level. All the characters appear to have a "proximity" to the audience. On the whole the film always makes a strong impact and keeps the noir atmosphere required, furthermore its ability to shock is the key for being truthful and compelling.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,083, 20 June 2010

Gross USA:

$217,277

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,052,191
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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