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Bag of Bones 

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | TV Mini-Series (2011)
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After his wife's sudden death, a best selling author returns to his cabin retreat where he receives paranormal visitations and becomes involved in a custody battle.
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Series cast summary:
Pierce Brosnan ...  Mike Noonan 2 episodes, 2011
Melissa George ...  Mattie Devore 2 episodes, 2011
Annabeth Gish ...  Jo Noonan 2 episodes, 2011
Anika Noni Rose ...  Sara Tidwell 2 episodes, 2011
Matt Frewer ...  Sid Noonan 2 episodes, 2011
Jason Priestley ...  Marty 2 episodes, 2011
Caitlin Carmichael ...  Kyra Devore 2 episodes, 2011
Peter MacNeill ...  Bill Dean 2 episodes, 2011
William Schallert ...  Max Devore 2 episodes, 2011
Deborah Grover ...  Rogette Whitmore 2 episodes, 2011
Jefferson Mappin ...  Buddy Jellison 2 episodes, 2011
Deborah Allen Deborah Allen ...  Brenda Meserve 2 episodes, 2011
Cienna Prendergast Cienna Prendergast ...  Kisha Tidwell 2 episodes, 2011
Gary Levert Gary Levert ...  Deputy George Footman 2 episodes, 2011
David Sheftell ...  Young Max Devore 2 episodes, 2011
Shane Anderson Shane Anderson ...  Lance Devore 2 episodes, 2011
Joel Freckelton Joel Freckelton ...  Harold Noonan 2 episodes, 2011
Gregory Penney Gregory Penney ...  Young Normal Jellison 2 episodes, 2011
Geordie Brown Geordie Brown ...  Young Edgar White 2 episodes, 2011
Aja Deeble Aja Deeble ...  Dean Daughter 2 episodes, 2011
Fiona Forsythe Fiona Forsythe ...  Jellison Daughter 2 episodes, 2011
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Bestselling novelist Mike Noonan, unable to cope after his wife's sudden death, returns to the couple's lakeside retreat in Maine, where he becomes involved in a custody battle between a young widow and her child's enormously wealthy grandfather. Mike inexplicably receives mysterious ghostly visitations, escalating nightmares and the realization that his late wife still has something to tell him. Written by nitorch

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Beware the lake.


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Pierce Brosnan and Matt Frewer also appeared together in The Fourth Protocol (1987) See more »

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When Noonan touches the tree with his right hand and gets hurt by whatever, he jogs away and in the next scene his left hand is in pain. See more »

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Referenced in Gerald's Game (2017) See more »

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Pierce Brosnan for the Win
18 December 2011 | by tonya-jarrettSee all my reviews

I watched Bag of Bones straight through today and after sifting through all of the negativity, here and elsewhere, my thoughts are that while execution of the plot elements were pretty clunky at times, Pierce Brosnan was absolutely brilliant and engaging. The child who played Kyra was precocious and sweet without being annoying, and Anika Noni Rose (a Broadway actress) as Sara Tidwell is very effective. I'm irritated that reviews I've read have dismissed the novel as well, as being "blah". I haven't read it since its original publishing but my memories of it are quite good. It is one of my favorite of King's novels. The quasi father/daughter relationship between Noonan and Kyra is as touching as, maybe even a precursor of, the father in Duma Key. When you care about the people in the story, the supernatural elements are that much more shocking.

I also think people get too hung up on wanting a film adaptation to adhere to everything in the novel they love (and I have been guilty of this myself). However, I saw what was good about it. Enjoyment was definitely had.

That said, as far as films about ghosts wanting revenge goes, I wish it had been as perverse as a favorite of mine, Ghost Story (which is somewhat similar. The novel on which it was based was written by King's colleague on The Talisman, Peter Straub).


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11 December 2011 (USA) See more »

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