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Harper's Island 

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Harper's Island was once the scene of a gruesome series of murders. Now, seven years later, family and friends gather on the island for a wedding, but one by one they begin to die.


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Series cast summary:
Elaine Cassidy ...  Abby Mills 13 episodes, 2009
Christopher Gorham ...  Henry Dunn 13 episodes, 2009
Matt Barr ...  Christopher 'Sully' Sullivan 13 episodes, 2009
Gina Holden ...  Shea Allen 13 episodes, 2009
Katie Cassidy ...  Trish Wellington 13 episodes, 2009
Cassandra Sawtell ...  Madison Allen 13 episodes, 2009
Brandon Jay McLaren ...  Danny Brooks 13 episodes, 2009
C.J. Thomason ...  Jimmy Mance 11 episodes, 2009
Jim Beaver ...  Sheriff Charlie Mills 11 episodes, 2009
Adam Campbell ...  Cal Vandeusen 11 episodes, 2009
Cameron Richardson ...  Chloe Carter 10 episodes, 2009
Claudette Mink ...  Katherine Wellington 9 episodes, 2009
Amber Borycki ...  Beth Barrington 9 episodes, 2009
Dean Chekvala ...  J.D. Dunn 8 episodes, 2009
Ali Liebert ...  Nikki Bolton 8 episodes, 2009
Beverley Elliott ...  Maggie Krell 8 episodes, 2009
Chris Gauthier ...  Malcolm Ross 8 episodes, 2009
David Lewis ...  Richard Allen 7 episodes, 2009
Ben Cotton ...  Shane Pierce 7 episodes, 2009
Richard Burgi ...  Thomas Wellington 5 episodes, 2009
Nicholas Carella ...  Deputy Lillis 5 episodes, 2009
Sean Rogerson ...  Joel Booth 6 episodes, 2009


Harper's Island was once the scene of a gruesome series of murders. Now, seven years later, family and friends gather on the island for a wedding, but one by one they begin to die.

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13 weeks. 25 suspects. 1 killer.


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Did You Know?


Co-executive producer Dan Shotz stated that finding someone for the role of Abby Mills was the most difficult part of casting, with hundreds of actresses auditioning. Elaine Cassidy was found after her self made audition tape was sent from London to Los Angeles, four days before filming on the pilot presentation began. See more »


Referenced in Séries express: Episode #1.4 (2008) See more »

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Really draws you in!
8 June 2009 | by BamBamShootShootSee all my reviews

When I first started watching this show, I was thinking 'yeah, sure, whatever, everyone's dying who cares.' As the season keeps going, I get more and more hooked. I thought it was slow the first two episodes, but man, was I sorrily mistaken. It's one of the best shows on TV. I would watch it over almost anything.

When the pilot was aired, I just told myself that it was a stupid show about some people who are too stupid to notice people dying. My friend convinced me to watch the second episode, and I am so glad she did! Each episode of this show draws you in more and more. It's very fast-paced and dramatic. Though it can be a little bit cheesy, the shocking murders really make up for it. The actors and actresses were also better than I thought they would be.

This show keeps you on the edge of your seat, and will always have you thinking. It is hard to point the finger at one person when there are so many people who are seemingly guilty.

I'm not even a huge fan of the blood and guts, but this show really knows what's up! I would recommend it for anyone who is into horror films in the slightest! It's well worth it.

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Release Date:

9 April 2009 (USA) See more »

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(13 episodes)

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1.78 : 1
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