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Godspeed (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 13 June 2009 (USA)
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"Godspeed" is an intense, dramatic thriller set in the lingering light of the Alaskan midnight sun. Charlie Shepard is a modern day faith healer, a man who claims that if you let go and ... See full summary »


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Cory Knauf (story), Joseph McKelheer (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph McKelheer ... Charlie Shepard
Cory Knauf ... Luke Roberts
Courtney Halverson ... Sarah Roberts
Ed Lauter ... Mitch
Jessie Ward ... Rebecca Shepard
Hallock Beals Hallock Beals ... Tim
Lynn Adrianna ... Belle (as Lynn A. Freedman)
Ben Loosli Ben Loosli ... James Shepard
Ron Holmstrom ... Oscar
June Eck June Eck ... Lorelei
Bob Pond Bob Pond ... Lorelei's Husband
Frank Loosli Frank Loosli ... Mr. Sykes
Wendy Young Wendy Young ... Diner Waitress
Trygg Ramstad Trygg Ramstad ... Davey Iverson
Jake Moore Jake Moore ... Kid In Field (as Jacob Moore)


"Godspeed" is an intense, dramatic thriller set in the lingering light of the Alaskan midnight sun. Charlie Shepard is a modern day faith healer, a man who claims that if you let go and believe, then his power to heal is very real indeed. Living a hand-to-mouth, blue collar existence with his wife Rebecca and young son, Charlie ekes out a meager living from his "healing" sessions. With his marriage failing, and an old drinking habit coming back to haunt him, his family is brutally murdered by unknown assailants for seemingly no reason whatsoever. Six months later, Charlie has abandoned his former life and the house his family lived in, moving through the days' slow existence more like a ghost than a man. But then a young, mysterious girl named Sarah appears in town, and seeks out Charlie. She will become the link to his family's killings and to the murderers themselves, ultimately leading to tragic, violent consequences for all. "Godspeed" is a film that explores faith, grief, and the... Written by Stanley Orson

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Release Date:

13 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bloody Revenge - Die Letzte Konsequenz See more »

Filming Locations:

Anchorage, Alaska, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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[first lines]
Sarah Roberts: There's a darkness bourne of the centuries, bourne of the pain that it takes to live the day. It's long lost on the ages, but it courses through everybody's blood. I guess even mine. Now, after all of this, I've come to wonder why we're so surprised when it wells up and bursts back into the light of our lives - and we've know all along, it's wrapped up in us, dug deep into the fibers of our own flesh. I'd eat it away if I could. We all would. But then, we'd only be half a person, ...
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Written & Performed by Lissie
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Insanely tacky dialogue ruined the film.
18 May 2010 | by aeon_staticSee all my reviews

The premise of this film was more than adequate. The actors were adequate.

The body of writing was not. At all.

He stands there, his back faced to her. She runs a monologue about how jealous she was of his wife. Not only is the whole long-monologue-to-a- person's-back thing REALLY teenage-soap-opera corny, but every single one of her lines in the speech was forced. It sounded like she was reading a script, not saying it from her heart - and it wasn't the fault of the actress. I was actually impressed by her delivery, because the lines were just really, really bad.

And it's like that throughout every important part of this film.

When the brother is preaching to his communion of teenagers? YIKES. Just wow.

Screenwriter needs to go back to the drawing board with how he writes dialogue. He sucks. Bad.

Everything else about this film was alright. Actually, everything else was way above average for a small-budget film.


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