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Northern Lights (2009)

Nate Burns accepts a job as chief of police in Lunacy, Alaska, hoping to to get away from the traumatic death of his partner back in Baltimore. He meets Meg, an independent bush pilot, whose father is found dead in a mountain cave.

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Mike Robe

Writers:

Janet Brownell (teleplay), Nora Roberts (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
LeAnn Rimes ... Meg Galligan
Eddie Cibrian ... Nate Burns
Greg Lawson ... Ed Woolcott
Rosanna Arquette ... Charlene Galligan
Jayne Eastwood ... Mayor Hopp
William MacDonald ... Deputy Otto Gruber
Christianne Hirt ... Carrie Hawbacker
Adrian Hough ... John
Billy Merasty Billy Merasty ... Jacob
David Lawrence Brown ... Max Hawbacker (as David Brown)
Marty Antonini Marty Antonini ... Bing
Justin Michael Carriere Justin Michael Carriere ... Jim Mackie (as Justin Michael Carrier)
David Cowley David Cowley ... Bill Mackie
Alex Arsenault Alex Arsenault ... Stephen Thompson (as Alexander Arsenault)
Rod Heatherington Rod Heatherington ... Sgt. Coben
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Storyline

Nate Burns, a former Baltimore city homicide detective, is the new police chief in sleepy Lunacy, Alaska. The job comes with a free room in the 'lodge', the town's multi-purpose inn, pub etcetera run by 'loose' flirter Charlene Galligan. Sole deputy Otto Gruber is among the failed local applicants. Shortly after Nate gets on sensual-bickering terms with Charlene's fickle, estranged daughter, pilot Meg, lost mountaineers find the frozen corps of Meg's dad Pat, missing for 15 years. State police sergeant Coben dubiously claims jurisdiction and flies out the body. Nate soon discovers nothing is as it seems after Lunatic newspaper editor Max Hawbacker is found shot, with a fake suicide PC note 'I killed Pat'. Uncovering more past secret proves dangerous for dogs, Nate and his job. Written by KGF Vissers

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nora Roberts' Northern Lights See more »

Filming Locations:

Bragg Creek, Alberta, Canada See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

It was on the set of Northern Lights he met his current wife, LeAnn Rimes. See more »

Goofs

When the computer screen is shown with the suicide note on it, there is no period after 'hell'. When Burns shows the printout of the note, there is a period. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Cant they make a decent movie??
22 August 2009 | by RenracSee all my reviews

"They keep taking Nora Roberts and pairing her wonderful novels to barely anything at all. Why does a mediocre guy like Nicholas Sparks get all of his novels on the big screen and Nora gets no special treatment beyond stunt casting?"

I agree with this sentiment 100%.

I read a lot, always have. I've never been a big romance or mystery lover but the first time i picked up a Nora Roberts novel I absolutely loved it and have read every book of hers I could find overseas since. I especially like her titles under her J.D. Rob pseudonym. The In Death line of books are fantastic! I just wish they could take such wonderful work.. and make a movie of at least near equal quality.


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