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Shimmer Lake (2017)

TV-MA | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 9 June 2017 (USA)
An inventive crime thriller told backwards -- reversing day by day through a week -- following a local sheriff's quest to unlock the mystery of three small town criminals and a bank heist gone wrong.

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Oren Uziel

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Oren Uziel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benjamin Walker ... Zeke Sikes
Rainn Wilson ... Andy Sikes
Stephanie Sigman ... Steph Burton
John Michael Higgins ... Judge Brad Dawkins
Mark Rendall ... Chris Morrow
Rob Corddry ... Kurt Biltmore
Ron Livingston ... Kyle Walker
Wyatt Russell ... Ed Burton
Adam Pally ... Reed Ethington
Matthew Evans Landry ... Meth Billy (as Matt Landry)
Isabel Dove Isabel Dove ... Sally Sikes
Neil Whitely ... Harris
Angela Vint Angela Vint ... Martha Sikes
Julie Khaner ... Mrs. Dawkins
Pasqualina Cardu Pasqualina Cardu ... Field Reporter
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An inventive crime thriller told backwards -- reversing day by day through a week -- following a local sheriff's quest to unlock the mystery of three small town criminals and a bank heist gone wrong.

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shimmer Lake See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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2.4:1
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Trivia

Was listed on the 2009 Black List. A list of the "most liked" unmade scripts in Hollywood. See more »

Goofs

The Sherrifs cruiser license plate carries the Ohio county number 85, which is Warren County. The deputy's uniform patch reads Rengo County, there is no Rengo County in Ohio. See more »

Quotes

Sally Sikes: I thought you wasn't hungry.
Zeke Sikes: [devouring a banana] Oh, I'm starving.
Sally Sikes: Then why didn't you eat Mommy's breakfast?
Zeke Sikes: Because if I ate your mommy's breakfast, I'd end up a fat fucking bastard like everybody else in this town. Let's just pretend Uncle Zeke didn't say that, okay?
Sally Sikes: Okay.
Reed Ethington: [walking up to the squad car] Hey, Sally.
Zeke Sikes: Do you mind if we drop her off at school on the way to work?
Reed Ethington: No, not at all.
Sally Sikes: Get in the back, you fat fuckin' bastard!
Reed Ethington: Excuse me?
[...]
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Soundtracks

Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
Written by Kevin Parker
Performed by Tame Impala
Published by BMG Platinum Songs (BMI) / BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd.
All rights adnimistered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
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Better than its rating for sure!
22 January 2019 | by rob2018See all my reviews

It's smart, funny, dark and succinct. Makes you use your brain a bit as you rethink the previous scenes with each newfound bit of information. I was pleasantly entertained and actually laughed out loud several times. A hidden gem of a movie that deserves much better than the 6.2 rating it currently has. I'm starting to lose faith in the IMDb rating system.


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