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Shimmer Lake (2017)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 9 June 2017 (USA)
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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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Oren Uziel

Writer:

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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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

Zeke Sikes: [lecturing her in squad car] I'm not asking people to be perfect, Sal. Everybody makes mistakes. God knows I'm no exception. But everybody thinks that they can do whatever the hell they want with no repercussions whatsoever. And what is the point of being the only clean person in a town that's completely dirty?
Sally Sikes: When I'm dirty, my mom gives me a bath.
Zeke Sikes: Yeah. Well... that's what I'm doing. I'm giving this town a bath.
Sally Sikes: Bath time!
[siren wailing]
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Jazzy Cossacks
Written and Performed by Joseph Trapanese
Courtesy of Blue Bonsai Music
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Funny dark comedy.
14 June 2017 | by HorrorFlickFanaticSee all my reviews

I'm not sure why this film is considered a crime-drama. It is really a dark comedy and mystery told in reverse chronological order. It's certainly not a serious crime-drama at all. Unlike most comedies of this sort that make local police look like the buffoons and the FBI agents the serious crime fighters. This film spins things around by making the FBI the buffoons. The exception is the sheriff's sidekick who doesn't seem to get a chance to sit shotgun with his partner in the squad car. Almost always relegated to the back seat.

I thought it was creative and funny.


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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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