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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.

Director:

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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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lago Shimmer See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Color

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2.4:1
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Trivia

Reunites Rob Corddry (Kurt Bilmore) and John Michale Higgins (Judge Brad Dawkins) from multiple episodes of the TV sitcom Community (2009) where they played Alan Connor and Prof. Whitman, respectively. (Although they weren't in any episodes together.) They were also in Rapture-Palooza (2013) together. See more »

Goofs

At approximately 43 minutes in (during the "Wednesday" segment), we see a front shot of Zeke talking to the FBI men, and he is not wearing sunglasses. A moment later, the camera changes to a rear shot and we can see that Zeke now is wearing sunglasses. 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

Jazzy Cossacks
Written and Performed by Joseph Trapanese
Courtesy of Blue Bonsai Music
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Tight little thriller worth a view
10 June 2017 | by ejr-4See all my reviews

Read the plot summary, "OK, structured like Memento, let's see if it's original." Started out fair with nothing very compelling. Seemed like a standard small town crime story with nothing new beyond the backwards- in-time format. But definitely picks up along the way. Got more interested as I watched and it ultimately paid off very well! The structure truly served the plot and was not just applied to make it seem creative. It was inventive, tautly paced, well cut and an appropriate length. Give it a shot. You might even want to watch it again. I plan to.


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