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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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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

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

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

Ed Burton: What the hell do you want from me, huh?
Steph Burton: For starters, you could accept responsibility for my son's death.
Ed Burton: You are never gonna get over it, are you?
Steph Burton: Get over it? It's not a cold, Ed.
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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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interesting dark comedy
25 June 2017 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

"Shimmer Lake" is a very enjoyable dark comedy from Netflix.

The story of a bank robbery is told backwards. When I started watching it, I thought it looked cheap. I don't think it cost a fortune. It concerns the local sheriff and his attempts to bring three bank robbers to justice - one of whom is his brother. The story goes in reverse day by day as we meet the different participants.

I thought the dialogue was funny, the actors were fine, and while it will remind some people of Fargo, it's no Fargo though it is good. And I loved the way it was wrapped up at the end.

Clever, funny, Netflix has redeemed itself after that awful thing Handsome.


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