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Texas Killing Fields (2011)

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In the Texas bayous, a local homicide detective teams up with a cop from New York City to investigate a series of unsolved murders.

Director:

Ami Canaan Mann

Writer:

Don Ferrarone (as Donald F. Ferrarone)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Worthington ... Mike Souder
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Brian Heigh
Jessica Chastain ... Pam Stall
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Little Ann Sliger
Jason Clarke ... Rule
Annabeth Gish ... Gwen Heigh
Sheryl Lee ... Lucie Sliger
Stephen Graham ... Rhino
Corie Berkemeyer Corie Berkemeyer ... Shauna Kittredge
Trenton Perez Trenton Perez ... White Kid (as Trenton Ryan Perez)
Maureen Brennan ... Mrs. Kittredge (as Maureen A. Brennan)
Tony Bentley ... Captain Bender
Becky Fly ... Neighbor
James Landry Hébert ... Eugene (as James Hébert)
John Neisler ... DPS Officer
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Storyline

Souder, a homicide detective in a small Texan town, and his partner, transplanted New York City cop Detective Heigh, track a sadistic serial killer dumping his victims' mutilated bodies in a nearby marsh locals call 'The Killing Fields'. Though the swampland crime scenes are outside their jurisdiction, Detective Heigh is unable to turn his back on solving the gruesome murders. Despite his partner's warnings, he sets out to investigate the crimes. Before long, the killer changes the game and begins hunting the detectives, teasing them with possible clues at the crime scenes while always remaining one step ahead. When familiar local girl Ann goes missing, the detectives find themselves racing against time to catch the killer and save the young girl's life.

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Once in... There's no way out.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fields See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,772, 16 October 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$45,282, 13 November 2011
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sheryl Lee (Lucie) and Chloë Grace Moretz (Ann) previously appeared together on the television show Dirty Sexy Money (2007). See more »

Goofs

Sam Worthington as Souder describes the Green Pontiac as having a dent in the back and having custom wheels. At that point in the movie there is no visible dent in the back of the Pontiac and the wheels are not custom, they are stock Pontiac wheels (on the Blu-ray and possibly on the DVD as well in pause mode, a viewer can clearly see the Pontiac logo of a red arrowhead on the hub of the wheels). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dispatcher: 7-Ida-06 over at Hal's Tire Shop. There's been a break-in.
Det. Mike Souder: 06 en route to the tire shop...
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Connections

Referenced in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2011 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Kiss Your Eyes
Composed by Patrick Ferris
Performed and arranged by The Americans
Additional Vocals by Ami Canaan Mann
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Strange (happenings)
23 May 2012 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

The movie itself is really on the verge of being really good. But it never quite reaches that top. Still it is a wonderful acted and photographed movie. The story keeps you on your toes (or the edge of your seat from time to time), though you sometimes wish there would be a clearer and easier to follow narrative. On the other hand you could argue that that is the strong point of the movie.

Being based on real events, this obviously had some high expectations to fill (read there was some notion from the real detectives, who were hoping to get new clues on happenings in that area, though I can't confirm if that is true or not). And it shouldn't matter or make a difference on what you think of the movie. Either you like it or you don't. No matter what is really going on. You can't put that kind of pressure on a low budget movie like this one.


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