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The Tall Man (2012)

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When her child goes missing, a mother looks to unravel the legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children.

Director:

Pascal Laugier

Writer:

Pascal Laugier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Biel ... Julia Denning
Jodelle Ferland ... Jenny
Stephen McHattie ... Lieutenant Dodd
William B. Davis ... Sheriff Chestnut
Samantha Ferris ... Tracy
Colleen Wheeler ... Mrs. Johnson
Eve Harlow ... Christine
Janet Wright ... Trish
Ferne Downey Ferne Downey ... Lady / Mrs. Parker Leigh
John Mann ... Douglas
Teach Grant ... Steven
Garwin Sanford ... Robert
Jakob Davies ... David
Lucas Myers Lucas Myers ... Deputy Campbell
Pat Henman Pat Henman ... Nurse at police Infirmary
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Storyline

This film is about a legend that has been started by the town folk of Cold Rock. Since the children in the town have been going missing, people have said it's an entity known as 'The Tall Man' who has been taking them. Julia Denning (Jssica Biel) is the local nurse whose husband died years earlier. She is soon personally involved as her child is taken. She tries to track down where the child is taken, but finds that there's more to what's happening than she knew. The towns-folk start to turn on her and the truth comes out. But there's still more to the story - who is 'The Tall Man'? And what is the truth behind the disappearances? Written by U.N. Owen

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Fear Takes a New Shape


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Rated R for violence and terror, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Shadow of the Tall Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Salmo, British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Budget:

$18,200,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Color (HDCAM)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Inspired on the legend of Slenderman, that it eventually generated Slender Man (2018). See more »

Goofs

During the dog attack, the arm the dog is biting changes from right to left multiple times between shots. See more »

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[first lines]
Sheriff Chestnut: Not a single thing.
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Featured in Made in France (2015) See more »

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great treat for cinema lovers
3 August 2012 | by pabs75-440-765367See all my reviews

This is simply an excellent movie. It portrays a good story that is cleverly presented. I would say it's one of those movies to ponder for some time, and that alone is enough reason to watch it. Obviously I have to say that the score here doesn't do it justice at all, but anyway, it seems that many people have lost the eye for a good story. The acting is great, perhaps the best asset of the film. Jessica Biel stands out with her performance, which is intense and totally committed. Her character is nicely built and the twists of the story will not let you down. This is not a classic horror flick, but it doesn't come short of thrills and cliffhanger moments. I particularly like a story that makes room for imagination, the type of films that don't give you everything on a silver plate, and this is one of those movies. I have watched a previous movie by Lugier, 'Martyrs', which I would recommend to people who are always in for extreme emotions, but most importantly, this director is not out to please, but to tell a good story and leave a mark on the viewers. 100% recommended.


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