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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
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Color (HDCAM)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Not to be confused with The Tall Man from Phantasm (1979) and sequels, played by Angus Scrimm. This film isn't related with "Phantasm" franchise. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[first lines]
Sheriff Chestnut: Not a single thing.
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Connections

Referenced in Viande d'origine française (2009) See more »

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The Tall Man rocks... I just adored it...
18 June 2012 | by julia-loftingSee all my reviews

I won't tell a damn thing about the plot. It'd be criminal. I finally watched the long expected Tall Man in Cannes... Wow... I just can't understand the few reserved US reviews published on the net. This movie is amazingly brilliant. Absolutely not what I had in mind... Laugier surprised me constantly... I found his new work totally original, personal and unique. It's also visually gorgeous!!! By the end of the movie, I was moved, shaken, stunned... I had to think about it a lot... It's still staying in my mind... How many films do that? Definitely from the same french genius who wrote and directed Martyrs. The Tall Man is a whole experience...So don't listen to the few horror fans who didn't get it. The Tall Man is not horror and is not gory... Who cares? It's just a wonderful (and completely twisted) emotional thriller that make you feel and think... Also, you have never seen Jessica Biel that good... Man, I adored this movie... Pascal rocks!


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