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The Suspect (2013)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 23 January 2014 (USA)
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Two African American social scientists pose as bank robbers in an effort to understand the racial dynamics of small-town law enforcement. However, their experiment takes an unplanned, deadly turn.

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Stuart Connelly

Writer:

Stuart Connelly (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Mekhi Phifer ... The Suspect
William Sadler ... Sheriff Dixon
Sterling K. Brown ... The Other Suspect
Derek Roché ... Deputy Riley
James McCaffrey ... Polaski Sheriff
Rebecca Creskoff ... Shannon
Lizzy DeClement ... Heather
Bernadette Quigley ... Meredith
Luke Robertson ... Printer
Marisa Brown ... Motel Receptionist
Denny Dale Bess ... Truck Driver (as Denny Bess)
Carla Corvo ... Truck Driver's Girlfriend
Mark Barthmaier ... Cashier
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Bagnell ... First Polaski Cop
Mary Jo Barthmaier Mary Jo Barthmaier ... Voice of Mrs. Noble
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Two African American social scientists pose as bank robbers in an effort to understand the racial dynamics of small-town law enforcement. However, their experiment takes an unplanned, deadly turn.

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Goofs

When the Sheriff is talking to the deputy at about 18 minutes or so, I noticed that the rank insignia they wear is not correct for their rank in the department. They are wearing Army rank insignia on their epaulets and the deputy is wearing Corporal rank which is a higher rank than the rank the Sheriff is wearing, which is Private First Class. It should be the other way around since the Sheriff is supposed to be higher in rank. Oops. See more »

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Happy Endings
Written by Stephen Coates
Performed by The Real Tuesday Weld
Produced by The Clerkenwell Kid
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Kept My Attention
13 November 2013 | by featheredsunSee all my reviews

This film has merits and problems, both, but in the end, it keeps your attention and makes you care about the characters and how the story is going to end.

The acting is pretty solid and the pace is lean and appropriate.

So it succeeds at a basic level.

AND the subject matter is thought-provoking. This reviewer found himself looking at situations and behaviour with a keen eye toward subtext and meaning. I can't say more without spoiling it.

As other reviewers have said, this is best viewed with a minimal or no previous understanding of the plot. Just enjoy the ride.


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English

Release Date:

23 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Elverson, Pennsylvania, USA

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