A shy investigator assumes the identity of a small town murder victim in order to solve her gruesome death.


Steve Anderson


Steve Anderson





Credited cast:
Olivia Thirlby ... Claire
Rachael Taylor ... Jessica
John Carroll Lynch ... Sheriff Mann
Jennifer Beals ... Vivian
Janina Gavankar ... Tina
Brendan Sexton III ... James
Nichelle Nichols ... Teresa
Raymond J. Barry ... Caretaker
Michael Rodrick ... Dr. Hardin
Jeff Marchelletta ... Tony
Kelsey Siepser ... Bianca
Jana Winternitz ... Vivian's Assistant
Hayley Derryberry ... Annie
Cris D'Annunzio ... Det. Novak
Kim Kendall ... Sylvia Hardin


Shy and reserved, Claire Decker, 30ish, is a part-time investigator for Social Services. Typically, she solves cases where senior citizens have died alone, leaving no indication of who must handle their estate. This time however, Claire is reluctantly drawn into a puzzling murder case. The local police have been unable to solve the horrific crime, or even decipher the victim's true identity. A beautiful and enigmatic young blond, known only as "The White Orchid," has been brutally murdered. As Claire is drawn deeper and more intimately into the dead woman's life, she finds herself taking dangerous chances and pushing personal and professional boundaries. As she gets closer to the truth, Claire must effectively become the charismatic "White Orchid" in order to solve the mysterious crime. Written by AnonymousB

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When Claire visits the Hotel Rex and orders a drink in the bar, she adds a redder color of lipstick after looking around at the other patrons. When she has a conversation with the bartender, her lipstick is back to its original pink color, then back to the red, a couple of times during their conversation. See more »

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It's Not That Bad
14 November 2018 | by FoutainoflifeSee all my reviews

This movie is a slow burn but clever. The acting was good, it's filmed well and if you can embrace the pace of it, it will hold your attention. The script needed a bit of work but it wasn't unbearable. I've seen where some folks didn't care for the way it ended but I liked it. I'd suggest it to my friends.

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19 July 2019 (USA) See more »

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Morro Bay, California, USA See more »

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