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Above Ground (2017)

TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 26 August 2017 (USA)
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A divorcée's love for her ex-husband pulls her into a deadly crime ring when he goes missing, and the local authorities refuse to search for him.


Thomas Rennier





Cast overview, first billed only:
Clayne Crawford ... Thad
M.J. Brackin ... Julie
Heather Roop ... Gayle Benson
Ken Hudson Campbell ... Private Detective Jake Liebig
Robert Leeshock ... Sheriff Crane
Andie Bottrell Andie Bottrell ... Brenda
Todd Gillenardo ... Michael Hurt
Ducon Williams Ducon Williams ... Clint Keener (as Ducon Guillermos)
Reagan Drake ... Forensics Intern
Jerry-Mac Johnston Jerry-Mac Johnston ... Farmer
Lyle Foster Lyle Foster ... Motel Manager
Rodney Wiseman Rodney Wiseman ... Wig Man
Nathan Shelton ... Lab Technician
Debbie Sutcliffe ... Trailer Owner
Elaine Jenkins Elaine Jenkins ... Fisherwoman


Recently divorced Thad Sitter (Clayne Crawford) works part-time at a weight loss clinic in southwest Missouri, but the real money comes from moonlighting as a go-between for his boss, weight loss guru Gayle Benson (Heather Roop), and her illegal diet pill suppliers. It's all working out until the suppliers raise their rates, and Gayle murders them, forcing Thad to dispose of the evidence. Meanwhile, Thad's ex-wife, Julie (M.J. Brackin), is fresh off a messy breakup with Sheriff Crane (Robert Leeshock) after realizing she's still in love with Thad. When the jealous Sheriff gets wind of the murders, he decides to implicate Thad in an attempt to have Julie all to himself. Now a threat to exposing Gayle's operation, Thad has no choice but to go into hiding as he is pursued by his former boss and the law. Julie enlists the help of private investigator Jake Liebig (Ken Hudson Campbell), who begins unraveling the mystery behind the murders and Thad's sudden disappearance. But the closer ... Written by Genesius

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Mistakes are hard to hide in the middle of nowhere.


Crime | Drama | Thriller



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Director Thomas Rennier and writer Christopher Rennier are brothers who previously collaborated on the 2013 film Lionhead staring Michael Madsen. See more »

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Wow...that was BAD.
22 December 2018 | by gfaviereSee all my reviews

I've never written a review here before but I felt compelled to do my part to make sure nobody has to waste 90 minutes of their life like I did. Writing was brutal and I've never seen worse acting than M.J. Brackin's...ever.

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26 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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Greenfield, Missouri, USA

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