A famous mystery writer sets out for revenge after a brutal attack.

Director:

Mikael Salomon

Writers:

Stephen King (story), Richard Christian Matheson (teleplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Bello ... Tess Thorne
Ann Dowd ... Ramona Norvell
Will Harris ... Lester
Joan Jett ... Betsy Neal
Olympia Dukakis ... Doreen
Jennifer Kydd Jennifer Kydd ... Patsy
Andre Myette Andre Myette ... Lester's Brother
Juanita Peters Juanita Peters ... Molly
Mary-Colin Chisholm ... Janine
Kim Parkhill Kim Parkhill ... Leslie
Deborah Allen Deborah Allen ... Doris
Tara Nicodemo ... Lady Cop
Roland Marko Simmonds Roland Marko Simmonds ... Cop
Mike Taylor Mike Taylor ... Limo Driver
Lee J. Campbell Lee J. Campbell ... Gun Store Owner
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Storyline

Driving home along a generally unused country road following a speaking engagement, famed mystery novelist Tess Thorne experiences a flat tire on her car. She accepts the help of who she believes is a good Samaritan who stops to help her, but who instead rapes her, leaving her submerged in shallow water in a drainage pipe as dead. She found out that he actually orchestrated her getting the flat tire just moments before the rape. Alive, she, in shock, is able to make her way home, but she does not go to the hospital, dealing with her wounds herself, does not call the police, or tell any of her friends or acquaintances how she sustained her obvious injuries. Once the issue of what happened to her settles into herself, she decides to use her skills as an investigative writer to find out the reason behind what happened - if she was a random or targeted victim - and especially if the latter, how best to use that information to her advantage. Using her stories' grandmotherly heroine, Doreen... Written by Huggo

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Murder is a two-way street. See more »


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The second film Maria Bello played in a Stephen King adaptation, the first being Secret Window (2004). See more »

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[last lines]
Lester: You don't think you'll get away with this, you bitch?
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Version of Big Driver (2014) See more »

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Maria Bello is a Superstar
6 October 2018 | by rbrbSee all my reviews

The lead actress in this movie gives a staggeringly superb performance.

She is a famous fiction writer who becomes the victim of a horrendous crime and decides to seek revenge.

The problem with this film is that it is presented in the screwball style(the story comes from Stephen King) which turns it into what the English call a 'black comedy' with imaginary characters and objects speaking out loud and the dead talking after their demise. Despite these challenges, the lead player still manages to make this a compelling view:

7/10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Driver See more »

Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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16:9 HD
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