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Beneath the Leaves (2019)

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Four small-town boys are kidnapped by James Whitley, a warm-eyed psychopath. His grotesque pursuit to reunite orphaned children with their deceased birth parents is halted when the boys ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mira Sorvino ... Detective Erica Shotwell
Kristoffer Polaha ... Detective Brian Larson
Doug Jones ... James Whitley
Aaron Farb ... Detective Abrams
Ser'Darius Blain ... Josh Ridley
Christopher Backus ... Matt Tresner
Christopher Masterson ... George Middleton
Tommy Kijas ... Officer Cartwright
Kee Seymore Kee Seymore ... Officer Davis
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marla Adams ... Nadine
Cassidy Barnes ... Young Adult Whitley
Randall Barnett ... Larry
Lili Bordán ... Samantha
Damarr Calhoun Damarr Calhoun ... Young Josh
Ashlyn Jade Lopez ... Young Rose
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Four small-town boys are kidnapped by James Whitley, a warm-eyed psychopath. His grotesque pursuit to reunite orphaned children with their deceased birth parents is halted when the boys escape and he is arrested. Twenty years later Whitley flees during a prison fire and decides to see his mission through. Detective Larson, once Whitley's prior victim, is removed from the case due to impartiality leaving his partner and lover Detective Shotwell to solve the case. Fueled by rage and a chance of redemption, Detective Larson chases the steadfast psychopath on his own only to fall back into the same trap he once escaped as a child.

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Be patient and wait for due harvest.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beneath the Leaves See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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1.85 : 1
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mediocre
9 February 2019 | by ops-52535See all my reviews

Except for a very promising start sequence, where some kids does their father, this was a mediocre,mish-mash acting and full of nick-nack talking grown ups with some inner demons that destoroy the story. its something about the acting that doesnt appeal to me, they are too rough,too designated and too perfect for the roles they fill. just watching them police doing house searches, look at how they move forward, how they handle the walkie talkie and gun. have they had any professional advisory at all ?

i guess i'm wrong, but i think that this kind of flicks are made to lure the brainblasted part of the population into the vivid world of b-movies, beacause its b or c all over. the filmography starts with a tempting glow of perfection, then when the real film starts,you are strangled by the shining bright picture of hd'ish quality, with bad focusing . how could you.....? the fights and special effects are blurry with a lot of ketchup action.

do watch if you want, im sure some will feel tensed by the action, to me though,the old grumpy man its not good enough and not recommended


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