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Sister Cities (2016)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 17 September 2016
After years of estrangement, four sisters gather in the wake of their mother's death, which may or may have not been a suicide.


Sean Hanish




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacki Weaver ... Mary Baxter
Jess Weixler ... Austin
Stana Katic ... Carolina
Troian Bellisario ... Baltimore
Patrick Davis Alarcón ... Carlos (as Patrick Davis)
Michelle Trachtenberg ... Dallas
Tom Everett Scott ... Chief Brady
Amy Smart ... Young Mary
Roxie Hanish ... 7 year old Carolina
Fidel Gomez ... Young Mort
Grigori Arakelyan Grigori Arakelyan ... Dancer #1
Noel Dilworth Noel Dilworth ... Dancer #2
Kaia Gerber ... 13 year old Carolina
Ava Kolker ... Young Austin
Kayla Levine Kayla Levine ... Young Dallas


Four estranged sisters reunite after their mother's alleged suicide. Mary Baxter (Weaver and Smart, at different ages) led an enviable life, traveling the world as a young dancer.She was blessed with four daughters from four different fathers, each as unique as the cities they are named after: Carolina (Katic), Austin (Weixler), Dallas (Trachtenberg) and Baltimore (Bellisario). After Mary's death, her daughters reunite in their New England family home to mourn. As the local police investigate the circumstances of Mary's death, old animosities among the sisters resurface, and a dark secret threatens to tear the family apart. Faced with a horrifying truth, the estranged sisters must choose to either turn their backs on the only family they have known, or risk everything to protect one another. Written by AnonymousB

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Michelle Trachtenberg first film since The Scribbler in 2014. See more »


[first lines]
Mary Baxter: She can't move. She's gonna die. What'cha gonna do, Austin? How long does she have to suffer before someone puts her out of her misery?
Austin: [suppressing crying]
Mary Baxter: She's waiting...
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Excellent story telling and acting
25 September 2016 | by songpersonSee all my reviews

The story is riveting and the acting flawless. I loved this movie. And I saw a screening on the same weekend as I saw 2 big box-office films. This one way outshone the others in every way. The story was told with flashbacks in a way that revealed more and more of the linear story as the film progressed. The ensemble acting made you feel you were there with these sisters. And the scenes between each sister and mother deepened our understanding of each character. The screenwriter is not only a wonderful scriptwriter, but also a novelist and we get to know these characters in a way that is usually possible only in novels. There is humor, sometimes dark, but always real that comes from the story, never thrown in merely to break the tension.

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17 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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California, USA

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