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The Dead Hand ()

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Detective Angie Flynn
Sergeant Oscar Vega
Detective Brian Lucas
Dr. Betty Rogers
Detective Paula Mazur
Susan Bailin
Rand Hardy
Nancy Bailin
Sergeant Fred Blunt
Mackenzie Usher
Manny Flynn
Kerry Hardy
Josh Martin
Ben Patkowski
Principal Shirley Davidson
Howard Bailin
Detective Richard Noonan
Gerald Holecka
Police Chief Jennifer Wells (voice)

Directed by

David Frazee

Written by

James Thorpe ... (creator) (creator)
Daniel Cerone ... (creator) (creator)
Dennis Heaton ... (written by)
Julie Puckrin ... (executive story editor)

Produced by

Ben Brafman ... executive producer
Daniel Cerone ... executive producer
Louise Clark ... executive producer
Sarah Dodd ... co-executive producer
Jennica Harper ... consulting producer
Erin Haskett ... executive producer
Dennis Heaton ... executive producer
Rob LaBelle ... executive producer
Kristin Lehman ... producer
Lindsay MacAdam ... executive producer (as Lindsay Macadam)
Matt MacLennan ... supervising producer
Rob Merilees ... executive producer
Jim O'Grady ... producer
Karen Anne Smith ... associate producer
Damon Vignale ... consulting producer

Music by

Shawn Pierce

Cinematography by

Mark Chow

Film Editing by

Stein Myhrstad

Editorial Department

Bob Dewald ... assistant editor
W. Cody Nelson ... dailies operator
Fred W. Richters ... finishing editor
Claudio Sepulveda ... colorist
Luis Alonso Meza ... international editor (uncredited)
Michelle Panchuk ... project manager: additional post-production services (uncredited)
David T.A. Warren ... video playback editor (uncredited)

Casting By

Colleen Bolton ... casting director: Canada
Jennifer Cooper ... casting director: US
Lindsay Jameyson ... casting director: US
Maureen Webb ... casting director: Canada

Production Design by

Ross Dempster

Art Direction by

Marc Aubin

Set Decoration by

Janessa Hitsman
Isaac Terpstra ... (on set dresser)

Costume Design by

Candace Cruikshank

Makeup Department

Rebecca Lee ... key makeup artist
Forest Sala ... key hair stylist
Ceilidh Dunn ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

Tia Buhl ... production manager
Tom Hastings ... director of independent production: CTV drama
Kerry McDowall ... post-production supervisor
Michele McMahon ... executive in charge of production: CTV
Kathleen Meek ... executive in charge of production: CTV

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Linda Crain ... second assistant director
Mike Crain ... first assistant director (as Michael Crain)

Art Department

Dean Barker ... property master
Allan Burdett ... construction coordinator
Neil Fairall ... assistant property master
Julia Evans ... lead set dresser (uncredited)
Jan Floor ... set decoration coordinator (uncredited)
Anamarija Josipovic ... set designer (uncredited)
Sean McQuillan ... on set dresser (uncredited)
Jeff Mennell ... set decoration buyer (uncredited)
Heather Murray ... props (uncredited)
Andrea Tully ... buyer (uncredited)
Maurice Woodworth ... assistant decorator (uncredited)

Sound Department

Dean Giammarco ... re-recording mixer
Patrick Haskill ... sound designer (as Pat Haskill)
Gord Hillier ... dialogue editor
Maureen Murphy ... foley artist
Bill Sheppard ... re-recording mixer
Gordon Sproule ... mix technician (as Gord Sproule)
Graham Timmer ... production sound mixer
Andre Azoubel ... adr recordist (uncredited)
Mike Kovac ... walla performer (uncredited)
Aaron Olson ... assistant dialogue editor (uncredited)
Sylvia Zaradic ... walla director (uncredited)

Special Effects by

Gary Minielly ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

Jess Brown ... visual effects supervisor
Stephanie Kwok ... matte painter
Karim El-Masry ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Jason Korber ... digital supervisor (uncredited)
Jae-ik Lee ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Geena Renk ... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Joshua Robertson ... digital compositor (uncredited)


Douglas Chapman ... stunt coordinator (as Doug Chapman)
Crystal Mudry ... stunt double: Sarah Grey (uncredited)
Jeff Sanca ... stunt driver (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Jesse Keay ... chief lighting technician
Ryan Purcell ... camera operator
Simon Smith ... key grip
Jay 'Sully' Sullivan ... camera operator (as Jay Sullivan)
Matt Bonin ... key grip rigger (uncredited)
Brendan Chalmers ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Warren Scott ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Connor Welsh ... dolly grip: "b" camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

Sandra-Ken Freeman ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Nancy Jones ... costume set supervisor (uncredited)

Location Management

John K. Alexander ... location manager (as John Alexander)
John Zenovitch ... trainee assistant location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

Natasha Duprey ... music supervisor
Paul Shatto ... music editor

Transportation Department

Shawn O'Hearn ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

Amanda Alexander ... script supervisor (as Amanda Alexander-McLean)
Rosalie Carew ... scripted development executive: Lark Productions
Anthony Epp ... script coordinator
Cathy Fullerton ... production coordinator
Micah Gardener ... assistant production coordinator
John Hall ... assistant to producers
Corinna Johnson ... assistant accountant
Virginia Prasad ... corporate accountant: Foundation Features
Stace Synkiw ... clearance coordinator
Barb Tinker ... corporate accountant: Lark Productions
Sharon Warren ... corporate communications: Lark Productions
Julie Waterhouse ... production accountant (as Julie Rieder)
Laura Wheeler ... director of business affairs: Lark Productions
Andrew Williamson ... digital producer: Lark Productions
Trorry Wong ... playback coordinator
Cera Ziegler ... assistant to producers
Tiffany Ainsworth ... office production assistant (uncredited)
Mohamed Almaghraby ... key production assistant (uncredited)
Karen Bushnell ... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Niall Cassin ... production assistant (uncredited)
Krista Johnston ... clearances (uncredited)
Jelena Popovic ... production assistant (uncredited)
Natalie Sutcliffe ... second assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Kelsey Wheeler ... helicopter pilot: camera (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

The victim: Nancy Bailin, a bright high school student and writer for her school's newspaper. The killer: Rand Hardy, a teacher at the school and faculty advisor for the newspaper. The case of Nancy's murder takes an interesting turn six months after the fact when a woman enters the Metro Vancouver Police office with a bomb strapped to her person, she demanding the release of the person who confessed to the murder, Josh Martin, who she claims did not murder Nancy. Angie, Brian and Paula are among the hostages the woman holds in custody. Oscar, Angie, Brian, Paula and Betty all were not involved in Nancy's case/Josh's conviction so have to come up to speed on the details. The detectives quickly discover that the bomber has special interest in the case: she is Josh and Nancy's mother, Susan Bailin, Josh and Nancy being half-siblings hence their different last names. In reviewing the interrogation tape where Josh confessed, Angie, Brian and Paula find that there is a forty-five minute gap within the interrogation, from the time that Josh, a drug addict, states that he doesn't know what's going on because he was high, to the time of the actual confession. In the process, Angie is able to convince Mrs. Bailin to allow both Brian and Paula to leave the office to investigate what happened, partly about that forty-five minutes that made Josh change his mind about confessing. In the process, they also discover that Mrs. Bailin is a naval soldier with bomb expertise, she who has rigged the bomb so if she dies, the bomb will be detonated. As their investigation progresses, Angie begins to believe that Josh is indeed not the killer. As such, Angie has to strike a fine line in doing what she believes is the right thing, which is find the real killer, while protecting all in the Metro Police office from Sergeant Blunt, the tactical team leader whose sole mission seemingly is to take out Susan at any given opportunity. Brian and Paula discover one important fact about Nancy's being, which if they dig a little deeper may uncover the last "unofficial" story she herself was investigating and the reason for her murder. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • The Dead Hand (Canada)
  • 44 min
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