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The Riot Act (2018)

PG-13 | | Thriller | 14 September 2018 (USA)
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This period film from Director Devon Parks weaves an intersecting web of characters, all having witnessed a murder from three different vantage points. The dark past of this turn of the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Brett Cullen ... Dr. Willard Pearrow
Brandon Keener ... William
Connor Price ... August
Lauren Sweetser ... Allye Pearrow
Micah Hauptman ... Cyrus Grimes
Jeremy Shouldis ... Henry
Eric Parkinson ... Newspaper Photographer
Claire Donald
Dean Denton ... Marshal
Dustin Prince ... Doctor
Lesa Wolfe ... Marguerite
Travis Joe Dixon ... Jack (as Travis Dixon)
Missy Speer Gipson ... Jane
Chuck Meré ... Vaudeville Performer (as Chuck Mere)
Brace Harris ... Jameison
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This period film from Director Devon Parks weaves an intersecting web of characters, all having witnessed a murder from three different vantage points. The dark past of this turn of the century town begins to uncover itself as an elaborate plot for revenge is constructed around the origins of a real life ghost story.

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Death doesn't feel the same to all of us

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and brief drug material
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Riot Act See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,840, 16 September 2018

Gross USA:

$75,506

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$75,506
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Mad Possum Pictures See more »
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Since The Riot Act's initial release, Eric Parkinson and Fred Shefte have been terminated from employment as Executive Producers and had all future association with The Riot Act, as producers or distributors, revoked due to unforeseen circumstances. See more »

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A TRUE THRILLER!
16 September 2018 | by justingoinsSee all my reviews

You would never know this movie was from a first time director. Filled with a cast of talented and familiar actors, this movie keeps you interested for the full length of the film. You really have to pay attention to keep up with all the deep psychological intricacies. I highly recommend this movie for everyone (above 10 years old, there is some language.)


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