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In the Shadow of the Moon (2019)

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A Philadelphia police officer struggles with a lifelong obsession to track down a mysterious serial killer whose crimes defy explanation.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Boyd Holbrook ... Locke
Cleopatra Coleman ... Rya
Bokeem Woodbine ... Maddox
Michael C. Hall ... Holt
Rudi Dharmalingam ... Naveen Rao
Al Maini Al Maini ... Old Naveen
Quincy Kirkwood ... Amy (9)
Sarah Dugdale ... Amy (18 / 27)
Rachel Keller ... Jean
Ryan Allen ... Palmer
Tony Nappo ... Clark
Philippa Domville ... Arleen
Tony Craig ... Sergeant Williams (1988)
Gabrielle Graham ... Tabitha
Julia Knope ... Candace
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Storyline

In 1988, Philadelphia police officer Thomas Lockhart (Boyd Holbrook), hungry to become a detective, begins tracking a serial killer who mysteriously resurfaces every nine years. But when the killer's crimes begin to defy all scientific explanation, Locke's obsession with finding the truth threatens to destroy his career, his family, and possibly his sanity. Written by Netflix

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Some Crimes Defy Time


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Shadow of the Moon See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

"Heart Disease Risk Can Be Found in Your Genes." This article is below the piece headed " Philadelphia Police Chief Retires", in the newspaper, when Lockhart is discovered in 2015 making observations on the beach. An allusion to the similarity between genes playing On/Off, deciding your mortality, and the futuristic technology used in the film to kill the victims at the right time. See more »

Goofs

At 54'30, a note is passed between two people with "Scratch" misspelled as "Scatch" See more »

Quotes

Locke: You know, when I kill you, you'll never be able to kill anybody. One version of me won't have to chase you.
Rya: If you kill me now, the world as you know it will end in a very short time. And you have no idea what's coming.
Locke: You're not the only one trying to change the past. I'll be a regular guy.
[checks his gun]
Locke: With a regular family.
Rya: No. You don't kill me. I know you. I've known you my entire life. You were the one who told me to take this job. You taught me how to ride a bicycle. You made me my ...
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References Jeopardy! (1984) See more »

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Interesting thriller
27 September 2019 | by nicholls905-280-546911See all my reviews

It's refreshing to find a mid range budgeted thriller. The film is unafraid to attempt high concept storytelling and for the better part of the running time it works. There are some strong flaws, but if you can go with the film, you'll enjoy the twists and turns. Nice to see Netflix relying on these high concept to lure audiences, who are trapped by mega studios pumping superheroes at us. Not great, but I thought it was interesting.


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