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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.


Jim Mickle
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Boyd Holbrook ... Locke
Cleopatra Coleman ... Rya
Bokeem Woodbine ... Maddox
Michael C. Hall ... Holt
Rudi Dharmalingam ... Naveen Rao
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


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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Rachel Keller (Jean) and Bokeem Woodbine (Maddox) both starred in Season 2 of Fargo (2014). See more »


At mark 51.33 Maddox tell the professor to take it to channel 5. In 1997 there was no channel 5 in Philadelphia. See more »


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 first...
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References Miami Vice (1984) See more »


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Written by Sammy Brudson and John Fiddy (as John Charles Fiddy)
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I enjoyed this.
29 September 2019 | by johnjkelly-36119See all my reviews

It's mid budget and reasonable acting etc. There are a lot of negative comments and some people are offended way too easily, perhaps some are looking into it way too much for faults and racism, it's fiction. There are a hell of a lot more offensive movies out there, I am 58 and white and I did not even think of any of the things that some of the overly sensitive reviewers on here so just enjoy it as the fictional movie that it is and not a propaganda movie with messages of hate.

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Release Date:

27 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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