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American Hangman (2019)

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2 men are chained up in a basement. The captor has cameras aimed at them and is streaming it on the internet - turning it into a "trial" on the held, retired judge's last court case. The viewers become the jurors.

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Wilson Coneybeare
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Sutherland ... Judge Straight
Vincent Kartheiser ... Henry David Cole
Oliver Dennis ... Lieutenant Roy
Paul Braunstein ... Ron
Lucia Walters ... Harper Grant
Al Sapienza ... Detective Steptoe
Jess Salgueiro ... Darnley
Joanne Boland ... Stokely
Parveen Kaur ... Kaitlyn
Genelle Williams ... Barbara
Alexander Crowther ... Josh Harkridge
Matthew Willson ... Terry
Matt Baram ... Mr. Brunelli
Kelly Van der Burg ... Jean Treblis
Chris Violette ... Task Force Police 1
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Storyline

An unidentified man posts a live feed on social media showing that he has kidnapped two strangers and intends to kill one before the day is out. His intention is to hold a capital "trial" online. As the authorities recognize what's happening, it becomes apparent that the online public is going to act as judge and jury.

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Thriller

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Trivia

During the discussion between Lieutenant Roy and Detective Steptoe, when the camera switches to Roy, the Clan MacPherson coat of arms can be seen to the upper right. The motto is Touch Not the Cat Bot the Glove, and refers to the clan's reputation as not to be trifled with. In keeping with the story line of poor policing convicting the wrong man for the crime, it foreshadows what may come. See more »

Goofs

At around min 75 the online votes are displayed. The total percentage is not 100 but 110% (43% and 67%). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Henry David Cole: [holding a camera] Where do you think you are?
Judge Straight: I don't know.
Henry David Cole: You. Where do you think you are?
Ron: [panicked breathing]
Henry David Cole: Where do you think you are?
Ron: I'm gonna fuckin' kill you, that's where I think I am!
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The Great White North Harshes on The Red, White & Blue in "American Hangman"
21 August 2019 | by jtncsmistadSee all my reviews

"American Hangman" is a made in Canada crime thriller that fires plenty of pot shots at the American judicial system. While the points are laid on a bit thick, there is still much to chew on here. Well intentioned. Well acted. And the great Donald Sutherland (a native Canuck) classes up any joint.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Kansas City, Missouri, USA See more »

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