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Texas Killing Fields (2011)

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In the Texas bayous, a local homicide detective teams up with a cop from New York City to investigate a series of unsolved murders.

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(as Donald F. Ferrarone)
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Lucie Sliger
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White Kid (as Trenton Ryan Perez)
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Mrs. Kittredge (as Maureen A. Brennan)
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Eugene (as James Hébert)
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Souder, a homicide detective in a small Texan town, and his partner, transplanted New York City cop Detective Heigh, track a sadistic serial killer dumping his victims' mutilated bodies in a nearby marsh locals call 'The Killing Fields'. Though the swampland crime scenes are outside their jurisdiction, Detective Heigh is unable to turn his back on solving the gruesome murders. Despite his partner's warnings, he sets out to investigate the crimes. Before long, the killer changes the game and begins hunting the detectives, teasing them with possible clues at the crime scenes while always remaining one step ahead. When familiar local girl Ann goes missing, the detectives find themselves racing against time to catch the killer and save the young girl's life.

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Once in... There's no way out.


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Rated R for violence and language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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14 October 2011 (UK)  »

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$8,772 (USA) (16 October 2011)

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$45,282 (USA) (13 November 2011)
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Ami Canaan Mann later cast Sheryl Lee again in Jackie & Ryan (2014). Mann described Lee as an "incredible actress, totally underused" and said about her performance in 'Texas Killing Fields': "Sheryl Lee came in and blew me away." See more »

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Liquor is shown for sale inside a convenience store. While this is legal in the filming location in Louisiana, it's not legal in the state of Texas. See more »

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Dispatcher: 7-Ida-06 over at Hal's Tire Shop. There's been a break-in.
Det. Mike Souder: 06 en route to the tire shop...
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Referenced in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2011 (2011) See more »

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Pure Bred and Country Fed
Written by Mark Ham
Performed by Mark Ham and Michael Brymer
Licensed by Arrangement with Markamstreetpublishing
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Underrated and Gritty Detective Story
16 April 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Little Texas, Texas, Detectives Brian Heigh (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Mike Souder (Sam Worthington) are investigating a series of murders of women by a serial-killer. When they leave the crime scene where a body was found, Brian brings the girl Ann Sliger (Chloë Grace Moretz) that is on probation to the house of her dysfunctional family and delivers the neglected Ann to her careless mother.

Then they are called by Detective Pam Stall (Jessica Chastain), who is Mike's ex-wife, to help her to investigating a case of missing woman, but the case is outside their jurisdiction. However, they join Pam in her investigation while the family man Brian tries to help Ann and protect the girl against the abusive friends of her mother. Mike follows a clue that leads to two local criminals while Brian follows a different line of investigation and finds that the bodies were dumped in an area called "The Killing Fields". When Ann is kidnapped by the serial-killer, Brian seeks her out alone in the dangerous land.

"Texas Killing Fields" is an underrated and gritty detective story. The screenplay could be improved since the situation of two different groups of killers is confused but later the plot becomes clearer and the viewer is able to understand the big picture.

The locations in the bayous show an American reality that is not well- explored in Amereican films.The cast has great actors and actresses and the performances are excellent. Ami Canaan Mann is the daughter of Michael Mann and this is her second feature. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Em Busca de um Assassino" ("Chasing a Killer")


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