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Brother's Keeper (2002)

An ex-cop covers for her mentally ill brother's crimes. As his apparent involvement in a murder she is investigating grows, she discovers how far she'll go to protect him.

Director:

John Badham
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeanne Tripplehorn ... Lucinda Pond
Corin Nemec ... Ellis Pond
Leland Orser ... Travis Adler
Evan Parke ... Arthur 'Junior' Fortis, Jr. (as Evan Dexter Parke)
Brian Jensen Brian Jensen ... David Pond
Ben Cardinal ... Running Bear
Britt McKillip ... Young Lucinda / Marcie
Cameron Bright ... Young Ellis (as Cameron Crigger)
Andrew Jackson ... Adam Ruane
William S. Taylor ... Fred Tierney
Patricia Drake Patricia Drake ... Ritchie
Noel Callahan Noel Callahan ... Kelly Hewitt
Peter LaCroix ... Tom Hewitt
Kathryn Kirkpatrick ... Aileen Hewitt
Lloyd Berry ... Lloyd Murgin
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Storyline

An ex-cop covers for her mentally ill brother's crimes. As his apparent involvement in a murder she is investigating grows, she discovers how far she'll go to protect him.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brother's Keeper See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo
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Trivia

Jeanne Tripplehorn and Leland Orser were married in real life, just before production on this film commenced.. See more »

Quotes

Ellis Pond: Is Mr. Wall there?
Lucinda Pond: No, Mr. Wall's not here.
Ellis Pond: Is Mrs. Wall there?
Lucinda Pond: No, Mrs. Wall's not here.
Ellis Pond: Are there any Walls there?
Lucinda Pond: No, there are no Walls here.
Ellis Pond: Then what's holding up your house?
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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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Great movie.
23 January 2005 | by doodlegirl13_2000See all my reviews

It had twists, it had lead characters that weren't perfect, and it had moments of suspense and mystery. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I watched the copy I have at least twenty times, which is a record for me. I loved the riddles that were dispersed throughout, and I found the characters of Lucinda and Ellis Pond to be well-rounded and excellently portrayed. It makes you think, which is more than a lot of people expect from a movie without theatrical release. And for once, the evil bad guy isn't one to make gaping mistakes. Intriguing plot twists, action sequences, and flashbacks help the story along throughout, not that it needs the assistance.


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