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Freeze Frame (2004)

After being accused of a triple-murder, a man films his every moment of his to provide an alibi. Things takes a worst turn when a detective suspects him and the tapes goes missing which can prove his innocence.

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John Simpson

Writer:

John Simpson
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lee Evans ... Sean Veil
Sean McGinley ... Detective Louis Emeric
Ian McNeice ... Forensic Profiler Saul Seger
Colin Salmon ... Detective Mountjoy
Rachael Stirling ... Katie Carter
Rachel O'Riordan Rachel O'Riordan ... Mary Shaw
Andrew Wilson Andrew Wilson ... Covert Cameraman
Andrea Grimason Andrea Grimason ... Susan Jasper
Martin McSharry Martin McSharry ... Sam Jasper
Gabriella Henriette Gabriella Henriette ... Moira Jasper
Emily Anthony Emily Anthony ... Maggie Jasper
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryan McKenna ... Reporter (credit only)
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Storyline

Ten years ago, after being accused of a hideous murder of a mother and her twin daughters, Sean Veil became paranoid, filming himself along twenty-four hours a day to have an alibi if necessary. The small time psychologist Saul Seger became a famous forensic profiler and writer with the case and every now and then he accuses Sean Veil of the crime. The reporter Katie Carter believes in Sean's innocence. When the body of the missing Mary Shaw is found, Sean has to prove where he was five years ago. However, the tapes that can prove that he is not guilty have mysteriously disappeared from the storage shelf and Sean suspects that Saul has stolen them to incriminate him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Off-Camera is Off-Guard


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Freeze Frame - A Paranóia See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Lee Evans actually shaved his head and eyebrows for the film, despite being warned that his eyebrows may not grow back again. See more »

Goofs

During the reconstruction video, the mother lights five candles on a birthday cake. As she lifts the cake, one of the candles goes out, but in the next shot, the candle has been re-lit. See more »

Quotes

Detective Mountjoy: You seem kind of relaxed, if you don't mind me saying. For a man who's about to spend the next 30 years sucking unwashed dick.
Sean Veil: You seem kinda jealous, if you don't mind me saying.
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Dark, Intriguing and Original
30 September 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Ten years ago, after being accused of a hideous murder of a mother and her twin daughters, Sean Veil (Lee Evans) became paranoid, filming himself along twenty-four hours a day to have an alibi if necessary. The small time psychologist Saul Seger (Ian McNeice) became a famous forensic profiler and writer with the case and every now and then he accuses Sean Veil of the crime. The reporter Katie Carter (Rachel Stirling) believes in Sean's innocence. When the body of the missing Mary Shaw is found, Sean has to prove where he was five years ago. However, the tapes that can prove that he is not guilty have mysteriously disappeared from the storage shelf and Sean suspects that Saul has stolen them to incriminate him.

The dark, intriguing and original "Freeze Frame" is a great surprise. This low-budget movie has a very weird and confused beginning, with a bizarre character and an eerie but stylish cinematography, but it is worthwhile watching it if the viewer likes independent movies. The interpretation of Lee Evans is great with his paranoid character following his own rules of behavior. There are many twists and a surprising end. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "A Cena do Crime" ("The Crime Scene")


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