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The Tall Man (2012)

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When her child goes missing, a mother looks to unravel the legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children.

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Pascal Laugier

Writer:

Pascal Laugier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Biel ... Julia Denning
Jodelle Ferland ... Jenny
Stephen McHattie ... Lieutenant Dodd
William B. Davis ... Sheriff Chestnut
Samantha Ferris ... Tracy
Colleen Wheeler ... Mrs. Johnson
Eve Harlow ... Christine
Janet Wright ... Trish
Ferne Downey Ferne Downey ... Lady / Mrs. Parker Leigh
John Mann ... Douglas
Teach Grant ... Steven
Garwin Sanford ... Robert
Jakob Davies ... David
Lucas Myers Lucas Myers ... Deputy Campbell
Pat Henman Pat Henman ... Nurse at police Infirmary
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Storyline

This film is about a legend that has been started by the town folk of Cold Rock. Since the children in the town have been going missing, people have said it's an entity known as 'The Tall Man' who has been taking them. Julia Denning (Jssica Biel) is the local nurse whose husband died years earlier. She is soon personally involved as her child is taken. She tries to track down where the child is taken, but finds that there's more to what's happening than she knew. The towns-folk start to turn on her and the truth comes out. But there's still more to the story - who is 'The Tall Man'? And what is the truth behind the disappearances? Written by U.N. Owen

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Fear Takes a New Shape


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and terror, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Shadow of the Tall Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Salmo, British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR15,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,212,903
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Color (HDCAM)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Not to be confused with The Tall Man from Phantasm (1979) and sequels, played by Angus Scrimm. This film isn't related with "Phantasm" franchise. See more »

Goofs

When the sheriff arrives at the building with Julia in the back seat, she manages to escape from the car by easily opening it from the inside. Today's police cars are designed so that the suspect cannot escape regardless of whether or not the door is locked or unlocked; in such a way her the door can only be opened from the outside. See more »

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Sheriff Chestnut: Not a single thing.
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innovative idea in the end become mushy
1 August 2012 | by saadgkhanSee all my reviews

The Tall Man – CATCH IT (B-) The Tall Man is a very interesting movie about an an isolated, slowly dying mining town, children are vanishing without a trace - abducted, the townsfolk whisper, by a mysterious entity known locally as "The Tall Man." Town nurse Julia Denning (Jessica Biel) seems skeptical...until her young David disappears in the middle of night. Frantic to rescue the boy, Julia lives every parent's darkest nightmare in this twisting, shock-around-each-corner thriller. The First half of the movie is really enjoyable as it's a complete thriller about a town, a woman, missing children and tall man. But once the shocking revelation was made after 50mints the movie becomes more of a social message than a thriller till the end. This doesn't goes in favor of the movie because maybe it's the biggest cover up in the town we still want some chilling running from the evil. Jessica Beil is great and perfect for her role but the twist they have in the movie only works if the woman is as strong as Jessica Beil. On the whole, it's a good thriller in first half and an okay movie in the second part.


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