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Small Crimes (2017)

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A disgraced former cop, fresh off a six-year prison sentence for attempted murder - returns home looking for redemption but winds up trapped in the mess he left behind.

Director:

E.L. Katz (as Evan Katz)

Writers:

E.L. Katz (screenplay by) (as Evan Katz), Macon Blair (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Joe Denton
Robert Forster ... Joe Denton, Sr.
Jacki Weaver ... Irma Denton
Molly Parker ... Charlotte Boyd
Gary Cole ... Dan Pleasant
Macon Blair ... Scotty Caldwell
Michael Kinney ... Phil Coakley
Daniela Sandiford Daniela Sandiford ... Cara Coakley
Shawn Lawrence ... Manny Vassey
Pat Healy ... Junior Vassey
Eddie Holland Eddie Holland ... Vassey Kid #1
Jasson Finney ... Vassey Thug #1
Anatoly Zinoviev Anatoly Zinoviev ... Vassey Thug #2
Glen Bowser Glen Bowser ... Abraham
Larry Fessenden ... Earl
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SMALL CRIMES is a delightfully suspenseful, blackly comic tale that follows a disgraced former cop, fresh off a six-year prison sentence for attempted murder, who returns home looking for redemption, but winds up trapped in the mess he left behind.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pequenos Delitos See more »

Filming Locations:

Montreal, Québec, Canada

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the novel, Phil Coakley and his daughter Cara are Caucasian. In the film, they are African American. See more »

Goofs

When Joe is pouring wine for himself and Charlotte, about half way through the film, he looks in the fridge at some morphine and the fridge door doesn't close properly. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Chaplin: So what do you think, Joe?
Joe Denton: [scoffs] I don't know. I dont think thats for me to say. A second chance? I mean, it's a nice idea, but...
Chaplin: But? How do you feel?
Joe Denton: Feel? I feel that I was a nightmare. I made terrible choices. I drove my family away. I... I hurt people. I didn't mean to, but there it is. And for all that... there's a hole inside me now. It hurts. I carry it.
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White Magic / Black Magic
Written by Dave Chandler
Performed by St. Vitus
Courtesy of St. Vitus Media, LLC
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Confusing and not in the least comedic
6 May 2017 | by stormy724See all my reviews

The summary states this is a black comedy, but I found nothing at all funny in it. I don't think I even cracked a smile. For me, it was a tragedy about a man released from jail determined to make amends and live a better life, but no matter what he does, it all goes wrong. Everyone is determined to undermine him, including his family.

The back story seeps out a tiny bit at a time, but I still found it confusing. In the end I wasn't sure what exact crime had put him in jail. I admit I found it less than engaging, so maybe I wasn't paying close enough attention.

I also couldn't figure out why, after a couple of bad incidents and threats, he didn't just leave town and start a new life elsewhere. Thomas Wolfe was right ---"You can't go home again" - --especially not a former cop who spent time in jail.

If you're looking for a a fun comedy, this is not it.


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