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Deadline (2012)



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Steve Talley and Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts star in Deadline, the story of the murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama that has gone uninvestigated, unsolved and unpunished for almost twenty years. But that changes when Nashville Times reporter Matt Harper meets an idealistic young blueblood bent on discovering the truth. Harper undertakes the investigation despite the opposition of his publisher, violent threats from mysterious forces, a break-up with his fiancée and his father's cancer diagnosis. Deadline is a story of murder, family, race, and of redemption - for a small Southern town and for Matt Harper. -- (C) Official Site

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Steve Talley
as Matt Harper
Eric Roberts
as Ronnie Bullock
Clay Brocker
as Billy "Possum" Baker
David Dwyer
as Everett Hall
J.D. Souther
as Lucas Harper
Anna Felix
as Delana Calhoun
Lauren Jenkins
as Trey Hall
Jackie Welch
as Mary Pell Sampson
Maisha Dyson
as Vanessa Brown
Tommy Cresswell
as Judge Buchanan
Jeremy Childs
as Walker Burns
Tucker Perry
as Young Vanessa Brown
Darryl Van Leer
as Reverend Young
D'Army Bailey
as Judge Williams
Larry Woods
as Max McCallum
Romonte Hamer
as Wallace Sampson
Joe Blankenship
as Olen Perringer
David Dittmer
as Warren Baxter
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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

Has all the dramatic punch of a community theater production.

April 12, 2012 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Too lifeless for Lifetime and too inept to do justice to its source material...

April 12, 2012 | Rating: 1/5

The plot, in short, is underwhelming. It merely follows the reporters as the screenplay serves them the solution to their case on a silver platter.

April 12, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Although helmer Curt Hahn champions the causes of racial justice and crusading journalism, he can't seem to find a tone that's consistent or that befits the gravity of his subject matter.

April 11, 2012

The fact that real-life deadly racial animus in America is often cartoonish in its manifestation doesn't excuse Deadline's cliché-ridden characterizations of bigotry.

April 10, 2012's not evil and it's enjoyable in the same way the really terrible movies featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000 were enjoyable (or at least it was for me and my jaded sensibilities)... a well-intentioned mess.

April 29, 2012 | Rating: 80/100 | Full Review…

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