Small Town Crime
Small Town Crime is a 2017 American thriller film directed by Eshom Nelms and Ian Nelms. It stars John Hawkes as an alcoholic ex-cop who discovers a woman left for dead on the side of a road and finds himself compelled to locate the killer. As he investigates further, he encounters several shady characters and inadvertently puts his family in danger. It also stars Anthony Anderson, Clifton Collins Jr., Michael Vartan, Caity Lotz, James Lafferty, Robert Forster and Octavia Spencer.
|Small Town Crime|
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|Music by||Chris Westlake|
|Edited by||Traton Lee|
The film premiered at SXSW on March 11, 2017 and was made available to watch on DirecTV Cinema beginning December 21, 2017 before getting released in select theaters January 19, 2018, by Saban Films.
- John Hawkes as Mike Kendall / P.I. Jack Winter, an ex cop now working as a private investigator
- Octavia Spencer as Kelly Banks, Teddy's wife and Mike's adopted sister
- Anthony Anderson as Teddy Banks, Mike's best friend, who acts like a brother to him and Kelly's husband
- Robert Forster as Steve Yendel, Kristy's grandfather
- Clifton Collins Jr. as Mood, a hardened tough but gentle pimp who's hellbent on exacting revenge on whoever killed his prostitute
- Michael Vartan as Detective Scott Crawford
- Caity Lotz as Heidi
- James Lafferty as Tony Lama
- Daniel Sunjata as Detective Pete Whitman
- Dale Dickey as Leslie
- Jeremy Ratchford as Orthopedic, Mike and Mood's former business associate turned rogue criminal
- Don Harvey as Randy
- Michelle Lang as Tina
- Robyn Lively as Deborah Nevile
- Bart Johnson as Carl Nevile
- Stefanie Scott as Ivy
- Stefania Barr as Kristy
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 77% based on 30 reviews, with an average rating of 7.1/10. On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 68 out of 100, based on 12 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
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