4.8/10
487
19 user 1 critic

Dark Summer (2000)

A traveling cellist gets involved with two disturbed sisters on their way to Seattle to tell their mom that their dad has just passed away. On the way, the two kill a judge and a few others... See full summary »

Director:

Gregory Marquette
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Situation I (2006)
Certificate: 16 Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The story of an American journalist, a CIA operative, and an Iraqi photographer against the backdrop of the bloody war in Iraq.

Director: Philip Haas
Stars: Connie Nielsen, Damian Lewis, Mido Hamada
Return to Sender I (2004)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

While fighting for a woman who sits on death row, a lawyer happens upon new information which brings into question the motives of a man associated with her client.

Director: Bille August
Stars: Connie Nielsen, Aidan Quinn, Kelly Preston
Mystery | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  

Ten years ago Sarah Hathaway's gifted and troubled son, Thomas, ran away from their home in Los Angeles. Unable to deal with the doubt and guilt, Sarah's life slowly disintegrates ending in... See full summary »

Director: Nikolay Lebedev
Stars: Anne Archer, Kip Pardue, Agnes Bruckner
Demonlover (2002)
Thriller | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Two corporations compete for illicit 3D manga pornography, sending spies to infiltrate each other's operations.

Director: Olivier Assayas
Stars: Connie Nielsen, Gina Gershon, Chloë Sevigny
Voyage (TV Movie 1993)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Morgan and Catherine Norvell have their future plans ready. In Monte Carlo, their sailboat is stocked. From there they are going to sail to Malta and live on the boat for a year. They have ... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Eric Roberts, Karen Allen
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A comedy writer struggles to overcome his addiction to heroin.

Director: David Veloz
Stars: Ben Stiller, Maria Bello, Jay Paulson
Saturn (1999)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A son is stuck with caring for his Alzheimer victim father, a former professor who can now barely communicate. Depressed and struggling to make ends meet, an old buddy tries to get him to ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Schmidt
Stars: Scott Caan, Leo Burmester, Mia Kirshner
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A high-ranking Polish politburo member is banished from the party, and must find out why. Set in 1979 Poland before the Solidarity events.

Director: John Irvin
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Anne Archer, Paul Freeman
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
Director: Enrico Oldoini
Stars: Christian De Sica, Massimo Boldi, Nino Frassica
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Jeanine Markham is on a quest to challenge existence forever.

Director: Ziad H. Hamzeh
Stars: Sheena Colette, Theodore Bouloukos, Dexter McKinney
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Coming of age story of a thirteen year old Jewish boy in the 1960s whose parents decide to break up.

Director: Scott M. Rosenfelt
Stars: Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer, Tzvi Ratner-Stauber
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Hugues Anglade ... Gerard Huxley
Keith David ... Detective Davis
Kent Allen Kent Allen ... Detective Markofsky
Connie Nielsen ... Megan Denright
Mia Kirshner ... Dominique Denright
Frank Langella ... Robert Denright
Charles Knecht Charles Knecht ... Priest
Trae Thomas Trae Thomas ... Gas Station Attendant
Joseph Culp ... Mike
James Quill ... Tony
Mark Adams Mark Adams ... Highway Patrolman #1
Jack Semple Jack Semple ... Guitarist
Robert Culp ... Judge Winston
Anne Archer ... Beryl Denright
William L. Marshall ... Plainclothes Policeman #1
Edit

Storyline

A traveling cellist gets involved with two disturbed sisters on their way to Seattle to tell their mom that their dad has just passed away. On the way, the two kill a judge and a few others unknown to the cellist. Eventually he gets pinned for the crimes and is forced to defend himself. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Two's company. Three's murder.

Genres:

Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA | Germany | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Innocents See more »

Filming Locations:

Saskatchewan, Canada

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Après Un Rêve
Written by Gabriel Fauré
Arranged by Michel Colombier
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This director is channeling Alfred Hitchcock
18 May 2002 | by Thomas WoodbineSee all my reviews

It is so rare to find a film that makes you really think. Where dialogue and subtext combine to bring as much dynamic as physical action.

After watching Gregory Marquette's "Dark Summer" I found myself brooding about what I had just scene and catching my breath at the same time. For a first time director I was really impressed by his command of the material he himself had written.

Don't get me wrong the film had some problems but they were easily overlooked by the sensational cameos. Frank Langella gives a disturbing and memorable portrayal of the two heroine's dying father. I just wish there were more of him in the movie. The same follows with Keith David who I've been a huge fan of since "Platoon". Keith always delivers the goods and he bookends the film nicely as the cynical detective but again I wish there were more of him. Robert Culp gets the meatiest role as the Judge, I don't want to give anything away but get the kids out of the room when his scenes are up!!!!

The three Main characters are hypnotizing. I looked up this Jean Hugh Anglade and this actor has an amazing bio in foreign films. I would expect to have seen more of him but I felt his acting was right on the money. Connie Nielsen from "Gladiator" is deliciously dangerous as well as her deranged sister played by Mia Kirschner.

The whole cast was incredibly strong, the photography was stunning and the pace is breathless. Maybe a little too much so and the film could have been more balanced. One thing for sure it is a real stunner because you are never sure where it's going until the end.


8 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 19 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed