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Shimmer Lake (2017)

TV-MA | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 9 June 2017 (USA)
An inventive crime thriller told backwards -- reversing day by day through a week -- following a local sheriff's quest to unlock the mystery of three small town criminals and a bank heist gone wrong.

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Oren Uziel

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Oren Uziel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benjamin Walker ... Zeke Sikes
Rainn Wilson ... Andy Sikes
Stephanie Sigman ... Steph Burton
John Michael Higgins ... Judge Brad Dawkins
Mark Rendall ... Chris Morrow
Rob Corddry ... Kurt Biltmore
Ron Livingston ... Kyle Walker
Wyatt Russell ... Ed Burton
Adam Pally ... Reed Ethington
Matthew Evans Landry ... Meth Billy (as Matt Landry)
Isabel Dove Isabel Dove ... Sally Sikes
Neil Whitely ... Harris
Angela Vint Angela Vint ... Martha Sikes
Julie Khaner ... Mrs. Dawkins
Pasqualina Cardu Pasqualina Cardu ... Field Reporter
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An inventive crime thriller told backwards -- reversing day by day through a week -- following a local sheriff's quest to unlock the mystery of three small town criminals and a bank heist gone wrong.

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lago Shimmer See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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2.4:1
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Trivia

Reunites Rob Corddry (Kurt Bilmore) and John Michale Higgins (Judge Brad Dawkins) from multiple episodes of the TV sitcom Community (2009) where they played Alan Connor and Prof. Whitman, respectively. (Although they weren't in any episodes together.) They were also in Rapture-Palooza (2013) together. See more »

Goofs

The Sherrifs cruiser license plate carries the Ohio county number 85, which is Warren County. The deputy's uniform patch reads Rengo County, there is no Rengo County in Ohio. See more »

Quotes

Zeke Sikes: [lecturing her in squad car] I'm not asking people to be perfect, Sal. Everybody makes mistakes. God knows I'm no exception. But everybody thinks that they can do whatever the hell they want with no repercussions whatsoever. And what is the point of being the only clean person in a town that's completely dirty?
Sally Sikes: When I'm dirty, my mom gives me a bath.
Zeke Sikes: Yeah. Well... that's what I'm doing. I'm giving this town a bath.
Sally Sikes: Bath time!
[siren wailing]
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Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
Written by Kevin Parker
Performed by Tame Impala
Published by BMG Platinum Songs (BMI) / BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd.
All rights adnimistered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
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Tight little thriller worth a view
10 June 2017 | by ejr-4See all my reviews

I read the plot summary, "OK, structured like Memento, let's see if it's original." Started out fair with nothing very compelling. Seemed like a standard small town crime story with nothing new beyond the backwards- in-time format. But definitely picks up along the way. Got more interested as I watched and it ultimately paid off very well! The structure truly served the plot and was not just applied to make it seem creative. It was inventive, tautly paced, well cut and an appropriate length. Give it a shot. You might even want to watch it again. I plan to.


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