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The Long Bright Dark 

In 2012, former detective partners Rust Cohle and Martin Hart recap one of their very first cases together involving a serial killer, back in 1995.

Director:

Cary Joji Fukunaga

Writers:

Nic Pizzolatto (created by), Nic Pizzolatto
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew McConaughey ... Detective Rust Cohle
Woody Harrelson ... Detective Marty Hart
Michelle Monaghan ... Maggie Hart
Michael Potts ... Detective Maynard Gilbough
Tory Kittles ... Detective Thomas Papania
Alexandra Daddario ... Lisa Tragnetti
Kevin Dunn ... Major Ken Quesada
Clarke Peters ... Minister
Jay O. Sanders ... Billy Lee Tuttle
Christopher Berry ... Danny Fontenot
Brad Carter ... Charlie Lange
Joe Chrest ... Detective Demma
Jennifer K. Dawson ... Erath Woman (as Jennifer Dawson)
J.D. Evermore ... Detective Lutz (as JD Evermore)
Dana Gourrier ... Cathleen
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Storyline

Some 17 years after they worked on a case together, Rust Cohle and Martin Hart, then with the Louisiana State Police Criminal Investigation Division are re-interviewed about a case they worked together. They had only been partners for a few months when a naked woman's body was found in a farmer's field. She was posed kneeling before a tree with a crown of deer antlers on her head. The victim is identified as Dora Lange who, as Cohle had predicted, worked as a prostitute. Hart is a family man who does his best to get to know his new partner but Cohle reveals little of himself other than he is divorced and had a child who died. In the course of their investigation, they take an interest in another case, that of Marie Fontenot, a young girl who disappeared some time ago. They may have also found a link between the two cases. Written by garykmcd

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Trivia

Matthew McConaughey and JD Evermore had previously worked together in Dallas Buyers Club (2013) See more »

Goofs

When Rust is driving to the truck stop area, he is driving an automatic car and the shift lever is up in the park position. See more »

Quotes

Detective Marty Hart: Let's make the car a place of silent reflection from now on.
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Connections

References 20/20 (1978) See more »

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Sign of the Judgement
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Performed by 'The McIntosh County Shouters'
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A waste of time
1 March 2020 | by IllogicSee all my reviews

Slow and meandering, this show goes nowhere and takes its time getting there. It tries to be quirky to make up for a lack of development, but it doesn't work.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Long Bright Dark See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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