Texas Killing Fields

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Texas Killing Fields

US poster
Directed byAmi Canaan Mann
Produced byMichael Jaffe
Michael Mann
Written byDon Ferrarone
StarringSam Worthington
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Jessica Chastain
Chloë Grace Moretz
Music byDickon Hinchliffe
CinematographyStuart Dryburgh
Editing byCindy Mollo
StudioForward Pass
Gideon Productions
Infinity Media
QED International
Watley Entertainment
Distributed byAnchor Bay Films
Release date(s)
  • October 14, 2011 (2011-10-14)
Running time115 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
 
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Texas Killing Fields

US poster
Directed byAmi Canaan Mann
Produced byMichael Jaffe
Michael Mann
Written byDon Ferrarone
StarringSam Worthington
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Jessica Chastain
Chloë Grace Moretz
Music byDickon Hinchliffe
CinematographyStuart Dryburgh
Editing byCindy Mollo
StudioForward Pass
Gideon Productions
Infinity Media
QED International
Watley Entertainment
Distributed byAnchor Bay Films
Release date(s)
  • October 14, 2011 (2011-10-14)
Running time115 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Texas Killing Fields (also known as The Fields) is a 2011 crime film starring Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jessica Chastain and Chloë Grace Moretz. It competed in the 68th Venice International Film Festival in September.[1]

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Plot

The plot focuses on several killings along Houston's I-45 corridor between Houston and Galveston; the crime investigators on the case; their sacrifices and personal mission to protect the innocent; plus their stake out to find the killer of the fictional character or victim in the movie. The film's screenplay was loosely inspired by true events surrounding the murders of women kidnapped from cities spread along 30 plus miles of I-45 corridor and dumped in many areas to include numerous bayous surrounding the oil fields of Texas City, Texas. While in real life there have been numerous itinerant serial killers involved over the years, the movie focuses on specific local Texas City suspects. In reality, the local moniker "The Killing Fields" applied to a specific abandoned property with acreage in League City, Texas known as Calder Drive. It was not the setting of this movie.[citation needed]

Cast

Development

The film was originally going to be directed by Danny Boyle before he left the project and was replaced by Ami Canaan Mann, daughter of director Michael Mann, who produced the film. Boyle said that the film was "so dark it would never get made".[2] The film was distributed overseas by Entertainment Film Distributors, a British company.[3][4][5] Filming began on May 3, 2010[3] in Louisiana, USA.[4]

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