© 3L Filmverleih/Central

U.S.A./Canada 2003

Opening 1 Sep 2005

Directed by: Greg Marcks
Writing credits: Greg Marcks
Principal actors: Hilary Swank, Colin Hanks, Rachael Leigh Cook, Henry Thomas, Patrick Swayze

The film takes place at night somewhere in a sleepy, small town in America. Jack (Henry Thomas), driving drunk, hits a man with his car. A young woman (Hilary Swank, with braces and no make-up) is shot in a hold-up in the convenience store where she works and then arrested as an accessory. A doting father (Patrick Swayze) covers up a crime he did not commit. Three terminally bored kids drive around in a van playing pranks which don’t end well at all, and a teenage sexpot (Rachel Leigh Cook) brazenly manipulates two boyfriends and her father and tries to frame one of the boys for murder. The film recounts each story with all the threads coming together at 11:14. The mysterious connection between the stories continues to intrigue right to the end and the black humor is bitingly, sometimes raucously, funny. There are no leads. The stars get about twenty minutes each on screen. A terrific script and a superb supporting cast round out a great evening’s entertainment. The film is the first full-length feature for director Greg Marcks and is a virtuoso debut. You’ll enjoy this one a lot. (Adele Riepe)

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