The River King

Genre:  Thriller
Release Date: October 21, 2005 (limited)
DVD: February 14, 2006

Current rating: Rating: 3.46
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Cast: Edward Burns, Jennifer Ehle, John Kapelos, Rachelle Lefevre, Sean McCann

Synopsis

Abel Grey (Edward Burns) is sent to investigate the death of a boy from an exclusive local school, who is found floating in the river. Fearing scandal, the school insists it was suicide. But after discovering from the boy's girlfriend, Carlin (Rachelle Lefevre), that he was being bullied, Abel suspects that a dangerous schoolboy initiation has gone horribly wrong and he secretly solicits the help of a sympathetic teacher, Betsy (Jennifer Ehle).

He is warned off the investigation by his boss, as the school is a generous benefactor to the Police benevolent fund. Abel, however, cannot let the case go, not only because his own brother committed suicide years before, but also because it seems that the spirit of the dead boy is leaving them clues as to what really happened that night.

Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Nova Scotia. Several cast members are Canadian.

Director: Nick Welling
Studio: Odeon Films
Producer(s): Michael Cowan, Jason Piette, Christopher Zimmer, Michele Camarda, Marion Pilowsky
Screenplay: David Kane
Official Site: www.myriadpictures.com/film.php?film=48

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