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The Coverup (2008)

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The story centers on around the mysterious death of repeat drunk driving offender Thacker and the discovery of his body in an alley behind the Marshalltown, Iowa, police department after his latest DUI arrest.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Gabriel Mann ... Stu Pepper
Eliza Dushku ... Monica Wright
John Savage ... Thomas Thacker
Mark Pellegrino ... Ron Pebble
Lee Garlington ... Beverly Thacker
Jennifer Finnigan ... Nancy Pepper
Steve Eastin ... Chief Wilson
Colby French ... Officer Dodge
Michael Welch ... Kevin Thacker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Blackman Michael Blackman ... Jury Spokesperson
Alison Brie ... Grace
Ivar Brogger ... Judge Hallow
Matt Bromen ... Kevin Thacker's brother
David Cohen ... Marshalltown Policeman
Gregg Daniel ... Judge
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Storyline

Personal injury attorney Stuart Pepper faces the challenge of his young career when he takes on a controversial case of wrongful death in small town Iowa. Kevin Thacker's body was found in the alley outside the Marshalltown Police Department after the young man was arrested for drunk driving. The arresting officer's story is highly suspicious and everyone involved, from the investigating detective to the FBI, appear to be aiding in covering up what actually happened that fateful night. With a promise made to the Thacker family to expose the truth, Stu dives head first into an uphill battle against lies and corruption. What transpires will change this lawyer's life forever. Written by Robert Dean Klein

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Wrongful death. Rightful justice. Based on a true lie.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violent content and brief sexuality
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Thacker Case See more »

Filming Locations:

Alton, Illinois, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Parts of the film were filmed in Alton, Illinois See more »

Soundtracks

O' Holy Night
English words by John Sullivan Dwight (uncredited), French lyrics by Placide Cappeau (uncredited) and music by Adolphe Adam
Arranged by Jay Weigel
Courtesy of Music of Melpomene, BMI
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Meh.
19 May 2019 | by shondarae_99See all my reviews

Bad acting, bad soundtrack, bad directing and bad writing. I love true stories so I should have just stopped watching and either read about this case or found a documentary to watch.


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