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Ghost of New Orleans (2011)

Little Murder (original title)
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In post-Katrina New Orleans, a disgraced detective encounters the ghost of a murdered woman who wants to help him identify her killer.

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Gerald Di Pego (screenplay), Justin DiPego (screenplay) (as Justin G. DiPego) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Lucas ... Ben Chaney
Terrence Howard ... Drag Hammerman
Lake Bell ... Corey Little
Sharon Leal ... Jennifer
Cary Elwes ... Barry Fitzgerald
Peter Jason ... Captain
Nick Lashaway ... Tom Little
Deborah Ann Woll ... Molly
Bokeem Woodbine ... Lipp
Noah Bean ... Paul Marais
Joseph J. Tomaska ... Sandoval
Michael Ellison ... Detective Hayes
Royce Williams Royce Williams ... Skateboarder
Stacie Mitchell ... Female Police Cadet (as Stacie Hadgikosti)
Sonya A. Avakian Sonya A. Avakian ... Paul's Housekeeper (as Sonya Avakian)
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In post-Katrina New Orleans, a disgraced detective encounters the ghost of a murdered woman who wants to help him identify her killer.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for some violence and brief language | See all certifications »
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While preparing a film shooting on Detroit's west side, two members of the film crew were robbed at gunpoint by two teenagers. The teens made off with a wallet and a cell phone from a crew member. Both teens were arrested later that day. See more »

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Luke Warm Coffee
Written by Chase Tuthill Pierson
Performed by Mechanical Bull
With special guest John Medeski
Produced by Adam Widoff
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low production values for such a great cast and charming setting
13 June 2012 | by spasticfreakshowSee all my reviews

The opening scene reveals the problem with this film - if it was a home-made film, ala the Blair Witch project, it might be more forgivable, but even indie films should be able to do better camera work than this, better directing. It's particularly tragic as a supernatural mystery film in New Orleans sounds so good and the scenery was downgraded by the truly poor production - almost as if the director, cameramen and production crew were entirely trashed throughout filming. I liked the plot, the casting and though I'd watch a film just for Josh Lucas, here his acting was spotty (fading in and out of character, too blatant to be passed off by the character development that did happen) he was far outmatched by Terrence Howard. Deborah Woll and Cary Elwes are fun in their supporting roles and it's always good to see those two. Lake Bell is very pretty - not going to win any acting awards for this - but she didn't ruin the film. I'd say the cast must not have been overly inspired - hope nobody else gives this director a shot. What a shame because this could have been a much better film. Still, definitely worth watching if you're going to bed anyway and are watching it for free.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 2011 (USA) See more »

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Ghost of New Orleans See more »

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Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

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