Tell Tale

December 31, 2009 0 By Fans
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Plot

A man's newly transplanted heart leads him on a dangerous journey to find out who murdered its donor.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 5.4/10 (2,372 voted)

Director:
Michael Cuesta

Stars: Josh Lucas, Lena Headey, Brian Cox

Storyline
In Providence, a husband and wife die in a botched robbery; we see flickers of his last memories. His heart goes to Terry Bernard, a single father raising a girl with a rare degenerative disease. After the operation, Terry has flashes of memory from the last moments of the dead donor's life. Then, he recognizes one of the donor's killers and follows him into an alley. Within days, Terry becomes an unwilling avenger, with a police detective on his trail. Meanwhile, he begins a romance with his daughter's doctor, his moods complicated by memory flashes, the donor's deepening presence in both Terry's mind and body, and the unexplained bond among the donor's killers. Can this end well?

Writers: Dave Callaham, Edgar Allan Poe

Cast:

Josh Lucas

Terry Bernard


Lena Headey

Elizabeth Clemson


Brian Cox

Phillip Van Doren


Beatrice Miller

Angela Bernard


Jamie Harrold

Kevin Stanovich


Michael Kenneth Williams

Acherton


Pablo Schreiber

Bernard Cochius


Tom Riis Farrell

Legethon


Ulrich Thomsen

Doctor Lethe


Dallas Roberts

The Surgeon


Cassandre Fiering

Frances Vieillard


Peg Holzemer

Elderly Woman In Wheelchair

(as Peg Saurman Holzemer)


Scott Winters

Doctor Averman


Kara Lund

Nurse


John Timothy Botka

Police Officer

Taglines:
Truth Lies a Heartbeat Away.



Details

Official Website:
Official site [France]|

Release Date: 31 December 2009

Filming Locations: Benefit Street, Providence, Rhode Island, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $12,000,000

(estimated)



Technical Specs

Runtime:

Goofs:

Revealing mistakes:
When lead character meets Acherton in bathroom his name-tag says Michael Acherton after he is called the detective refers to him as Paul Acherton.

Quotes:

[first lines]

Paramedic:
[over radio]
Dispatch this is Rescue 3. I have a 55 year old white male named Lyar, John. He has massive blunt trauma to the skull. Glasgow Coma Score is 1, Henry 3. Patient has ID in his wallet identifying him as an organ donor. Alert trauma and transport team.

Dispatcher:
Copy that.



User Review

Better than you think!

Rating: 7/10


First off, this is not any kind of interpretation of Poe's story;
Modern or otherwise. The only thing similar is that the main character
can hear a heart beat, sometimes. Suspense is held throughout the
movie! It held my full attention and I couldn't wait to see what
happened next. That's all I will say about the actual plot to not spoil
anything. There is graphic violence, and overall the film has a
depressing mood to it. Why then did I give a 7? The acting by everyone
is great..except for the English doctor's! it was horrendous! Her lines
sucked and she made me feel awkward. So bad that it takes away from the
rest of the movie. Overall, a good flick to check out.